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
This was a really good story that became great when a completely unexpected twist was added to it. Cleverly crafted, and well narrated.
I am glad that I read the reviews explaining that the beginning is slow but to stick with it! Truly, this is a beautiful book that takes a long time to get interesting. The narrator is excellent, and the story is an interesting one.
No, only because I know the story now.
None that I can think of. It had unique twists and turns.
I did not want to listen to in one setting only beacuse it was like some fine chocolates. I want to wait and enjoy some the next day.
I enjoyed the glimpses of London and the blitz. It seemed very real and well researched.
For the most part, but did I mention that it was LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG
Probably not - it was LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG
Nothing -she was great.
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK, I think she said it all in this one.
It was too LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG.
I loved Caroline Lee's performance. She has a voice that is very easy to listen to. The story kept me looking forward to the next chapter.
The narrator's voice brought this story to life.
The twists and turns kept me engaged and wowed to the very end.
Ms. Lee's narration was wonderful. It was nice to have a British narrator for the book considering its setting.
I love to read and quilt. However I always have a problem trying to decide if I would rather read or quilt since I love them both. Audible has solved my problem. Now I can quilt and listen to my favorite books. I love it.
No, once was enough. I did enjoy it the first time but I am not one to read the same book twice or listen to the same story twice. This was good but not that good.
probably not, NormallyI enjoy a story that moves from time to time but this on audio was difficult for me to follow and though the naration was well done, I personally don't care for most British narrators.
the mystery of the murdered man and Dolly's past.
I believe so.
Kate Morton does not just write stories she weaves chapter by chapter into a beautiful work of art. Caroline Lee's narration is icing on the cake. She brings the characters to life. When you finish an exceptional book... there is a certain sadness.. like you are saying goodbye to friends.. this is the experience of this book.
Definitely. The story is great and very suspenseful. The reader uses clear character voices that are not over done.
Like all of Morton's books, the mystery is so surprising! I can never guess the ending.
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