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The Secret Keeper



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Author
Morton, Kate
Descriptors
Historical Fiction-British
Love Stories
Mothers and Daughters
Murder
Romance-Historical, British
Secrets
Women's Fiction
World War II
Location/Setting:
Great Britain
London
Time Period:
1940s
1960s
2010s
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Summary
In 1961, the Nicolson family gathered on the lawn of their English Countryside farmhouse to celebrate 2-year-old Gerry's birthday. Only 16-year-old Laurel, hidden in her tree house, was there to see their mother Dorothy kill the strange man who approached the house that afternoon. When the police investigated, Laurel supported her motherís claim that it was self-defense and by dayís end she believed it. In 2011, Dorothy is in hospice with days to live. Laurel, now a famous actress, begins to wonder about the crime she witnessed years ago and sets out to uncover what really happened that day by investigating the lives of Jimmy and Vivien, friends from Dorothy's younger days in London during WWII.
Critique
Morton's writing is rich and atmospheric, and flashes back and forth between 2011 and the 1940s. Readers will be riveted until the book's biggest secret is revealed at its satisfying ending. A perfect blend of historical fiction, mystery and womenís fiction.
ISBN
9781439152805
  iBistro
# of Pages
484
Published
2012
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Reviewer's Initials: CO MA DO


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