The Secret Keeper

The Secret Keeper

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1959 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.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 126 x 137 x 13mm | 78g
  • Bolinda Audio Books
  • Tullamarine, Australia
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1743149298
  • 9781743149294

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"Morton excels at creating absorbing mystery." -- PEOPLE "Morton is the master of the atmospheric old-fashioned novel packed with enough stories to fill all the worn satchels in the Milderhurst attic." -- Bookpage "In this fascinating story, filled with twists and turns enough to satisfy the most discerning listener, three lives become serendipitously but irrevocably intertwined in England during WWII. They leave in their wake a trail of clues that must be pieced together many years later to solve the mystery of the death of a stranger, witnessed by a child in a tree house. Caroline Lee's ability to make each character's voice a "perfect fit" and to deliver myriad accents from various strata of English and Australian society is icing on the yummy cake. This riveting audiobook that will not disappoint." -- AudioFile Magazine
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About Kate Morton

Kate Morton was born in 1976 and grew up in the mountains of southeast Queensland. 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 a hundred-year-old house in Brisbane. Caroline Lee is an actress and narrator who has worked extensively in theatre, film and television. She has narrated several bestselling titles for Bolinda audio including Liane Moriarty's Big Little Lies and Truly Madly Guilty, and Kate Morton's The Shifting Fog and The Forgotten Garden. She has performed for various theatre companies and received Green Room Awards for Best Actress - Independent Theatre for her roles in Alias Grace and Ordinary Misery, and three AudioFile Earphones Awards, including Best Audiobook of the Year 2016 for Truly Madly Guilty.
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123,389 ratings
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4 41% (50,743)
3 16% (19,610)
2 3% (3,645)
1 1% (1,296)
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