Every Secret Thing

Every Secret Thing

Book - 2012
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Kate Murray is drawn into a mystery when a stranger makes a familiar comment to her about her grandmother and mentions a murder. A whirlwind of events leads Kate along a dangerous path, looking to the past to see the future, moving between present-day London and Canada and the dangerous, double-crossing streets of war-time Lisbon.
Publisher: London : Allison & Busby, 2012
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780749009014
0749009012
Characteristics: 474 pages ; 20 cm

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dinyun
Mar 04, 2016

If you like Mary Stewart or Rosemunde Pilcher you will enjoy this book very much.

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jazpur
Jul 27, 2014

This is the first Susanna Kearsley I've read. It won't be the last. The subject matter around WWII always appeals. Her style is reminiscent of Mary Stuart with hints of Nevil Shute and Hammond Innes for added flavour.. All the intrigue and the travel with the story going to the links of the past with the present were very well handled as Kate delves into the secrets, never talked about in her family; what her grandmother did during the war. Most informative and enjoyable.

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ryner
Jun 29, 2014

Kate Murray, a Canadian reporter on location covering a murder trial in London, is suddenly approached by an elderly man who offers to tell her about another murder that occurred many years ago. Oddly, he also asks after her grandmother. Tragically, only moments after offering Kate his card and beginning to walk away, he is struck by a passing car. An investigator by nature, Kate resolves to uncover further details about what the man was trying to tell her, but before long she realizes that there is someone else out there who doesn't want any of it to come to light.

I selected this book because I'm lately in the middle of a Susanna Kearsley binge. It is somewhat different, however, from her other works, and I realized later that it was originally published under a pseudonym, perhaps for that reason. The big reveal at the climax was unsatisfyingly disappointing, though I can't quite put my finger on why. All in all, was moderately enjoyable, but thrillers aren't typically my thing.

bethsalt Jul 30, 2013

I like World War Two period history, so this book was really interesting and had detail about Camp X that was attached to the story. It has SK's trademark time travel, mystery, history theme, but lots of suspense as well. I recommend it!

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