It's been awhile since I've done a book review. I've got a stack of books, but too lazy to write down my thoughts. Here's one from the summer that proved to be a good poolside read.
The Secret Keeper
by Kate Morton begins with a family picnic on a farm in the English countryside. Laurel, age sixteen, witnesses a crime of murder and cover up and her mother, Dorothy, is the killer. Now, fifty years later, it's Dorothy's 90th birthday and Laurel and her sisters are gathering to celebrate.
Still curious as to what occurred that awful day in the past, Laurel searches for answers.
Back blurb - Clue by clue, she traces a secret history of three strangers from vastly different worlds thrown together in war torn London (circa 1940s) - Dorothy, Vivien, and Jimmy - whose lives are forever after entwined. A gripping story of deception and passion, The Secret Keeper will you enthralled until the last page.
Indeed, this is a jolly good read and Morton keeps you turning pages. The clues were not obvious as the why? and the backdrop of WWII is always a heart breaker. Deep secrets and intriguing mystery - worth checking out.
Wow! Sounds terrific. Thanks.ReplyDelete
it would be a good read if you are hanging aroundDelete
spending time in waiting rooms. Keep the mind on intrigue and off other stuff!
Sounds like a winner. Interesting take with the mother be the murderer.ReplyDelete
and she seems so harmless...but oh there's reasons!Delete
Hi Joanne ... yes I can see the attraction of reading while biding one's time ... I've enjoyed the odd book, while at hospital bedsides. Seems like an engrossing read to take the mind off other things ... cheers HilaryReplyDelete
sometimes you do just need to escape. This is a winnerDelete
Sounds like great escape reading.ReplyDelete
this book serves a good purpose and it's a very decent read.Delete