The Keeper of Secrets: A Novel Of Love, Loss, and Survival
Berlin, 1939. 14-year-old Simon Horowitz is awash in a world of music. His family owns a superb collection of instruments and at its heart is his father's 1742 Guarneri de Gesu violin. But all is lost when the Nazis march across Europe and Simon and his father and brother are sent to Dachau. In the present day, an aspiring violin virtuoso, Daniel Horowitz, suddenly refuses to play another note. His orchestra conductor, Rafael, learns that the boy's family once owned a precious violin, believed to be lost forever, and thinks he might know exactly how to get Daniel playing again.
"[G]rand in scope, rich with musicality..."--Kirkus
Julie Thomas lives in Cambridge, New Zealand. She wrote The Keeper of Secrets over a seven-year period while writing and producing television and film full-time.