Every Secret Thing
By Susanna Kearsley
Allison & Busby, 2012. 474 pgs. Fiction
Kate Murray meets an old man who comments on a similarity between her and her grandmother and then mentions a decade old murder. Kate is busy and doesn't pay much attention to the man but a few minutes later he is killed by a hit-and-run driver. Soon she is running for her life because someone thinks she knows more than she does. She must look to the past to understand the present and her search takes her from present day London and Canada to the war-time streets of Lisbon during WWII.
Susanna Kearsley expertly weaves together two story lines, set in two different time periods. This book is part mystery/thriller and part tender romance and I didn't want to put it down. I would recommend Susanna Kearsley books to someone looking for a mix of mystery, romance, and historical fiction. Her books are also fairly clean with very minimal hints to sex, but no details, and no swearing.