From the internationally bestselling author of The Shifting Fog and The Forgotten Garden
1961: On a sweltering summer’s day, while her family picnics by the stream on their Suffolk farm, 16-year-old Laurel hides out in her childhood tree house, dreaming of 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 tale of three strangers from vastly different worlds – Dorothy, Vivien and Jimmy – who are thrown together in wartime London and whose lives are fiercely and fatefully entwined.
Shifting between the 1930s, the 1960s and the present, The Secret Keeper is a spellbinding story of mysteries and secrets, theatre and thievery, murder and enduring love.
I really loved this book. Great story line and the characters are very well-developed. I found myself getting frustrated at some points because it seemed to take forever to find out the information I wanted to know, but that just meant it was a page-turner.
This is a wonderful story that weaves multiple time periods together to come to a surprising and momentous conclusion. I highly recommend Morton's books as they engage the reader in more than superficial stories. There is a moral foundation that will resonate with every reader. Highly recommended.
I absolutely loved!
I love audiobooks and heard of Kate Morton. So far I have read three of her books. The reader's voice suits the book very well.