Kept me on my toes the whole water through. well done, characters and story. yes
First of all, I dearly love the narrator of this book!
Although the book seemed to take a while to pick up steam, the detailed and methodical way it was written all comes together swiftly in a way that really surprised me. A delightful read that I highly recommend!
This book is full of surprises and mystery. It's well written and performed. It was a pleasure to listen to. Too often I find books to be uneventful, a slow read or a predictable story. Just as I thought I had The Secret Keeper figured out a new bit of information would come forward to prove me wrong and keep me guessing. Bravo and thank you!
I listened to and enjoyed the Audible version of The Secret Keeper. The story is written in a flashback format that really works. The setting moves between London during WWI and the family home, fifty years later. A family secret is unraveled through the eyes of the oldest daughter, Laurel Nicolson. The Secret Keeper is interesting from a historical perspective and is a well-written mystery. I’m definitely going to look into other books by Kate Morton. The narration by Caroline Lee was excellent. The Secret Keeper is definitely a good listen.
This story kept me hanging on, right to the end. The characters were revealed in a tantalizing way that kept me slipping back to hear more. You will love this book, right to the end, and will know all you wanted to know. Perfectly read; I'd give it a ten overall if I could. I'm going to be looking for more by this author.
Definitely, in fact, I did. Even though it was fiction, the author did a lot of research of WW2 England and the story was very believable, good for the history buff.
The Slight accent changes, from Australian, to proper English, to cockney English without over doing it
The start of the book can be a little slow, but press on and you will find a treasure trove of well developed characters, clever plot twists, and an ending that you never expected!
The narration was spectacular! The only little criticism I have is the narrator's narration of male characters sounding unnatural, and may have portrayed them a little more feminine then they should be. Can't really blame the narrator because she is a woman..
The premise of the story is reminiscent of "Bridges of Madison County" in that adult siblings find out the mother they thought they knew so well kept secrets, but the storyline is deeper and the children have to search harder for clues. A few times the clues they discover are a bit too "convenient" but this can be overlooked with no more than an eye roll or two, because the lives of the characters are interesting. Although I suspected I knew the mother's big secret early on, it was still fun to learn the "how's" and "whys" of how it all happened & enjoy the happy ending.