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The Last Secret: A Novel
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Mary McGarry Morris has been hailed by the New York Times as "one of the most skillful writers at work in America today." In The Last Secret, she tells the riveting story of Nora Hammond, a woman blessed with the perfect life: a charming husband, two bright teenage children, a successful career in the family's newspaper business, and an esteemed role in the charity work of her New England town. But Nora's comfortable existence threatens to unravel when she learns of her husband's longtime affair---and when the specter of a sordid incident from her youth returns with terrifying force.

Confronted by shame and betrayal, Nora suddenly feels dangerously alone. With no one to turn to, she becomes easy prey to a ghost from her past---the cunning, relentless Eddie Hawkins.

A tautly told tale of psychological tension and chilling moral complexity, The Last Secret accelerates to a shattering conclusion as it explores the irreparable consequences of one family's crimes of the heart. The Last Secret burnishes Morris's reputation as one of our most prodigiously gifted writers.

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Street Date:
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Mary McGarry Morris. (2009). The Last Secret: A Novel. Unabridged Tantor Media, Inc.

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Mary McGarry Morris. 2009. The Last Secret: A Novel. Tantor Media, Inc.

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Mary McGarry Morris, The Last Secret: A Novel. Tantor Media, Inc, 2009.

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Mary McGarry Morris. The Last Secret: A Novel. Unabridged Tantor Media, Inc, 2009.

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Confronted by shame and betrayal, Nora suddenly feels dangerously alone. With no one to turn to, she becomes easy prey to a ghost from her past---the cunning, relentless Eddie Hawkins.

A tautly told tale of psychological tension and chilling moral complexity, The Last Secret accelerates to a shattering conclusion as it explores the irreparable consequences of one family's crimes of the heart. The Last Secret burnishes Morris's reputation as one of our most prodigiously gifted writers.

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        Keeping secrets leads to calamitous consequences in Morris’s disturbing domestic thriller. At age 17, Nora Trimble has a dangerous eight-day summer escapade with psycho boyfriend Eddie Hawkins that ends in a violent incident in a bar. Twenty-six years later, Nora is the happy wife of wealthy Kendall “Ken” Hammond, co-owner of a smalltown Massachusetts newspaper, and the devoted mother of two teens. Her world’s turned upside down by Eddie’s shocking reappearance and Ken’s revelation that he’s been having an adulterous relationship for four years with his childhood sweetheart Robin Gendron, his best friend’s wife. Nora must contend with not only marital woes but the blackmailing serial killer Eddie, who refuses to leave town because of his new obsession—Robin. Morris (The Lost Mother
        ) knocks over a domino chain of events that, while not too surprising, confirm the importance of comprehending past mistakes to avoid future ones.

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Confronted by shame and betrayal, Nora suddenly feels dangerously alone. With no one to turn to, she becomes easy prey to a ghost from her past---the cunning, relentless Eddie Hawkins.

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