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The Secrets We Conceal has been honored to win 10 awards in the categories of Coming of Age Fiction, Memoir, Psycholgical Fiction, Family Saga, Relationships, New Adult Fiction, Literary Fiction, and Best New Fiction

“An incredible story of grit, perseverance, and bravery. The Secrets We Conceal is a devastating, raw and romantic novel that I couldn’t put down. It is a must-read!”

Dana Derricks, 12 – Time Award-Winning Author

“A must read for anyone that feels they are at the end of their rope.  The reader will cry tears of sadness, joy and laughter at this tragically witty story where in the end love really does conquer all evil. “ 

Sarah R. Coates, M.Ed, LCMHC, NCC

“A haunting tale of innocence being stripped from a young girl, but with the power of finding confidence and self-worth. Profoundly moving."

SDC, mother of a young pre-teen daughter

"Her story is full of moments that change lives and while my story is different from hers, there are commonalities that brought pain yet also brought the feeling that I could share my journey and struggles.  I cried, laughed, and loved this book, it is a must read!”

M.W., Survivor

“I must say, the pages were both tearful and inspiring.  This is quite a story.  It is raw, romantic, and terrifying all in one. It meant the world to me to be part of bringing this book to life.”

James Austin – Author


“I think The Secrets We Conceal is really well written and I love the story. To be honest, I couldn’t put it down and trust me, this doesn’t happen often for me.”

Amy Bennett – Editor and Proofreader


“I absolutely loved this book! It’s so raw, sad and real.  My heart was pounding and breaking in so many places.  The writing style really connects you with the characters, making the emotions so real.”

S. Graham – Author of Vacant

Laura Shirk is a normal, happy, go-lucky, little girl playing with Cabbage Patch dolls and Legos. Until she isn’t. Set in the late 1980s-early 90s, a visit to her aunt and uncle’s house changes everything.


What follows is a nerve-racking story shedding light on child sexual abuse. As the tragedy unfolds, Laura mutters through life concealing her secret from everyone. Feeling alone and isolated, she struggles to navigate her younger years wondering if she can or will ever find happiness.


Then, Laura meets ‘the perfect man’ for her. Can he heal her heart and break down her steel walls?


The Secrets We Conceal, S.R. Fabrico’s debut novel is a riveting coming of age story that beautifully conveys how love and strength can heal all wounds.

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