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The Secret Keeper | [Kate Morton]

The Secret Keeper

England, 1959: Laurel Nicolson is 16 years old, dreaming alone in her childhood tree house during a family celebration at their home, Green Acres Farm. She spies a stranger coming up the long road to the farm and then observes her mother, Dorothy, speaking to him. And then she witnesses a crime.
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England, 1959: Laurel Nicolson is 16 years old, dreaming alone in her childhood tree house during a family celebration at their home, Green Acres Farm. She spies a stranger coming up the long road to the farm and then observes her mother, Dorothy, speaking to him. And then she witnesses a crime.

Fifty years later, Laurel is a successful and well-regarded actress, living in London. She returns to Green Acres for Dorothy’s 90th birthday and finds herself overwhelmed by memories and questions she has not thought about for decades. She decides to find out the truth about the events of that summer day and lay to rest her own feelings of guilt. One photograph, of her mother and a woman Laurel has never met, called Vivian, is her first clue.

The Secret Keeper explores longings and dreams, the lengths some people go to fulfill them, and the strange consequences they sometimes have. It is a story of lovers, friends, dreamers and schemers, play-acting, and deception told against a backdrop of events that changed the world.

©2012 Kate Morton (P)2012 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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    Jeanie Alksne 05-27-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Really great twists and turns!"

    Loved the way it weaved together the past and present trying to put the puzzle pieces of the past in wartime into understanding

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    beth 05-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Amazing experience!"

    Love this story and the reader. Looking forward to my new title by author. Totally engrossing.

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    Syndee Apple Valley, CA, United States 05-21-15
    Syndee Apple Valley, CA, United States 05-21-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Lovely book"

    Filled with fun mystery and lots of twists and turns. I couldn't wait to listen to more!

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    Kimberlee H. 05-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A tale of so many wonderful lives."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, very entertaining.


    What did you like best about this story?

    That it actually surprised me!


    Which character – as performed by Caroline Lee – was your favorite?

    Laure;. She made her powerful AND vulnerable.


    Any additional comments?

    A little wordy, but a wonderful story that ties up in such a perfect package at the end.

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    Diane 05-17-15
    Diane 05-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    I loved all the twists and turns. The narrator brought the story to life. Once I began, I couldn't stop.

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    "This was a great book!"

    Very interesting and mysterious! I really enjoyed his book and I always enjoy books read by Caroline Lee. She makes it authentic and even more rich.

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    Kailynn O'Brien 04-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    LOVED Caroline Lee as the narrator, beautifully read. She captures the characters perfectly. This book was so good I didn't want it to end. Can't wait for Kate Morton's next book!

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    Jenny Ditch 04-21-15
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    "Slow but it ended nicely."

    I felt like the story was very slow to become exciting, and I found the ending very satisfying, but also a little on the side of cliche. It was a lovely story, and I thought the narration was very good.

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    Julia pacific palisades, CA, United States 04-21-15
    Julia pacific palisades, CA, United States 04-21-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Lovely surprise"
    Where does The Secret Keeper rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I just loved this book. I thought it was going to be a quick read but it was not. It kept getting more and more interesting. I loved the way the author went back and forth thorough time to unravel the story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Secret Keeper?

    I enjoyed watching Vivian develop. There were some great scenes around her life.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    SO many good scenes. The first meeting of the young lovers, the bedside visits with her failing mom, the gentle scenes of the interactions between the various characters were all good. I did not want the story to end.


    If you could rename The Secret Keeper, what would you call it?

    The name works.


    Any additional comments?

    The brother's character was a bit weak but all other characters were strong. It was bit long but I loved each new twist and the surprise ending.

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    Maria Buch 04-19-15
    Maria Buch 04-19-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Great story"

    I love these war stories in bombed London. Credible... Fantastic characters. Kate Morton writes wonderful novels.
    I will most certainly look for her books.

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