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1961: On a sweltering summer's day, while her family picnics by the stream on their Suffolk farm, sixteen-year-old Laurel hides out in her childhood tree house dreaming of a boy called Billy, a move to London, and the bright future she can't wait to seize. But before the idyllic afternoon is over, Laurel will have witnessed a shocking crime that changes everything.

2011: Now a much-loved actress, Laurel finds herself overwhelmed by shades of the past. Haunted by memories, and the mystery of what she saw that day, she returns to her family home and begins to piece together a secret history. A tale of three strangers from vastly different worlds - Dorothy, Vivien and Jimmy - who are brought together by chance in wartime London and whose lives become fiercely and fatefully entwined.

Shifting between the 1930s, the 1960s and the present, The Secret Keeper is a spellbinding story of mysteries and secrets, theatre and thievery, murder and enduring love.

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I love all of Kate Morton's books.
January 1st, 2015
This was the 4th book I've read from Kate Morton. I read it as a bookclub choice, happily. I love how she mixes modern day with historical events or themes. I would recommend it.
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The Secret Keeper
December 27th, 2014
A good read. Some very surprising twists and turns. Very effective the way past and present were intertwined with the hint of mystery or discovery at the end of each chapter. K
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Quite intriguing
November 16th, 2014
Thoroughly enjoyable with a not totally unexpected twist at the end
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The secret keeper
March 28th, 2014
This book improved with age
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Intriguing story
September 25th, 2013
Took a little to get into but well worth finishing. The mental images were quite vibrant.
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A lovely story
August 20th, 2013
A well written story set at a great pace with a surprising twist towards the end. A good insight into the human mind too. I really enjoyed this book.
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