Sunday, 3 May 2015

Review: The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain

In The Silent Sister, Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager. Now, over twenty years later, her father has passed away and she's in New Bern, North Carolina cleaning out his house when she finds evidence to the contrary. Lisa is alive. Alive and living under a new identity. But why exactly was she on the run all those years ago, and what secrets are being kept now? As Riley works to uncover the truth, her discoveries will put into question everything she thought she knew about her family. Riley must decide what the past means for her present, and what she will do with her newfound reality, in this engrossing mystery from international bestselling author Diane Chamberlain.

Hardcover 352 pages
Published October 7th 2014 by St. Martin's Press  

Kristine's Thoughts:

This is another one of those books that I am ashamed that it took me so long to read. I have read all of Diane Chamberlain's books and I own all of them as well. Her books are like curling up in your favourite chair with your four legged pet in your oldest but most comfortable pyjamas. At least they are for me. I am guaranteed to be relaxed and enjoy every minute of it.

This book is another example of what Chamberlain does best. She takes complex situations and characters, adds a little mystery and tells two stories that ultimately collide and connect. Her style is one that I adore and has me burning through the pages.

I am going to keep my thoughts brief (no re-telling the story) and just say that Chamberlain delivered on everything that I have come to expect from her. The plot and writing were superb and her attention to detail is like no other. You can tell that she researched her story and subjects down to the tiniest of details to make it as accurate as possible. Yet another quality I have come to expect in all of her work.

Another job well done! I can't wait to see what she comes out with next.

For a more detailed review check out Terri's review that she did last fall here.

About the Author

Diane Chamberlain is the USA Today and London Times bestselling author of 23 novels published in more than twenty languages. Diane likes to write complex stories about relationships between men and women, parents and children, brothers and sisters, and friends. Although the thematic focus of her books often revolves around family, love, compassion and forgiveness, her stories usually feature a combination of suspense, mystery and intrigue.

Diane lives in North Carolina with her significant other, photographer John Pagliuca, and her shelties, Keeper and Cole--the only non-reading members of the household!

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