The Secret Keeper

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Center Point Large Print, 2012 - Fiction - 669 pages
134 Reviews

During a party at the family farm in the English countryside, sixteen-year-old Laurel Nicolson has escaped to her childhood tree house and is dreaming of the future when she sees her mother speak to a stranger. Before the afternoon is over, Laurel will witness a shocking crime that challenges everything she knows about her family and especially her mother, Dorothy.

Now, fifty years later, Laurel is a successful and well-regarded actress, living in London. She returns to the family farm for Dorothy's ninetieth birthday and finds herself overwhelmed by questions she has not thought about for decades. From pre-WWII England through the Blitz, to the fifties and beyond, she begins to unearth the secret history of three strangers from vastly different worlds -- Dorothy, Vivien, and Jimmy -- who meet by chance in wartime London and whose lives are forever entwined.

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Good plot twist too. - LibraryThing
I found it well researched and well written. - LibraryThing
The ending, however, was brilliant. - LibraryThing
Became a real page turner for me in the end. - LibraryThing
Wow! what a surpise ending! - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Collin Shea - Goodreads

I definitely give this 5 stars for story-telling and I am now officially a Kate Morton fan since this is the third book of hers I've read and loved. Even though I figured out some of the twists before ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kim Novak - Goodreads

A beautiful story of love, loss, chance, and redemption... Makes you wonder what sorts of second chances your family members had along the way. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Kate Morton was born in South Australia in 1976. She earned a degree in speech and drama from Trinity College London, an English literature degree from the University of Queensland, and a master's degree focusing on tragedy in Victorian literature from the University of Queensland. She also completed a summer Shakespeare course at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program researching contemporary novels that marry elements of gothic and mystery fiction. She won the Australian Book Industry Award for General Fiction Book of the Year in 2007 for her debut novel, The Shifting Fog, also known as The House at Riverton. Her other books include The Distant Hours and The Forgotten Garden, which won the Australian Book Industry Award for General Fiction Book of the Year in 2009.

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