Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Secret Keeper

by Kate Morton

I wish I would write my reviews as soon as I finish a book.  It would sure make things easier.

This write-up is from the author's website.
1961: On a sweltering summer's day, while 
her family picnics by the stream on their
Suffolk farm, sixteen-year-old Laurel hides out
in her childhood tree house dreaming of a boy
called Billy, a move to London, and the bright
future she can't wait to seize. But before the
idyllic afternoon is over, Laurel will have witnessed
a shocking crime that changes everything.

2011: Now a much-loved actress, Laurel finds herself overwhelmed by shades of the past. Haunted by memories, and the mystery of what she saw that day, she returns to her family home and begins to piece together a secret history. A tale of three strangers from vastly different worlds--Dorothy, Vivien and Jimmy--who are brought together by chance in wartime London and whose lives become fiercely and fatally entwined...

The Secret Keeper was my favorite read of the year.  I loved it and look forward to discovering other books by Kate Morton.  There was a healthy dose of mystery with sufficient twists and turns to keep the excitement bubbling. 
Have you read a book by Morton that you highly recommend for my next read? 


Kailana said...

I have this on my TBR. I really need to find time to read it!

Merry Christmas!!!

Mystica said...

I haven't read this one so thank you for the review.

Merry Christmas.

Kristen M. said...

This is actually, in my opinion, Morton's best. The others are all pretty equal in their quality but they're all less well-executed than this one. Good luck with your next read by her! I really think you'll like any of them.

My Novel Thoughts said...

I've read The Forgotten Garden and I enjoyed it (the only book by Morton that I've read so far)