Rachel Givney keeps you guessing in her book, Secrets My Father Kept.
Marie has been brought up by her father who has always refused to talk about her mother. Now aged 17 years, Marie has had enough and decides she will do all she can to find out who her mother was and what has happened to her. No matter how many times she asks questions, her father simply refuses to answer or give anything away.
It is 1939 and the people of Poland live in fear that they will be invaded and their country taken over by the German Nazis. Dominik, Marie’s father, is a much-respected doctor at the local hospital but he has secrets from his past that he does not want uncovered.
As the fears of invasion become stronger so do Dominik’s concerns of his secrets being unearthed. He also holds grave fears for his daughter’s life.
While Marie spends her time digging to unearth any information on her mother, Dominik is doing what he can to ensure that Marie will be safe and survive when the invasion comes.
I very much enjoyed reading this book. I was guessing right up to close to the end and must admit I was surprised when all the answers came together.
This story shows us the power of a parent’s love for their child, the hatred that people sometimes have for those that are different from them, and it shows how far we have come regarding women’s rights.
I found this to be a very easy and enjoyable read.
Author: Rachel Givney
Copy courtesy of Penguin Books
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