The Memory Keeper's Daughter Author:Kim Edwards Families have secrets they hide even from themselves... — It should have been an ordinary birth, the start of an ordinary happy family. But the night Dr David Henry delivers his wife's twins is a night that will haunt five lives for ever. — For though David's son is a healthy boy, his daughter has Down's syndrome. And, in a shocking act of betraya... more »l whose consequences only time will reveal, he tells his wife their daughter died while secretly entrusting her care to a nurse.
As grief quietly tears apart David's family, so a little girl must make her own way in the world as best she can.
'An absolutely mesmerizing premise, drawing you deeply and irrevocably into the entangled lives of two families and the devastating secret that shapes them both. Riveting'
Sue Monk Kidd, author of The Secret Life of Bees« less
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This is possibly one of *the* worst books I have ever read. Great premise - terrible storyline and execution. Not only is the writing marginal, but the author re-uses the same hokey imagery over and over "quicksilver child", "thin hair, held back with barettes". There is little redeeming about the characters, and the subplots are simply unbelievable. Don't waste a credit or your time on this one. If I were the publisher, I'd be embarrassed.
I am half-way through this book and am finding it hard to continue as it is so depressing. I feel like I am wrapped in a heavy blanket in the dark when reading this. Very little joyeousness in the book. Not fond of her writing style though it is not terrible. I may not finish the book, which is something I've only done with 3 books in my 63 years. Just too depressing. If I do complete it, it will only be because I want to find out what the end brings...though I've been told by those who have read it, it continues in this manner throughout the book. Let's just say that if and when she write another book, I definitely will not read it.