The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain
St. Martin’s Press, 2014
**On-sale October 7, 2014**
Description (from amazon.com)
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 Review (4 Stars: Liked it a lot!)
I’ve categorized this novel as Contemporary Fiction, Mystery and Suspense. Riley MacPherson finds herself settling her father’s affairs after his untimely death. Riley feels very alone since her mother previously passed away, her only brother Danny can not help as he is a reclusive, injured Iraq war veteran and her only sister, Lisa, at age 17, committed suicide when Riley was two years old. Details of her father’s will begin to surface unsettling revelations about her family. Aside from Riley and Danny two characters are named in the will, Jeannie Lyons (a real-estate agent) and Tom Kyle (a resident in Riley’s father’s RV park). Riley barely knows them. They add interesting twists to the story. As secrets are uncovered, Riley becomes determined to find out the truth about her sister’s suicide.
Diane Chamberlain is an international bestselling author of 22 novels. I can see why she is so successful. Even though the story seems slightly unrealistic, Chamberlain’s writing style is easy and enjoyable to read and her characters seem to come to life off the page.
About The Author
Diane Chamberlain is the international bestselling author of 22 novels. She lives in North Carolina with her partner, photographer John Pagliuca, and her shelties, Keeper and Cole. Visit her online at www.dianechamberlain.com.
Also By Diane Chamberlain
The Good Father
The Midwife’s Confession
The Lies We Told
Secrets She Left Behind
Before the Storm
The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes
The Bay at Midnight
Her Mother’s Shadow
The Journey Home (anthology)
The Courage Tree
Keepers of the Light
Breaking the Silence
The Escape Artist
Lovers and Strangers
Fire and Rain
I would like to thank Diane Chamberlain, the She Reads Organization and the publisher, St. Martin’s Press, New York, for providing me with this book, free of charge, for review.
Disclosure of Material Connection:
I received this book free from the publisher, St. Martin’s Press, New York as a member of the She Reads Network. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.