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Subject: September RAL - Dorothy
Date Posted: 9/1/2013 8:02 PM ET
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Discussion of The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton:

Dorothy ended up living a very different kind of life from the one she imagined during girlhood. Do you think she was happy?

Last Edited on: 9/1/13 8:08 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/22/2013 9:06 PM ET
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As I read this section, I'm wondering -  Has Dorothy been wronged? Is she psychologically delusional? Or is she just a total putz?  The plot is agonizingly slow, but just when I'm about to give up, something interesting happens and I press on.  I am guessing at this point that Dorothy will pose as Vivien in an incriminating photo with Jimmy and use it to blackmail Vivien and possibly try to ruin her marriage.  This somehow gets both Vivien and Jimmy murdered.  We shall see....

In answer to Genie's question, whatever happened to Dorothy that sent her fleeing from London must have changed her sufficiently that she indeed was able to live a happy life as wife and mother - forging a new life and personna.  Although it would seem that now at the end of her life she is wracked with guilt.

Many loose ends remain...

Last Edited on: 9/22/13 9:11 PM ET - Total times edited: 2