Monday, October 6, 2014

The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain

Expected publication: October 7th 2014 by St. Martin's Press

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.

My Thoughts…

This is going to be a hard review to right, only because I don’t want to give away everything yet I want to make sure that everyone who reads my review purchases this book.    This is the one book I would recommend everyone read, the book of my year.   The Silent Sister is a mystery story, but it is a strong heart tugging story.   Told from the youngest child in the MacPherson family point of view, this story will show how everything you ever thought to be true could be wrong. 

Riley was only two when when Lisa committed suicide.   She didn’t even remember her sister.   What she does know is that it tore her whole family apart.   I love that Riley follows her heart, even when she is afraid of where it is heading.   She learns more than she ever wanted to know, yet manages to stay strong and follow the leads wherever they will leave.  

Diane Chamberlain’s amazing writing has left me wanting more.   I know that she is an author that I will never hesitate to read.   This is my first book by her and she has proven herself without a doubt to be an author I will read more of. 

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Meet Diane:   
Diane Chamberlain is the international bestselling author of twenty-two novels. She lives in North Carolina with her partner, photographer John Pagliuca, and her shelties, Keeper and Cole. Visit her online at

Past praise for Diane Chamberlain…

“Absorbing and haunting, this should strongly touch Chamberlain’s fans and draw those who
enjoy Jodi Picoult and Barbara Delinsky.”
“. . .this engrossing novel digs deep into the moral complexity of a dark period in history and
brings it to life.”
--Publishers Weekly
“The stakes mount to dizzying heights; Chamberlain certainly knows how to escalate tension.”
--Kirkus Rev

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