Sunday, February 28, 2016

Review: The Secret Keeper

The Secret Keeper The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

When Laurel Nicolson is 16, she witnesses her mother Dorothy stab and kill a strange man who shows up at their home. For years, Laurel has wondered why, and when her mother lays dying, she and her baby brother Gerry decide to investigate. The story flashes backwards and forwards in time, from the 1930's to the present, and explores the relationship between Dorothy, her friend Vivien, and her boyfriend Jimmy. At the same time, Laurel's memories are unleashed, and many puzzling conversations finally are explained. And finally, her mother's shocking action is explained. At first I found the book slow-going, but I was eventually drawn into the story. The final twist was quite satisfying.

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