Every Secret Thing

Every Secret Thing

Book - 2006
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When an old man strikes up a conversation with her on the steps of St. Paul's and makes a mystifying mention of murder and an oddly familiar comment about her grandmother, Kate Murray is intrigued. But she never gets to hear the rest of Andrew Deacon's tale. Shocked by his unexpected death, she wonders whom this strange, old man is, and what the odd reference to her grandmother could mean. Interest piqued by the story never told, Kate becomes drawn into an investigation, uncovering secrets about the grandmother she thought she knew and a man she never did. Soon she is caught up in a dangerous whirlwind of events that takes her back into her grandmother's mysterious wartime past and across the Atlantic as she tries to retrace Deacon's footsteps. Finding out the truth is not so simple, however, as only a few people are still alive who know the story...and Kate soon realizes that her questions are putting their lives in danger. Stalked by an unknown and sinister enemy, and facing death every step of the way, Kate must use her tough journalistic instinct to find the answers from the past in order to have a future.
Publisher: London : Allison & Busby, 2006.
ISBN: 9780749081478
Branch Call Number: FIC Cole


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Feb 10, 2016

Interesting story of a murder in the past that involves a young journalist and her grandmother. Lots of twists and turns with exceptional details of wartime intelligence, I loved the history depicted and the characters drew me into their lives. Written by one of my favourite Canadian authors who also writes under the name Susanna Kearsley.

Apr 10, 2013

A very good story.

StratfordLibrary Mar 22, 2013

Blind Date With A Book comment: "Very interesting and quite believable. Love it."

Apr 13, 2011

A really good book with a interesting plot, very dynamic development and well thought elements. The author used some historical events that took place in Western Europe and North America during the World War II and I think she did a remarkable thing in terms of documenting those.
I would highly recommend this book.

Mar 26, 2010

Emma Cole is another pen name for Canadian writer Susan Kearsley; the name she uses when she writes mysteries. Part of this novel takes place in Toronto and Oshawa (as well as England and Portugual)The author's notes at the back of the book explain that Camp X actually existed around Pickering during WWll--a training ground for spies. Interesting.

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