I really liked the story line, the backdrop of the time line- WorldWar 2 and the characters were very well developed. I recommend this book to those who like family history mystery with a dose of historical event in the novel.
This book works on so many different levels, its hard to pinpoint just one reason why I enjoyed it so much. But I did. Thoroughly. Highly recommended.
Dogs believe they are human. Cats believe they are God.
Yes. The audio is perfect. The reader sets the tone for the story. Her voice becomes the character. I don't know if another reader could have done as excellent a job.
The moment came when I thought I knew the secret. I was wrong. The secret turned out to much more complex than I thought.
I can think of no name more appropriate than The Secret Keeper.
This is a great audiobook! It does, however, have a lot of detail. If I were reading this there would be a lot of sections I would skip. However, for this book, you can't skip. The characters stories are interwoven and the complexity of the secret is revealed through the details. All in all, an excellent story and well worth the read.
Only just started out but a winner in my library.
Great characters overall and will listen again.
Tell us about yourself!
This is a captivating listen from the start. It is told alternately in the past and present, but does not divulge the true secret until the end. The historical times are well researched; always a plus when trying to keep the story believable. As told, many of the clues to the secret are already waiting for the seekers to put them together.
My favorite Kate Morton so far.
Caroline Lee, as usual, gives an outstanding performance.
Married mother of three teenagers, back to work after 15 years at home - when I read a lot. Now I am the assistant to the Mayor of Omaha and work at least 60 hours a week, and on top of what I have to do at home - no more books. This lets me listen to the classics, the latest, whatever I want. I can learn or escape. I have always love audio books, but now I NEED them.
There is history, mystery, love and war. This is the most frustratingly wonderful book I have ever experienced, (so much so, I made up the word frustratingly.) I could not wait to see what revelation was next, and really was pulling for all of the main characters. I say that because there is not just one perspective. We get to see some of the events from multiple angles, and this is great, not tedious as some can make it. Because there is a mystery of sorts that is being figured out, I cannot give too many details. I can say to anyone who likes this era of history or mysteries, run, do not walk your credit to this book, but especially women whose moms are getting older or have recently left us. This will have a special pull for you, I am certain of it.
Someone who likes lots of detailed narrative in their books
Way to much detail; flash backs were confusingabridged version might have been good
Narrator was fine
A voracious reader, especially for a dog. Of course, terriers are superior. Not bragging. Just true.
The plot, the writing, the characters. The way the story unfolded.
Couldn't say. But it was a great story about an older woman looking back on her life and trying to resolve a long, purposely repressed memory of a significant family event before her dying mother is gone and it may be too late.
Nice to read a mystery that was neither a procedural detective story nor a gruesome dark trip that made me want to take a bath afterwards. (Bath-wise, I'm talking to you,"Sharp Objects" by Gillian Flynn.)
Vivian. Vivacious, fun, multi-faceted. A secret keeper.
I almost ditched this audiobook before it really got going. At first I found the reader's voice/accent a little off-putting - although most of the books I listen to have a British reader. Gradually, I realized that it was part of the overall performance and settled into it. Also, I found the very beginning a little self-consciously literary and slow getting started. But once the story kicked in, I couldn't stop listening. I highly recommend it.
Written by a writer who excels at the craft, the plot twists and turns never predictably, but always logically. Characters are engaging and memorable. My new favorite writer, I will buy more of her books. Well read as well.
I am retired from real estate and antiques. Currently teaching classes in a drug addiction rehab program. Am a wannabe writer. Love Audible!
Yes definitely. Well written - nineteen hours and still wanted more.
There were many, but one was when Laura realized the true identity of her mother.
Excellent narration for all the characters, but would have to say Dolly was my fave, with Jimmy being a close second.
I wouldn't say extreme, but toward the end I did have to reach for my Kleenex box.
I had no idea what to expect - wanted to try something different and was pleasantly surprised. it was a bit difficult in the first few chapters getting all the characters sorted out and the time line changing from past to present, but once familiar with them, I was totally engrossed in each of the characters and how their roles interacted throughout the story. br/>I have 'Riverton House' on my wish list, also by Kate Morton. It will most likely be my next choice.