I am in awe of Kate Morton for writing yet another novel that held my undivided interest from beginning to end. If you haven’t read
- The House at Riverton
- The Forgotten Garden
- The Distant Hours
- The Secret Keeper
just pick one and get started. They’re all great stories.
This is the book description from Amazon:
From the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of The Distant Hours, The Forgotten Garden, and The House at Riverton, a spellbinding new novel filled with mystery, thievery, murder, and enduring love.
During a summer party at the family farm in the English countryside, sixteen-year-old Laurel Nicolson has escaped to her childhood tree house and is happily dreaming of the future. She spies a stranger coming up the long road to the farm and watches as her mother speaks to him. Before the afternoon is over, Laurel will witness a shocking crime. A crime that challenges everything she knows about her family and especially her mother, Dorothy—her vivacious, loving, nearly perfect mother.
Now, fifty years later, Laurel is a successful and well-regarded actress living in London. The family is gathering at Greenacres farm for Dorothy’s ninetieth birthday. Realizing that this may be her last chance, Laurel searches for answers to the questions that still haunt her from that long-ago day, answers that can only be found in Dorothy’s past.
The history and the family secrets are fun, the characters are strong, her writing is a treat to read. Over four hundred pages flew by, layer upon layer of the story revealed, past to present and places in between until the final mystery was solved.
If you’re not hooked yet, read the excerpt on Amazon. And I’ll see you later – 450 pages later I expect.