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1959: 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 1950s 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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The Secret
June 9th, 2015
This is another great piece by Kate Morto. It was mysterious traveling through the past and the present.
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Engaging
April 21st, 2015
Didn't captivate me at the start but once it got going it quickly became hard to put down. I thought about the characters for a while after I had finished reading. An engaging read, would definitely recommend. I'm trying another of Norton's books now.
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The Secret Keeper
March 18th, 2015
What a magical book! I loved every minute of it and will definitely be looking out for other titles from this author.
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Gifted storytelling
February 9th, 2015
This is a beatifully told story of love, loss, family, discovery and ultimately, redempion. The different threads of a family's mother nearing her death, and the secret she has kept since wartime, are beautifully woven together into a moving, heartwrenching story. A brilliant read.
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Absolutely captivating
December 30th, 2014
A must read. Could not put it down by the time I'd gotten halfway through. Thumbs up, Kate Morton!!!
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Excellent
March 8th, 2014
Its really well told I can't stop reading it I don't know why
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The Secret Keeper
January 11th, 2014
This story was wonderful and it was hard to work out what the "secret " was.
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Md
December 28th, 2013
Excellent loved it
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The secret keeper
November 10th, 2013
Didn't watch any television today just had to find out the ending and it didn't disappoint me. I enjoyed it right to the end.
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The Secret Keeper
November 9th, 2013
This is a terrific story, credible with lots of developments. The background of wartime Britain is quite haunting. I am now going to look for more books by Kate Morton whom I have not previously heard of.
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Wonderful!
October 26th, 2013
A wonderful story that completely pulls you in
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Enjoyable but felt a little too long
August 8th, 2013
This is the first Kate Morton book that I have read and, although it did feel long at times and I skimmed the last few chapters as I became impatient, I certainly want to read another of her books. It was absorbing and I wanted to read it to the end no matter what. I didn't see the twist coming so it pleased me immensely. I would recommend this book to others despite feeling it unravelled a little too slowly at times. Dorothy wasn't too likeable but everything set in 1941 really intrigued me and overall I enjoyed this book. Worth giving the time to.
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Fabulous
August 8th, 2013
I loved this and it kept me guessing all the way through. Another book I would highly recommend
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Great Read
July 1st, 2013
I was captured from the first page to the last thought I had the ending figured out but no I was still surprised I love the way Kate Morton writes its captivating and takes you on a journey the characters spring from the page and act the story in front of your eyes
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Amazing book
June 27th, 2013
Complex yet believable. Superb writing.
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The Secret Keeper
May 20th, 2013
Intruiging story, full of twists and turns which kept me guessing right to the end.
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Mrs
February 28th, 2013
A lovely read....rattled along lovely.
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The secret Keeper
February 23rd, 2013
Another great read by Kate Morton Love the historical detail from ww2 and just when you think youv'e got the mystery solved the is another twist and revelation . A real page turner I didn't want to put it down
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The Secret Keeper
February 18th, 2013
It took a little longer to get hooked on this story than Morton's other titles but it eventually became her best to date. The weaving in between past and present was expertly done and the significant characters leapt off the page allowing her reader to form their own dislikes and kinships. The point of realisation where the puzzle is resolved is a glorious moment and the reader like the character feels the emotion and excitement rush as everything we have learnt to date shifts into place. A great read, can't wait for her next book!
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Secret keeper
February 6th, 2013
Brilliant book a must read for 2013
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