AUTHOR: KATE MORTON • CATEGORY: WOMENS FICTION • PAGES: 582
1961: 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. 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 1960s and the present, The Secret Keeper is a spellbinding story of mysteries and secrets, murder and enduring love.
Well hello Kate Morton. I think my shelves will be seeing a lot more of you. I am not trying to brag or anything but it very rare that I get towards the end of a book and am surprised. So, a standing ovation from me to you Kate Morton for achieving this. This is a rewarding read from start, all the way to the finish.
The different POVs along with slipping from present to past gives the book so much substance and you are left anticipating what will happen in the next chapter. The central characters of Jimmy, Dorothy and Vivien are so vivid that I felt an immense connection to their lives. The mystery that flows through the book is superbly executed and you find out details in both the past and present aspects. A wonderful read with a beautifully balanced about of mystery, drama and love.
Overall Rating: ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼ ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼ ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼ ￼5/5 teacups
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