This is the spellbinding new novel from the author of "The House at Riverton", "The Forgotten Garden" and "The Distant Hours". 1959: On a sweltering summer's day, while her family picnics by the stream on their Suffolk farm, sixteen-year-old Laurel hides out in her childhood tree house dreaming of a boy called Billy, a move to London, and the ...
This is the spellbinding new novel from the author of "The House at Riverton", "The Forgotten Garden" and "The Distant Hours". 1959: On a sweltering summer's day, while her family picnics by the stream on their Suffolk farm, sixteen-year-old Laurel hides out in her childhood tree house dreaming of a boy called Billy, a move to London, and the bright future she can't wait to seize. But before the idyllic afternoon is over, Laurel will have witnessed a shocking crime that changes everything. 2011: Now a much-loved actress, Laurel finds herself overwhelmed by shades of the past. Haunted by memories, and the mystery of what she saw that day, she returns to her family home and begins to piece together a secret history. This is a tale of three strangers from vastly different worlds - Dorothy, Vivien and Jimmy - who are brought together by chance in wartime London and whose lives become fiercely and fatefully entwined. Shifting between the 1930s, the 1950s and the present, "The Secret Keeper" is a spellbinding story of mysteries and secrets, theatre and thievery, murder and enduring love.
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I did not finish the book. I felt that the publisher had asked the author to extend this book as much as possible for more money. I had enjoyed three of the author's books but this book was extremely boring. After over 200 pages I closed the book. The plot line was extremely slow to say the least. How many pages can a person read the same thing. Very disappointing.
Dec 27, 2012
Kate Morton scores again
This book delivers all the twists and turns akin to previous books by Kate Morton. It goes from early 1900's to modern day. Travels from Australia to England. The characters are exciting and fresh. Had me guessing until the very end.
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