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The Last Secret
is a nearly
perfect book. The structure of the narrative and the present tense keep the
reader right in the middle of the action, whether the action is external or
internal. And the internal is absolutely fascinating, equally if not more
suspenseful. (Mary L).
What grabbed me from the start was Morris's ability to reel you into the
characters emotions (Lani S). What began as a seemingly mindless,
predictable, slightly elevated version of the "chick lit" genre became a
compelling read (Iris F). I believe I held my breath through this entire
novel (Vicky R)!
The ability to feel Nora's real and raw
emotional pain and track Eddie's twisted logic and paranoid thoughts is enhanced
through the author's command of...
Beyond the Book
Mary McGarry Morris
was born in Meriden, Connecticut in l943 and raised in Rutland, Vermont
with three younger brothers. She was educated at Mount Saint Joseph Academy in
Rutland, the University of Vermont, and the University of Massachusetts.
married to Michael W. Morris, an attorney, and is the mother of five children,
and grandmother of twelve. She lives on the North Shore in Massachusetts.
Her first novel,
, was published in 1988. Written over a
ten-year period with only her husband and children aware of her writing effort,
it was rejected twenty-seven times before an agent, Jean Naggar, helped her
sell it to Viking Press - it went on to be nominated for
the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award;...