May 15-The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

During a summer party at the family farm in the English countryside,
sixteen-year-old Laurel Nicolson has escaped to her childhood tree house and is
happily dreaming of the future. She spies a stranger coming up the long road to
the farm and watches as her mother speaks to him. Before the afternoon is over,
Laurel will witness a shocking crime. A crime that challenges everything she
knows about her family and especially her mother, Dorothy—her vivacious,
loving, nearly perfect mother. Now, fifty years later, Laurel is a successful
and well-regarded actress living in London. The family is gathering at
Greenacres farm for Dorothy’s ninetieth birthday. Realizing that this may be
her last chance, Laurel searches for answers to the questions that still haunt
her from that long-ago day, answers that can only be found in Dorothy’s past. Dorothy’s
story takes the reader from pre–WWII England through the blitz, to the ’60s and
beyond. It is the secret history of three strangers from vastly different
worlds—Dorothy, Vivien, and Jimmy—who meet by chance in wartime London and
whose lives are forever entwined. The Secret Keeper explores longings and
dreams and the unexpected consequences they sometimes bring. It is an
unforgettable story of lovers and friends, deception and passion that is
told—in Morton’s signature style—against a backdrop of events that changed the
world.