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The Last Secret

A Novel

by Mary McGarry Morris

The Last Secret
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  • First Published:
    Apr 2009, 288 pages
    Paperback:
    Apr 2010, 288 pages

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A tautly told tale of psychological tension and chilling moral complexity


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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 stream of consciousness. Being allowed into the minds of the...

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