The Secret Keeper
Publication date: by Atria Books (Simon & Schuster imprint),
today: October 16th 2012
Let’s start with a book recipe today.
Our main ingredients are:
- 2 countries, let’s say: Australia and England
- 1 family, with 2 or 3 generations of women with strong characters
- family secrets and memories
- important spices: family ties, friendship, love
- a touch of murder, mystery, and romance.
Best cooked in layers, be sure to alternate between each of the following layers:
- 1 layer during WWII
- another layer later, the 60s if you wish
- and a later one, in the 21st century.
This will add an exquisite touch of surprise and suspense, as your reading taste will have to adjust continuously to different experiences.
The baking time depends on your reading speed, the best being to just shut the door and stop all over activity until you have swallowed up the whole delicious dish.
How should you call it, by the way? I’ll call it Surprise à la Morton!
If you have already read The Forgotten Garden, you may think I’m talking about that book. I’m not. And what’s really uniquely and geniously unbelievable with Kate Morton, is that she manages to use again all these ingredients, cook them in the same way, and offer you a very different book: The Secret Keeper. What is common to them is that it is fabulously good, and I suggest you drop everything, go and get it.
In the meantime, read my full review and learn more about the book
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kate Morton grew up in the mountains of southeast Queensland, Australia. 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 Brisbane.
Kate Morton’s books have been published in 31 countries. The House at Riverton was a Sunday Times #1 bestseller in the UK in 2007 and a New York Times bestseller in 2008. The Shifting Fog (know The House of Riverton) won General Fiction Book of the Year at the 2007 Australian Book Industry Awards. Was nominated for Most Popular Book at the British Book Awards in 2008. Her second book, The Forgotten Garden, was a #1 bestseller in Australia and a Sunday Times #1 bestseller in the UK in 2008.
Visit Kate Morton’s official page.