This book had me interested in all the characters and timelines. Sometimes this style of writing has me favoring one timeline or characters over the other. Not this book. The transition between characters storylines was perfection.
This may be my favorite Kate Morton book of all. Did not see the twist coming. Then looking back I should have. Very good writing. I loved characters then hated them then loved
Jimmy and Viv
The twist towards the end when I thought the plot had been laid bare took the trophy
It rates quite high.
Secrets of A Charmed Life, probably because it was a recent read and another family drama based around the London Blitz. Both are very good stories and bring home the impact of living in a city that is being bombed month after month.
Not sure if I have listened to this performer before but she did a good job. I liked it that I could discern the characters as the story shifted from from one to another. The best part was that her voice projects and records well. Hence, I never struggled to hear it. A pet peeve of mine is the performers who "whisper" or soften their voices for effect. What good is effect if the readers are annoyed because they have to struggle to hear it?
Vivien was the most memorable for me because of her resiliency, generosity, and imagination.
I loved this book. Some reviewers complained about the length and detail but I thought both enhanced the story. It was a complex story but not hard to keep track of for the reader. I was indeed surprised at the end, which doesn't happen all that often. I can only imagine Ms Morton's very complicated story board on this novel. She had a lot of threads to keep track of throughout and did a great job of moving back and forth from one era to another. I was compelled to keep listening as I really wanted to know what happened with these characters.
I binged-listened to this book in about a week's time. I almost squealed in delight at THE plot twist, I love it when I don't see those coming. The author is great, I read one of her books previously but I love this narrator, it brings these stories to a whole new level.