Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Category: Historical Fiction
Pub. Date: 10/09/2012
Publisher: Ateia
Format: Hardback
Pages: 481
ISBN#: 1439152802

1961 England. Laurel Nicolson is sixteen years old, dreaming alone in her childhood tree house during a family celebration at their home, Green Acres Farm. She spies a stranger coming up the long road to the farm and then observes her mother, Dorothy, speaking to him. And then she witnesses a crime.

Fifty years later, Laurel is a successful and well-regarded actress, living in London. She returns to Green Acres for Dorothy’s ninetieth birthday and finds herself overwhelmed by memories and questions she has not thought about for decades. She decides to find out the truth about the events of that summer day and lay to rest her own feelings of guilt. One photograph, of her mother and a woman Laurel has never met, called Vivian, is her first clue.

The Secret Keeper explores longings and dreams, the lengths some people go to fulfill them, and the strange consequences they sometimes have. It is a story of lovers, friends, dreamers and schemers, play-acting and deception told against a backdrop of events that changed the world.

My Review:  
OH WOW!!! These were my very first words when I opened the mailbox and saw the beautiful cover of this most wonderful read book. And also my last words when I read the last sentence in this most wonderful read book. 

Author Kate Morton stole my heart, mind and soul while I was immersed within the pages of this historical fiction. Her writing style is so that it makes you not just follow as you would some characters, but I was lost within the pages and lives of each page and character. 

 If you love mystery, exploring the past to fast the future, then this book, the SECRET KEEPER is the book for you. It would make a wonderful Christmas gift for your favorite mystery reader that is on your list. Also an awesome way to start your reading this coming New Year. 

So due to the above, I am giving this book a Breath of Life ratings of: 

Five Clock Rating!!!  
Disclosure: I did not receive this book for my honest opinion and review. But the opinions are my own and yours may differ. 


About the Author:  
Kate Morton grew up in the mountains of southeast Queensland, Australia. She has degrees in Dramatic Art and English Literature and is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Queensland. Kate lives with her husband and two young sons in Brisbane.
Kate Morton's books have been published in 31 countries. The House at Riverton was a Sunday Times #1 bestseller in the UK in 2007 and a New York Times bestseller in 2008. The Shifting Fog (now The House of Riverton) won General Fiction Book of the Year at the 2007 Australian Book Industry Awards. Was nominated for Most Popular Book at the British Book Awards in 2008. Her second book, The Forgotten Garden, was a #1 bestseller in Australia and a Sunday Times #1 bestseller in the UK in 2008.


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