The secret keeper : a novel / Kate Morton

Author(s): Morton, Kate, 1976-
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Subjects: Family secrets--Fiction
Life change events--Fiction
Actresses--England--Fiction
Great Britain--Social life and customs--20th century--Fiction
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed
Published: New York : Atria Books, 2012
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: 484 p. ; 24 cm
Notes: LCCN: 2012026175
ISBN: 9781439152805 (hardcover)
ISBN: 1439152802 (hardcover)
Invalid ISN: 9781439152812 (trade pbk.)
ISBN:
Invalid ISN: 1439152810 (trade pbk.)
Summary: 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. "The Secret Keeper" explores longings and dreams, the lengths people go to fulfill them, and the consequences they can have. It is a story of lovers, friends, dreamers, and schemers told--in Morton's signature style--against a backdrop of events that changed the world
OCLC Number: 779266410
ISBN/ISSN: 9781439152805
1439152802
9781439152812
1439152810