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  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs and 53 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (70 ratings)

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By: Kate Morton
Narrated by: Caroline Lee
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England, 1959: Laurel Nicolson is 16 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 90th 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.

©2012 Kate Morton (P)2012 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Surprisingly addictive

Initially the story seemed a little slow, but it really picked up along the way and it became impossible to stop listening. In the end it was an excellent story

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Captivating from start to finish

I love the creativity in Kate’s writing. The story is beautifully written with quite surprising twists along the way, but it’s the descriptions, the well researched history and the depth of characters that really stands out!

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Loved

A beautiful story of war time London & beyond. Loved every minute, I could picture all of it

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Riveting story marred by awful accents

Loved the storyline and didn't see the twist coming! However the narrators attempts at regional accents was awful and had me wincing .

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Wonderful

Couldn’t wait to hear Dolly’s secret!
As always a great story. Kate Morton never disappoints!

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Love Kate

I love the history, the mystery and the journey of Kate's books. Now to find another...

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Sensational!

I loved every moment! I was hooked from start to finish. Kate's storytelling abilities were captivating and Caroline's narration helped to paint the picture so much clearer than I could have interpreted reading it from the page. I loved every moment.

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Captivating

Great character depth.
Interesting story leaves you feeling fulfilled.
I just love this audio performer so I may be biased in that regard.

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Not to be missed.

This is my first Kate Morton book and at first I thought it was a real dud. It has a rambling, perhaps overly detailed, beginning that must be 'bared with' but once it eventually gains momentum you won't be able to stop listening to this amazing story - you'll forget it was such a chore to get into. So many twists and surprises, with an unforgettable ending, it leaves the listener with a powerful sense of serendipity. Bittersweet and poignant, with this book, Kate Morton has proved herself a master story teller. Very beautifully narrated, it gets five stars all round from me.

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very enjoyable,.

another great read by Kate Morton, and as always beautifully narrated by Caroline Lee. Thanks

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