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.
Joanne Faries, originally from the Philadelphia area, lives in Texas with her husband Ray. She considers herself fortunate to be able to pursue a writing career after eons in the business world. Joanne enjoys reading and movies, and is the film critic for the Little Paper of San Saba.