The Secret KeeperKate Morton

The Secret Keeper

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The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton Book Summary

From the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of The Distant Hours, The Forgotten Garden, and The House at Riverton, a spellbinding novel of family secrets, murder, and enduring love.

During a picnic at her family’s farm in the English countryside, sixteen-year-old Laurel Nicolson witnesses a shocking crime, a crime that challenges everything she knows about her adored mother, Dorothy. Now, fifty years later, Laurel and her sisters are meeting at the farm to celebrate Dorothy’s ninetieth birthday. Realizing that this is her last chance to discover the truth about that long-ago day, Laurel searches for answers that can only be found in Dorothy’s past. Clue by clue, she traces a secret history of three strangers from vastly different worlds thrown together in war-torn London—Dorothy, Vivien, and Jimmy—whose lives are forever after entwined. A gripping story of deception and passion, The Secret Keeper will keep you enthralled to the last page.

The Secret Keeper (Kate Morton) Book Reviews

Great read!This novel is certainly on par with House at Riverton. Keeps you guessing until the end! Loved every moment..Score: 5/5

Great storyThe character development along with many surprising twists provide a book that you just can't put down..Score: 4/5

Good storyLove reading it and enjoyed the surprising end..Score: 4/5

The Secret KeeperLoved this book. Such an amazing ending that brought tears to my eyes in the best way. Great story telling and not predictable in the slightest. Totally going to read more of Morton's novels now..Score: 5/5

Romantic WWII mysteryKate hit a home run with this one. A secret unveiled at every turn. Loved it.Score: 5/5

Unusually great read!What a great book! I couldn't wait to get back into the story every evening! It was a great book, and I've told co workers and family they need to read it. Now you should too!.Score: 5/5

I could hardly breatheAs the paths in this story come together there is still much to learn. In coming to the end I could hardly breathe. It will stay with me a long, long time..Score: 5/5

Excellent and captivating read!I enjoyed this books tremendously!.Score: 5/5

Worth hanging in there for - ending is memorableI really enjoyed this book. I had read reviews about the first half dragging. It does - and next thing you know you are hooked. It's about a lady trying to piece together her mother's past. The ending really is one that I won't soon forget - how refreshing!.Score: 5/5

Great readTremendously talented author. What a gift of character development and switching effortlessly between past and present chapters without confusing the reader. Great mystery, excellent writing. Can't wait to read more from her!.Score: 5/5

The secret keeperA wonderful book..the best I've read in a long time..thank you.Score: 5/5

The best yet!I love all of her books but this is by far my favorite!.Score: 5/5

Slow goingAnd a bit repetitive at times. No real surprises. From time to time I wanted to just scream, “ask your mother!” to the main character. The book perpetuates a myth that the old and dying are ridiculously fragile and not too bright individuals who need to be protected from their own history. After a lifetime of dealing with those at the end stages of life I assure you, and the author, that nothing could be further from the truth. The character of the aged mother would have been bursting to tell her story, to paint the mural of her past and the war years. This truth put the entire book into the category where I’m not inclined to recommend it..Score: 3/5

Excellent bookThis book took me along with twists and turns right from the beginning!! Great book!!.Score: 5/5

WonderfulTo the girl who can't seem to look away from old photographs, it seems you aren't alone. To the girl who is searching for that perfect book to read, you have found it. Pour yourself a cup of tea and enjoy. ;).Score: 5/5

Great book! Couldn't put it downTry it. You'll get totally hooked.Score: 5/5

The Secret KeeperWonderful story, beautifully written. Kate Morton is a wonderful writer. I so look forward to her next novel..Score: 5/5

So good!!One of my absolute favs!!.Score: 5/5

Romantic and intriguingLoved it! So many unexpected twists and turns. Kate Morton weaves her story do beautifully and effortlessly. Such a pleasure to read. Could hardly put the book down. Every line has a reason and a purpose... Clues that are so well hidden that you don't realize their importance until they are revealed. Can't wait to read another Kate Morton masterpiece..Score: 5/5

The Secret KeeperThe book gets off to a very slow start. I was actually going to put the book down and come back at a later time. So glad I didn't give up. The story really picked up and evolved into a great story. It will have you on the edge of your seat and reading as quickly as possible to find the conclusion..Score: 4/5

Woderful from the first page to the last!Beautifully wrtten, and intertwined stories solving the secrets at last!.Score: 5/5

Amazing journeyThis story holds you captive from the start. I loved every page, every character. Find myself still thinking of Vivian days after. Another fantastic novel by Kate, looking forward to her next,.Score: 5/5

Enchanting readI absolutely loved this story. It comes so very close to my all-time favorite "The Forgotten Garden". I fell in love with the characters, their stories, their relationships and their lives. The one frustrating thing is now having to wait for a new book from Kate Morton! She is the ultimate storyteller. Thank you!.Score: 5/5

The Secret KeeperDidn't know if I would like this book or not. First time to read a book by this author. Although not my normal read, I was pleasantly surprised and the ending was perfect. You will not regret this buying and reading this book..Score: 4/5

The Secret KeeperA poignant and inspiring novel. This my second reading and I enjoyed it even more than the first. Kate Morton writes fluidly with an amazing insight to human characters and their emotions. A story you will remember and cherish!.Score: 5/5

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The Secret Keeper Synopsis

Book Name:
The Secret Keeper
Book Language:
English
Book Category:
Books, Fiction & Literature, Historical
Book Size:
8939901 bytes.
Book ID:
506101615
Book Release Date:
2012-10-16
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