Book Review of The Forgotten Garden

The Forgotten Garden
The Forgotten Garden
Author: Kate Morton
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5


This is the best book I've read this year, probably the best book in the last couple of years. The story swaps between three time frames, the first and last separated by over 100 years, and also through a couple of fairytale stories written by one of the characters of the book. The fairytales are delightful just by themselves.

There is a mystery and there is a murder. It is not a conventional crime fiction story. It is evocative of books I read many years ago - authors like Victoria Holt, Daphne Du Maurier and Dorothy Eden. The setting is Cornwall, London, Brisbane Australia and a walled in garden with many secrets from the past.

The writing is excellent and the build up of the story and characters top notch. I highly recommend this book. You can watch a trailer of the book on YouTube, do a search.