A Keeper

A Keeper

A Novel

eBook - 2019
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"A haunting tale of secrets and ill-fated love follows a young woman who returns to Ireland after her mother's death and unravels the identity of her father" -- Amazon.com
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2019.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781982117788
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc - Distributor

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ckapadia
Aug 27, 2020

I liked how easy it was to read, like most British mystery/thrillers it's less violent than the American counterparts. No nightmares here, even though it is darker and sadder than his first book. I liked how the twists weren't obvious or outlandish, like reading a Julian Fellows book.

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AnnSkye
Apr 08, 2020

A rather improbable story line but still an entertaining read.

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uncommonreader
Jan 16, 2020

A woman in New York City returns to Ireland after her mother's death and through letters which she finds discovers secrets of her mother's life. It is told in alternating narratives set in the 1970s and now. A little improbable with some purple prose. A page turner and crowd pleaser of a book.

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clareokelly
Dec 29, 2019

a good story, which takes place in ireland, and follows story of a woman sussing out the mystery of her mother's life upon her death.

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pattif152
Nov 22, 2019

This well-written, intriguing story isn't really a mystery. I didn't find any of the revelations particularly surprising. The author's sense of place & his insight into the Irish fascination with storytelling is impressive. I wasn't really emotionally invested in the main characters, however.

Indypl_DebbieO Nov 20, 2019

A Keeper by Graham Norton is an excellent fast read. Graham known for his charm and comedic wit writes a serious novel without any comedy. The story alternates between chilling events from the 1970’s “Then” to the present “Now” Elizabeth is cleaning out her mother’s house when she finds her mother’s old letters reveling mysteries from her mother’s past.

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carmady
Sep 23, 2019

One of the best books I have read in years. The storyline was unique, the characters were
sad, lonely and full of deceit. Graham Norton is a true story teller and I was riveted from
start to finish. I could not put this book down.

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IrishMoon
Sep 14, 2019

Although there was definitely sadness in this book, there was also hope, as it explored flawed characters. After I persevered through the first 10 pages, I was hooked and stayed up until 3am reading. It was so hard for me to not stay up and read the remaining 80 pages, but I felt I needed the sleep. And then I dreamed about the book all night. The story is set in Ireland and switches back and forth between the past and present as it brings out many emotions, both in the characters and the reader. I highly recommend it.

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Blabbermouth
Jun 11, 2019

It was the opposite of the former review for me....I thought his first book was the better read. It is a sad story. Elizabeth comes home to Ireland from New York to pack up her dead mother's belongings. She had been told her father had died when she was tiny but it was more complicated than that, as she discovers once she gets there.
I can't say I was taken with any of the main characters in this story. I didn't care about their out come so that made it a less appealing read. Would still want to check out his next book though.

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pansey
Oct 29, 2018

Its a very good story,though i found it very sad,i could not put it down.
I loved his first book Holding,but thought this one was better.

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