The Secret Between Us is a delicate study of how lies, even those told with the best of intentions, can erode relationships and slowly consume us. One rainy, terrible night, Deborah Monroe and her daughter Grace are driving home when their car strikes a man neither had seen. As the repercussions of that accident begin to escalate, a seemingly harmless omission becomes a complex deceit. The two women struggle to cope with the consequences, but both become isolated not only from friends and family members, but also from each other. Author Barbara Delinsky capably explores complicated family dynamics, and even the victim, whom Grace recognizes as her history teacher, proves to have secrets of his own.