For as long as Cassie Hunt can remember her Aunt Aggie has spoken about the forgotten world that exists just below their feet, in the tunnels and catacombs of the Sand House. The story is what inspired Cassie to become an archaeologist.
But Aggie has a secret that she's buried as deep as the tunnels and when excavation work begins on the site, Cassie is the only one who can help her keep it. With the assistance of her old university friend, Noah Flanagan, she puts into action a plan to honour Aggie's wishes.
It seems the deeper Noah and Cassie dig, the more shocking the secrets uncovered – and danger is never far away, both above and below the ground ...
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Archaeologist Cassie Hunt is working on a dig in Italy when she gets word that her beloved Aunt Aggie, who raised her and her sister Lisa, is extremely sick and asking to speak to her. Heading home right away Cassie is shocked to see how bad it looks for her aunt, but more shocked at the secret her aunt reveals to her. Her aunt buried a secret many years ago in the catacombs near her home which are now being explored by Cassie’s school friend Noah. Aggie needs Cassie’s help to keep her secret but with dangers lurking for both her and Noah will she be able to help or is she putting herself in grave danger? Keeper of Secrets is unlike any book I have read before, possibly because I don’t recall reading a book featuring archaeology before. The plot is superb and had me rushing through the pages. It is an emotional roller coaster with suspense, intrigue, mystery, and thrilling moments in every chapter. Aggie’s story is raw and if you are an emotional person you just might shed a few tears at her past too. I certainly felt sorry for her and really hoped that Cassie and Noah were able to help with her last dying wish. This is a real adventure of a book. It is fast-paced and keeps you on your toes and the edge of your seat. I loved how there were plenty of subplots that weaved their way into the main, I also loved the opening scene from when Cassie was just eleven-years-old and being bullied at school, it set the story up perfectly and made you understand why Cassie was the way she was. My second book by author Lynda Stacey and I now can’t wait for the next.
This book opens in sunny Italy and moves to a cold Yorkshire. Cassie's work on a dig in Herculaneum is her dream, she is rudely awakened to reality by a phone call from home which shatters her dream. Her return to find her aunt seriously ill and wanting Cassie to fulfil her dying wish leads Cassie into a new life. The re-entry of Noah into this life opens more doors than one. This is a good read with an excellent story and a good romance. The story kept me turning the pages and entertained as I am sure it will you.