A Keeper by Graham Norton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
From the bestselling author of Holding comes a masterly tale of secrets and ill-fated loves set on the coast of Ireland.
Dear Lonely Leinster Lady,
I'm not really sure how to begin . . .
The truth drifts out to sea, riding the waves out of sight. And then the tide turns.
Keane returns to Ireland after her mother's death, intent only on
wrapping up that dismal part of her life. There is nothing here for her;
she wonders if there ever was. The house of her childhood is stuffed
full of useless things, her mother's presence already fading. And
perhaps, had she not found the small stash of letters, the truth would
never have come to light.
40 years earlier, a young woman
stumbles from a remote stone house, the night quiet but for the tireless
wind that circles her as she hurries further into the darkness away
from the cliffs and the sea. She has no sense of where she is going,
only that she must keep on.
This was a book club choice and I wasn't sure what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised. Norton spins a good yarn and although the story flips between present and past it was easy to follow.
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