Monday, August 27, 2012

Mailbox Monday 08.27.12

Hosted this month by 5 Minutes For Books.

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

1959 England. Laurel Nicolson is sixteen 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 ninetieth 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.

From Atria via NetGalley. Release date: October 9th.

And I've already finished it. It was fabulous. Review will be posted the week of release.


bermudaonion said...

I didn't realize she has a new book coming out. That sounds fabulous!

Marg said...

I am really looking forward to reading this one!

Book of Secrets said...

I didn't know she had a new book out either! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Diana @ Book of Secrets
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Joanne said...

Can. Not. Wait! I want this book so much!

Anonymous said...

Sounds good to me.

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I am looking forward to this book. Glad to hear you read it and thought it was fabulous! I really enjoyed The Distant Hours By Kate Morton.