A tautly told tale of psychological tension and chilling moral complexity, The Last Secret accelerates to a shattering conclusion as it explores the irreparable consequences of one family's crimes of the heart. The Last Secret burnishes Morris's reputation as one of our most prodigiously gifted writers.
©2009 Mary McMarry Morris; (P)2009 Tantor
"A wicked psychological thriller." (The Washington Post)
You know you're reading a clunker when the bad guy is more likeable than the protagonist or even the children portrayed in the book. The premise is far-fetched (when Eddie reappears in Nora's life, why wouldn't she call the police?) The main characters are spoiled and self-centered - making it hard to feel sympathetic toward them.
The narrator's reading of the teenaged girl's character (and the small child Lira) is like nails on a chalkboard, whiny and wheedling. Also, way too overwrought when she's reading charged dialogue. Listening to this is a chore.
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