Short and sweet: In her novel, The Secret Keeper, Kate Morton dives into a family history that involves “mystery, thievery, murder and enduring love”.
Impressions: Sixteen-year-old Laurel, while taking a break from a family party high up in her family’s treehouse, witnesses a stranger approach her family’s farm, speak briefly with her mother… and a violent crime occur.
Decades later, Laurel attempts to find out exactly what happened that day—and why—before it’s too late and her mother Dorothy (nearly 90-years-old) is gone.
As readers, we get to see the events leading up to this day through Dorothy’s eyes as a young woman in pre-WWII England and through Laurel’s, in the present day, as she digs for answers.
Bottom line: The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton is a page-turner that keeps you guessing from beginning to end. This is the first book I’ve read by Kate Morton and I will no doubt be checking out her other books soon!
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To facilitate this review, I received an advance reader’s copy of the book. All opinions in my book reviews are my own.