From the internationally bestselling author of The Shifting Fog and The Forgotten Garden
1959 England. Laurel Nicolson is sixteen years old, dreaming alone in her childhood tree house during a family celebration at their home, Green Acres Farm. She spies a stranger coming up the long road to the farm and then observes her mother, Dorothy, speaking to him. And then she witnesses a crime.
Fifty years later, Laurel is a successful and well-regarded actress, living in London. She returns to Green Acres for Dorothy’s ninetieth birthday and finds herself overwhelmed by memories and questions she has not thought about for decades. She decides to find out the truth about the events of that summer day and lay to rest her own feelings of guilt. One photograph, of her mother and a woman Laurel has never met, called Vivian, is her first clue.
The Secret Keeper explores longings and dreams, the lengths some people go to fulfill them, and the strange consequences they sometimes have. It is a story of lovers, friends, dreamers and schemers, play-acting and deception told against a backdrop of events that changed the world.
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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.