“ An excellent addition to Kate Morton's collection of family secrets novels. This one had enough secrets and twists and turns to last you until the very last page. Perfect for your next beach vacation! ”Biogeek wrote this review Friday, March 15, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I really made myself slog through the first 300 pages of this book because it was on a recommended reading list. The last 100 pages brought it all together for me and I couldn't put the book down. I was not that enthralled with the writing, but the premise (when it all came together) was captivating.”Nancy B wrote this review Sunday, March 10, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Though I didn't find this as engrossing as The Forgotten Garden, I enjoyed it, and was delighted by the complete whip-about surprise at the ending!!! It revolves around the love of family and the debilitating hole cause by the loss of family. Finding the REAL meaning of events, the secrets that hide them in layers of deceit, and the fulfillment of doing what is right not easy, give this book its richness. Well done. ”Sherry A wrote this review Sunday, March 10, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I think I've become a Kate Morton fan. I really enjoyed The Forgotten Garden, and I may've liked The Secret Keeper even more.
Set in 2011, England, 1970s English countryside and 1930s-40s London, & Australia it is a wonderful mystery that starts off with a violent crime committed in a bucolic setting. From there, the story skillfully weaves back and forth, across multiple decades and characters to discover how, when, where and ultimately who-dun-it in a most satisflying, intriguing and even charming tale.
The characters are strong of heart, smart women, for the most part all though there are some lovely men who are true heros as well. Mothers, daughters, sisters and friends figure strongly in the story as well as family relationships of all sorts.
If you're a fan of Downton Abbey, I think you might really enjoy this book. It is set in the era that DA will be going into next season, WWII. ”
“This is a book club read and a great choice. It is complicated in terms of the characters and all the different roles that humans play in that portion of life. The organization is great in that it goes between the past, and a different time, to the future and the questions about our parents that few of us really know. It seems to me that we are so caught in our own lives and see our parents as that, we seldom understand their early hopes and dreams.
I really enjoyed this book and was left with many thoughts about families, roles, and what is real.”
“Another fantastic, interesting and thought-provoking read from Kate Morton. The characters were fresh, the writing excellent and the secret at the heart of the book a puzzle to unravel. I really enjoyed reading this.”Sarah T wrote this review Saturday, March 2, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“As usual, Morton shares beautifully deep characters and weaves a twisting story of intrigue.”me00 wrote this review Tuesday, February 26, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Again I find myself loving Kate's ability to tell an excellent story. She intertwines characters' lives and stories during WW2 and today while making you try to discover the answer to the secret. ”Dani loves books wrote this review Thursday, February 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No