Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Memory Keeper's Daughter

All of us have our own stories to tell based on our past. Stories that mold our life at present. Our present indeed has come because of our past. But what if your past is filled with so much pain, secrets, and lies....what will become of your present and ultimately your future.

The Memory Keeper's Daughter is a book based on one man's secret Dr.David Henry. A secret he tried all of his life to hide, to escape from but of what consequence. It started on a snowy night, his wife Norah was in labor. He with a trustworthy nurse Caroline delivered twins Paul and Phoebe. But Phoebe is different. Wanting to protect his family from the pain of having a child with Down's syndrome David decided to keep a lifelong secret, and lied to her wife and ultimately his son Paul that Phoebe died in delievery. Caroline who was suppose to leave poor Phoebe in an instituiton decided to keep her own secret. She took Phoebe away and raised her as her own daughter.

How will this secret mold the lives of these people. Will they ever know what happened on that cold 1964 night that a special child named Phoebe was not dead but only hidden.

I give this book a three stars out of five. The book for me doesnt have a lot of grip and suspense. Ultimately the one thing that kept me reading was that I wanted to know if both lives will emerge in the end.

That's all for now.

Enjoy your reads because I am here !!


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