During a party at the family farm in the English countryside, sixteen-year-old Laurel Nicolson has escaped to her childhood tree house and is dreaming of the future. She spies a stranger coming up the road and sees her mother speak to him. Before the afternoon is over, Laurel will witness a shocking crime that challenges everything she knows about her family and especially her mother, Dorothy.
Now, fifty years later, Laurel is a successful and well-regarded actress, living in London. She returns to the family farm for Dorothy’s ninetieth birthday and finds herself overwhelmed by questions she has not thought about for decades. From pre-WWII England through the Blitz, to the fifties and beyond, discover the secret history of three strangers from vastly different worlds—Dorothy, Vivien, and Jimmy—who meet by chance in wartime London and whose lives are forever entwined.
One of the reasons I love Kate Morton's novels is because of the different settings she creates in each of her novels. She takes an element of history and then creates a fictional story surrounding it that always sucks you in. She also often includes a type of personal connection from her family history, which adds interest. My favorite of her 4 books is The Forgotten Garden, but The Secret Keeper is an amazing read too! Have you read any of Kate Morton's books? Do you have a favorite??