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The Secret Keeper - Kate Morton

Kate Morton is one of my favourite authors and I always eagerly await her next book. Kate's books are weighty, full of complex characters and packed with historical detail so they necessarily take some time for her to write. This means I have to develop some patience. I was delighted when The Secret Keeper came onto the shelves. As ever, it did not disappoint. I have so much enjoyed her previous books, The House At Riverton, The Forgotten Garden and The Distant Hours, that I thought they would be difficult to surpass. But once more Kate excelled. All of her books are rooted in both the past and the present. In the past a dark secret lurks which is gradually revealed as we encounter the story in the present. The plots are complex but it is the characters and the settings which bring the story to life. Kate Morton's descriptions are so atmospheric you don't feel like you are reading at all but you are actually living in the story. The beauty in Kate's wri