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This is the second WWII book I listened to in a row - not necessarily on purpose. This was so good I cannot get it out of my head. I liked this as much as Kate Moron's "The Forgotten Garden", my first of her books (maybe her first book on Audible.)
It has some very interesting twists and turns, but the end - the end was excellent – which would not be worth much without the rest of the most excellent story. The stories of WWII in England were as frightening as any other good read, but with a different context. It isn't like one cannot figure out what really happened – but honestly I didn’t get the whole picture. It was so – good – and right at what really happened.
The title is excellent. I cannot wait to listen to it again! And again!! It is very worth the credit!!!
Yes, I would recommend this book. Very sweet and the perfect amount of suspense and mystery. I loved the character development. Great twists and turns, and she ends the book amazingly perfect! I've listened to only one of Kate Morton's other books, but will be downloading the others.
The story captured me from the beginning. I have an affinity for WWII based novels since I had several close relatives involved in the fighting. I especially admire the courage and tenacity of the British during the London blitz.
I loved the way this plot developed....What did Mom do during the war? Who are the people in these photos? Was she a villain or a victim? So many questions to be answered...so little time since she is dying. There is a breathtaking plot twist at the end that I didn't see coming!
The reader did an excellent job. I liked the way she developed the characters one by one.
Very enjoyable. I will look for more by Kate Morton. (already read The House at Riverton)
It is a well kept secret, even from the reader. I am not often surprised by a story line but this one did surprise me but only in the best way.
Laurel, I loved discovering right along with her the secret.
Easy to listen to.
I like epic stories which in the telling the story reveal some truths of human nature. Stories which have well developed characters that make you feel like you know them. Kate provides these requirements in spades and I can not wait to read more of her stories.
Yes...long but keeps reader engaged! Lots of twists and turns.
When Laurel looks at the picture and finds out who her mother really is.
The initial Peter Pan rehearsal in the attic-when Jimmy thinks he has caught Vivien but finds out what she is really doing.
Yes, but pretty much impossible due to the length.
I was unfamiliar with the author, but I am now looking for other books by the same author. So much better than the so-called bestselling authors who write formulaic novels containing the same plot over and over again.
Yes! To see if I can pick up more clues.
The ending.I had NO IDEA.
This was a fantastic book.
I love really really good suspense...historical fiction... "slice of life"...coming of age books...ok, anything! :)
It grabs you from the first chapter and does not let go till the end...and even then...i'd love a SEQUEL! WOW!
It was so well researched (listen to the author's notes at the end of the novel) that you felt as if this could have been your own grandmother's story. The way Ms. Morton flipped back and forth between the past, present and each of the main characters' back story was so smooth; easy to follow and gripping.
Her tone inflections were so subtle; but just enough that i knew if it was man, woman or child...brilliant narrating!
Vivien. She was a survivor and showed the strength of the human spirit; i'd love to hear even more details of her story. Second, would be sweet Jimmy. I love the way he loved his father and the "women" in his life.
DO NOT MISS THIS BOOK! YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!
I love this book with all my heart! Kate Morton became one of my absolute favorite authors this year after reading The Forgotten Garden and The Shifting Fog (also known as The House at Riverton), but this latest novel absolutely cements and guarantees her continued place there. The Secret Keeper blew my mind and it just showed me more of what Kate Morton does so very very well. All the time taken and careful preparations of the plot, scene, characters clearly show, and add up to make this novel a compulsive read filled with vibrant and flawed characters.
I would compare authors rather than books. I think Kate Morton is in the same league as Susanna Kearsley and Kimberley Freeman in my opinion.
I just LOVE Caroline Lee and any character that she perfoms is exceptional!
Hmmmm...Not sure about this one.