Books by Kate Morton

THE SECRET KEEPER by Kate Morton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

A daughter refuses to let her mother take a grim secret to the grave.

In 1961, Laurel, a teenager sulking in a treehouse, sees her mother kill a man with a knife intended for her infant brother's birthday cake. Read full book review >

THE DISTANT HOURS by Kate Morton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"After a lengthy buildup, which doggedly connects all the characters, however peripheral, there's a rewarding, bittersweet payoff in the author's most gothic tale yet."
A letter points the way to a castle in Kent, which harbors decades of grim secrets, in Morton's latest (The House at Riverton, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >
THE FORGOTTEN GARDEN by Kate Morton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2009

"Murky, but the puzzle is pleasing and the long-delayed "reveal" is a genuine surprise."
A four-year-old girl abandoned aboard a ship touches off a century-long inquiry into her ancestry, in Morton's weighty, at times unwieldy, second novel (The House at Riverton, 2008). Read full book review >
THE HOUSE AT RIVERTON by Kate Morton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2008

"Though the climactic revelation feels contrived, Morton's characters and their predicaments are affecting, and she recreates the period with a sure hand. "
In Australian author Morton's atmospheric first novel, a 98-year-old woman recollects her unwitting role in a fatal deception. Read full book review >