A Keeper: The Sunday Times Bestseller

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A Keeper: The Sunday Times Bestseller

A Keeper: The Sunday Times Bestseller

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The morning after arriving at her mother's home, she discovers letters from an Edward Foley hidden in the armoire; could this be her father? Forty years earlier, a young woman stumbles from a remote stone house, the night quiet except for the constant wind that encircles her as she hurries deeper into the darkness away from the cliffs and the sea. Finding that she has time on her own she decides to delve into her mother's past and the book switches between Elizabeth and Patrica's stories respectively. Elizabeth thinks she knows her mother inside out, but her confidence in this takes a huge knock when she discovers a pile of ribbon wrapped letters in the back of Patricia's wardrobe.

While staying at her mother's home, Elizabeth is informed there's a codicil to her mother's will and also finds letters from her father that he wrote to her mother almost 40 years ago. A compelling and moving story, expertly told, that will draw you in and keep you in its grip until the last page.While trying to figure out the source of the letters, Elizabeth is contacted by her mother's attorney. Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH). In the wardrobe she finds a box with some letters that appear to be written by her father, a man whom she has never known, who she believes passed away when she was but an infant. The attitudes and interactions are steeped in the predjucises of the culture and yet it is such a human tale that it could be set anywhere.

I really wanted to like this, and I'm not saying it's a bad book, but I was hoping for so much more than "eh, it's okay" from it.She is a university lecturer, separated from her husband, and living in New York with her 17-year-old son. This book is nothing like his first book ( ) which I also loved but it has some similar themes; small town Ireland, dark humour, real life. A Keeper does not have the humour of his first story, but it does give a clear picture of rural Irish life contrasted with the heroine’s present life in New York.

Her mother has been dead for five months, and Patricia still finds herself setting the table for two. if you like real life drama with a hint of dark humour and some brilliant characters please pick this up and share with me. Don't even get me started on why we get a separate POV for Rosemary, it wasn't necessary and added nothing to the story. For me it wasn't quite up to the mark of Holding which I loved but this nevertheless was read very quickly. I just think that there were too many things happening and that Norton didn't make sure that both POVs worked well.Final de ilginçti böyle bir son düşünmemiştim aslında yazarın başarısı da bu ; okuyucuya fırsat vermiyor ne olabileceği hakkında düşünmesine. The two treads of the story, current and historical , presented in parallel are an easy read and except for one element the plot is totally acceptable: where are Mary's relatives? I had a couple of “eye roll” moments with this book, and I noticed several detail oversights, but this was an excellent read for me. ANDREW O'HAGANFrom the bestselling author of Holding comes a masterly tale of secrets and ill-fated loves set on the coast of Ireland.

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