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The Last Secret

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2014


    ABSOLUTELY AWFUL! This author must get off on making people suffer because you will if you read this trash! She has written a story where everyone endures pain, heartache, physical and mental anguish, even a toddler! There is no happiness to be found and I cannot put into words what I feel for Nora! She is the true victim, her despicable husband, may he roast in Hell!!!

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  • Posted June 30, 2009

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    just an ok book

    the story center around Nora Hammond and a secret she has kept from her past that is about to catch up with her..sounds like a great storyline but the author portrays Nora as almost cold, too stoic & unlikeable. Also, the way the author executes the flashblacks to tell the whole story, is hard to follow as you will be in present time and in mid paragraph, wham, another thought trail of remember when that has little to do w/ current times. I felt off track with the story and having to flip back to understand where the present is and where the past is: leaves you wondering what did i miss almost throughout. Ok storyline just bad execution and an ending that is implausible...I would borrow rather than buy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2009

    The Last Secret was suspenseful at times, kept me wanting to find out what happens.

    A fast read for anyone who wants a good book to read on the plane or by the pool. The ending was okay, but, I expected more.

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  • Posted June 1, 2009


    The Last Secret by Mary McGarry Morris ***** Fiction. In present day Massachusetts, Nora lives a seemingly perfect life, editor of a small town newspaper owned by her husband, Ken, and his brother, two teenage well adjusted children, wonderful friends, including her best friend Robin, who along with Robin's husband Bob, have been Ken's best friends since childhood. But there is a secret in Nora's long ago past and there is an affair between Robin and Ken, and these two episodes cause a sequence of events that are seemingly endless, traumatic and surprising, and told in such a way that one cannot put the book down, and the reader, with one exception, cannot decide who is good and who is not. This one is not to be missed. It's the first book I have ready by Ms Morris and I cannot wait to read her other ones.

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  • Posted March 26, 2009

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    This engaging family thriller is fast-paced

    Seventeen year old Nora Trimble spends eight dangerous days with her psychotic boyfriend Eddie Hawkins that ends in violence. Nora moves on and marries wealthy Kendall "Ken" Hammond, whose family owns the Franklin Chronicle newspaper in Franklin, Massachusetts newspaper. They have two kids and their life together is near perfect.----------------

    Twenty-six years have passed since the horrifying incident and Nora has all but forgotten it. However, her idyllic world collapses when the two men in her life hammer at her psyche with revelations. Serial killing Eddie by simply returning to blackmail her and Ken by informing her he has had a four year old affair with his teen girlfriend sweetheart Robin Gendron, the wife of his best friend. Eddie finds an additional reason to hang around as he obsesses over Robin. ----------------

    This engaging family thriller is fast-paced once Eddie returns and never slows down as secrets almost three decades old and present are revealed. The cast is fully developed to the point that the audience understands them and to a degree sympathizes with every one of the key players, even psycho Eddie. Though the events and people may have changed, Mary McGarry Morris makes a case that history repast itself if one fails to learn from the previous mistake. Fans will enjoy the aptly titled THE LAST SECRET as several beleaguered souls fight to regain some equilibrium while considering Paradise Lost will never become Paradise Regained.------------

    Harriet Klausner

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