The Secret Keeper
THE SECRET KEEPER
Four years ago, British journalist Danny Kellerman was given the opportunity of a lifetime: covering the conflict in Sierra Leone as a war correspondent. While in Freetown, he begins a passionate love affair with a beautiful American woman, Maria Tirado, who helps run an orphanage for ex-child soldiers. But Danny can’t shake the feeling that Maria is hiding something from him, and as the crisis escalates, he boards a helicopter out of Freetown and never looks back.
Until four years later.
With a new relationship and a new life in London, Danny receives a mysterious letter, urgent letter from Maria. She’s in trouble and needs Danny’s help. The letter is dated three weeks earlier and it’s already too late; Danny learns that Maria was murdered in a roadside robbery.
Haunted and heartbroken, Danny leaves London and returns to Freetown. Although there is now peace in Sierra Leone, corruption is rampant and every promising lead becomes a dead end. But with the help of old friends and contacts, Danny uncovers a string of secrets that shed a shocking light on the woman he thought he knew – and reveals a hidden truth that could destroy those in power. Trapped in the heart of dangerous nation where he can trust no one, Danny is forced to face the devastating consequences of telling the truth.