The Secret Keeper of Jaipur


Unabridged Audiobook

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Book
53
Narrator
18
Release Date
June 2021
Duration
11 hours 8 minutes
Summary
 A NEW NOVEL BY THE AUTHOR OF THE HENNA ARTIST,  A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK

Good Morning America’s “27 Books for June"
 
PopSugar’s Best Summer Reads of 2021 

In New York Times bestselling author Alka Joshi’s intriguing new novel, henna artist Lakshmi arranges for her protégé, Malik, to intern at the Jaipur Palace in this tale rich in character, atmosphere, and lavish storytelling.

It’s the spring of 1969, and Lakshmi, now married to Dr. Jay Kumar, directs the Healing Garden in Shimla. Malik has finished his private school education. At twenty, he has just met a young woman named Nimmi when he leaves to apprentice at the Facilities Office of the Jaipur Royal Palace. Their latest project: a state-of-the-art cinema.

Malik soon finds that not much has changed as he navigates the Pink City of his childhood. Power and money still move seamlessly among the wealthy class, and favors flow from Jaipur’s Royal Palace, but only if certain secrets remain buried. When the cinema’s balcony tragically collapses on opening night, blame is placed where it is convenient. But Malik suspects something far darker and sets out to uncover the truth. As a former street child, he always knew to keep his own counsel; it’s a lesson that will serve him as he untangles a web of lies.

"Captivated me from the first chapter to the last page." —Reese Witherspoon on The Henna Artist

Don’t miss THE PERFUMIST OF PARIS! The final chapter in Alka Joshi’s New York Times bestselling Jaipur trilogy!
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Claire M.

Mixed feelings about this book after reading The Henna Artist. Overall a good story and interesting characters. I loved the vivid descriptions of clothing, hair, jewelry, landscape. It felt like I could see it in person. The one downside was the repetition of plot lines. While I know each narrator was set up to represent a character view, there were soooo many repeats of the story. Even if you hadn’t read The Henna Artist it was repetitive and could have been avoided. None the less, I am looking forward to reading the third book in the series.

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Elvira Eloise

The book drew me in from the start. As the story developed It was work trying to keep the characters straight. Good story and left me interested and eager to read the next book. I recommend this book.

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Geriello

Secret of Jaipur Multiple interactions in narrative which was engaging and interesting to hear I enjoyed each turn and twist Narrators did great job

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