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A Keeper: The Sunday Times Bestseller

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Graham Norton has won 9 BAFTAs for Best Entertainment Performance, and Best Entertainment Programme. What was supposed to be a bit of ordinary shuffle unravels into an emotional journey in time and some unexpected discoveries. instead we get an in-depth look at while Nicole (the cousin's wife) is somewhat unhappy with her lot in life, but after that the explanation goes no further.

She is a university lecturer, separated from her husband, and living in New York with her 17-year-old son. It's a bit of a roller coaster of discoveries and reveals, balancing between darkness and kindness all the way. She has very little there, unpleasant memories, items of small value, but all that changes when she finds a small stash of letters telling a story that she was never told.

That things take a far darker turn is obvious but just how far-fetched they become was a disappointment.

There wasn’t a single character here I didn’t like, or at least sympathize with (including Edward’s deranged mother Catherine) and I loved the setting. His characters have a cardboard quality and he has jammed the plot with events that never quite come together in a believable way. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others.I never watch talk shows, however I know who Mr Norton is, and I admit I was intrigued by the fact that he has accomplished two novels, both receiving many positive reviews. She is dealing w/the loss of her mom and also with her teen son, whose situation is complicated because she is raising him alone. This is a hugely compelling family drama, of mothers whose children are everything, and of the darkness, heartbreak, intrigue, mental health issues and secrets that bubble within the facade of families, past and present. It is a mesmerizing read and so unexpected ,had no idea what would happen and it was all alarming and upsetting and yet i could not put it down.

She is less than keen on her remaining family, riddled with conflict and devious machinations, but she has to clear her mother's house with a view to selling it. the story of Elizabeth coming back to ireland and discovering truths about her own past and family gripped me tight. She comes across some handwritten letters to her mother from a man by the name of Edward Foley in Cork. The attitudes and interactions are steeped in the predjucises of the culture and yet it is such a human tale that it could be set anywhere.

The sense of Patricia’s isolation as a single parent in 1970s rural Ireland is sensitively handled, while in both the present and past sections, the politics of small-town communities are captured with insight and precision. As for Elizabeth, “back in New York, she had felt guilty for not missing her mother more, but in this house she felt her absence like a physical ache”. the TIMES'A compelling and moving story, expertly told, that will draw you in and keep you in its grip until the last page.

She receives a reply from one Edward Foley of Castle House, and what unfolds reminded me often of Stephen King’s ‘Misery’ - without the gore.

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