I was there!
Vivian...she turned out to be so caring and loving. Not what I had thought at first and then I loved her. I wanted to sit at her bedside with Laurel at the end.
The very, very best! I kept thinking how different this story would be to read it rather than hear it. That was one of the best things. Now I'm going to seek out the other books that she and Ms Morton have collaborated on.
It would be Jimmy. Such a caring man, gentle and willing to talk about most anything. I don't think he had a mean bone in his body.
I love hearing about the things in that time period, the 1940's, the war, the way people had to cope, etc. And ofcourse this was England, things there are different from America anyway. When I finished the story, I kept going back over the last 2-3 chapters because I couldn't belive it ended that way! It wasn't a bad way, I was surprised so that was good!
I struggled from the beginning and finally gave up. Moved too slow. It was a suggestion from Joshilyn Jackson's book review..."readers who listened to Jackson like Morton..."
Not this reader.
I wasted a credit/$
So many twists and turns. Just when I thought I had this one all figured out I was pleasantly surprised in end that I was wrong. The narration was outstanding and made me feel very connected to the characters. Beautifully written and extremely touching story. Loved it.
It is the sort of story that draws you in and you become caught up in the plot.
I liked the way you were kept just a little off balance. You would think you knew what was going to happen and then it didn't. I also liked going from one time period to another, weaving your way back and forth - and it all made sense.
I really didn't have a favorite. She was good with them all.
No. I enjoyed listening to it for 2 - 3 hours at night.
I have read all of Kate Morton's books and this was one I really enjoyed. Her previous book was not a favorite of mine. The House at Riverton was hard to get in to, loved the 2nd book and The Secret Keeper was on a par with it.
You can't guess! I have loved everyone of Ms Mortons books all have surprised and all leave me with a tear in my eye. She is on par with the style of Agatha Christie
Excellent narration, there are no flaws
Its emotive, it evokes a time that is unforgettable
Kate Morton is one of the best writers in the genre. Her books are absolutely mesmerising. The only other writer i can compare her with is Katherine Neville.
You will be transported in a way that seldom happens. This is not chick lit this is true thriller stuff. Hercules Poiret
I love this book, it made me always want to guess what the ending would be. Everytime something new appeared, my mind was racing to try to find out an explanation and an ending. Even though I try, I never guessed what would have happened, making it a great book!
The fact that I was constantly guessing, made me so involved in the story. I couldn't put the book down!!!
I enjoyed the look into the war-time Dorothy... really didn't enjoy Laurel's search that much. I could identify on some level with Dorothy's impetuousness, her desire for a different life... but could never quite figure Laurel out. I'm 2/3 of the way through the book and I am just so bored with everyone.
NO! Caroline Lee is better than this. What's with the occasional slips into an Irish/Welsh brogue?
Hard to say. If I had finished this book, maybe...
I am a HUGE Kate Morton fan, having been introduced to her work in "The House at Riverton". I was a bit disappointed in "The Distant Hours", but eagerly awaited this book. I tried twice to read it - once from my local library and once here from Audible - and I am just not compelled enough by the characters, or perhaps put off by the funny accent Caroline Lee portrays during the war years, that I couldn't get through this one.
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I enjoyed the book very much, Kate Morton really creates wonderful characters and has great ideas for stories, however this one did not hit me as much as the other 3. Is it because the formula is becoming too predictable or was it just my mood? I gave all the other books 4 to 5 stars.
I saw the end coming pretty early on, although I was never quite sure until it was actually revealed. I changed my theories a few times because Morton is crafty and keeps you guessing, yet I kept coming back to same outcome and it turns out I was right.
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First time auther, Kate Morton, an Australian author that went to university in England before settling back in the home country. This is an incredible story, well written with lots of times where you try to figure out what really happened as the story unfolds. The story starts in 1961 with a English family living in the country. It's the youngest childs birthday and the family is celebrating by the creek out back. The kids are playing hide and seek and the 16 year old daughter is hiding in the treehouse. She starts to get down to get the cake knive out of the kitchen when she sees her mother coming to get it. At that moment a worn looking stranger comes around the corner and says, "Hello Dorothy, it's been a long time." She sees fear in her mother's face then her mother takes the cake knive and stabs him through the heart killing him instantly. That's in chapter 1. The rest of the story goes back and forth betwween the years 1941 during the German blitz of London and 2011 with the daughter who witnessed the murder trying to figure out why it happened. The author spins a great story.
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Very good book. The narrator is excellent and I find myself wishing for more of Kate Morton's books.