The Silent Sister

The Silent Sister
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Author: Diane Chamberlain
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781250010728
Release: 2014-10-07
Editor: St. Martin's Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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 New York Times bestselling mystery from Diane Chamberlain.

Silent Sisters

Silent Sisters
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Author: Joanne Lee
Pages: 250
ISBN: 1912624303
Release: 2019-04
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A deadly secret. A horrifying discovery.For over 20 years, Joanne Lee's mother kept the remains of not one, but three newborn babies hidden in a bin in her wardrobe.She had buried a fourth baby in newspaper and ragsin St Helens Cemetery.For the first time since exposing her mother's crimes, Joanne breaks her silence over her family's horrific ordeal and her fight for justice for the siblings she never knew.Growing up in chaotic circumstances on Merseyside, Joanne suffered at the hands of a violent boyfriend and controlling relatives, as her mother lapsed into a downward spiral of drinking and casual sex following the break-up of her marriage. But the consequences of her mother's messy lifestyle turned out to be far worse than Joanne could ever have imagined.She already knew of the baby buried in a shallow makeshift grave next to the family plot. But when Joanne came across a red plastic bin in her mother's wardrobe in 2009, she realised that the family home held an even more sinister secret.In Silent Sisters, the daughter who was falsely accused of murdering her own baby sister will tell her full story for the first time, detailing her struggle to understand her mother, to piece together the truth and to give the four babies the proper burial they deserve.

The Silent Sister

The Silent Sister
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Author: Shalini Boland
Pages: 350
ISBN: 9781786815552
Release: 2018-07-16
Editor: Bookouture

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The Silent Sister

The Silent Sister
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Author: Mazal Alouf-Mizrahi
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781456726164
Release: 2011-03
Editor: AuthorHouse

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Through extensive research, Ms. Alouf-Mizrahi re-creates the lost diary of Margot Frank.

The Dream Daughter

The Dream Daughter
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Author: Diane Chamberlain
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781250087324
Release: 2018-10-02
Editor: St. Martin's Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

New York Times bestselling author Diane Chamberlain delivers a thrilling, mind-bending novel about one mother's journey to save her child. When Carly Sears, a young woman widowed by the Vietnam war, receives the news that her unborn baby girl has a heart defect, she is devastated. It is 1970, and she is told that nothing can be done to help her child. But her brother-in-law, a physicist with a mysterious past, tells her that perhaps there is a way to save her baby. What he suggests is something that will shatter every preconceived notion that Carly has. Something that will require a kind of strength and courage she never knew existed. Something that will mean an unimaginable leap of faith on Carly's part. And all for the love of her unborn child. The Dream Daughter is a rich, genre-spanning, breathtaking novel about one mother's quest to save her child, unite her family, and believe in the unbelievable. Diane Chamberlain pushes the boundaries of faith and science to deliver a novel that you will never forget. Praise for The Dream Daughter: "Chamberlain writes with supernatural gifts...fate, destiny, chance and hope combine for a heady and breathless wonder of a read." —Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan's Tale "Can a story be both mind-bending and heartfelt? In Diane Chamberlain’s hands, it can. The Dream Daughter will hold readers in anxious suspense until the last satisfying page." —Therese Fowler, New York Times bestselling author of Z

The Stolen Marriage

The Stolen Marriage
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Author: Diane Chamberlain
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781250087294
Release: 2017-10-03
Editor: St. Martin's Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Steeped in history and filled with heart-wrenching twists, The Stolen Marriage is an emotionally captivating novel of secrets, betrayals, prejudice, and forgiveness. It showcases Diane Chamberlain at the top of her talent. One mistake, one fateful night, and Tess DeMello’s life is changed forever. It is 1944. Pregnant, alone, and riddled with guilt, twenty-three-year-old Tess DeMello abruptly gives up her budding career as a nurse and ends her engagement to the love of her life, unable to live a lie. Instead, she turns to the baby’s father for help and agrees to marry him, moving to the small, rural town of Hickory, North Carolina. Tess’s new husband, Henry Kraft, is a secretive man who often stays out all night, hides money from his new wife, and shows her no affection. Tess quickly realizes she’s trapped in a strange and loveless marriage with no way out. The people of Hickory love and respect Henry but see Tess as an outsider, treating her with suspicion and disdain. When one of the town’s golden girls dies in a terrible accident, everyone holds Tess responsible. But Henry keeps his secrets even closer now, though it seems that everyone knows something about him that Tess does not. When a sudden polio epidemic strikes Hickory, the townspeople band together to build a polio hospital. Tess knows she is needed and defies Henry’s wishes to begin working at there. Through this work, she begins to find purpose and meaning. Yet at home, Henry’s actions grow more alarming by the day. As Tess works to save the lives of her patients, can she untangle the truth behind her husband’s mysterious behavior and find the love—and the life—she was meant to have? A Library Reads Top Ten Book of October 2017 Praise for The Stolen Marriage: "[A] well-crafted crime-tinged tale." —Publishers Weekly "The Stolen Marriage is the kind of story that will grab you and refuse to let you go until you turn the last page." —All About Romance "Readers will be sucked in immediately...you just can't go wrong with a book with [Chamberlain's] name on the cover." —Southern Pines Pilot

The Silent Ones

The Silent Ones
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Author: K.L. Slater
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781786817730
Release: 2019-07-24
Editor: Bookouture

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This morning, I was packing up lunches, ironing, putting on the laundry I should have done last night. Now my precious daughter is accused of murder. When ten-year-old cousins Maddy and Brianna are arrested for a terrible crime, Maddy’s mother Juliet cannot believe it. How could her bright, joyful daughter be capable of such a thing? As the small village community recoils in horror, the pressure of the tragedy blows Juliet and her sister’s lives apart. And things get even worse when their daughters retreat into a self-imposed silence. Can anyone reach Maddy and discover the truth before her fate is sealed? Juliet is crushed. Nothing will ever be the same for her darling girl. But she knows that to find out what really happened that day, she and her sister must unlock the secrets of their own terrible past, a past they swore never to speak about again… The most unputdownable psychological thriller you’ll read this year from the bestselling author K.L. Slater. If you love The Wife Between Us or Gone Girl, you’ll be totally hooked on The Silent Ones. What everyone is saying about The Silent Ones: ‘OH, WOW, WOW, WOW… KL Slater does it again… I’m absolutely dumbfounded and flabbergasted… A story full of lies, twisted family values, sibling rivalry… A perfect psychological thriller that you will not want to put down… Outstanding.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Amazing!! One of the best thrillers I have read this year. I have enjoyed all of this author’s books and I think the author is highly underrated. This book should be at the top of the best sellers list. A must read!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘If I could give this book 6 stars I would, that's how good it is… A finale with more twists and turns than a labyrinth… The author builds up the tension and anticipation leading to a shocking climax. Absolutely brilliant.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘This book was SO GOOD! I couldn’t put it down! The twists, the family drama, the sibling wars, it was a total page-turner! This is by far the best psychological thriller I've read in a long time, and highly recommend it!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘WOW. This is an outstanding story. I was totally gripped from the beginning and on the edge of my seat throughout. Twists, turns, it has it all. AMAZING.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Woah! What a story and a half this one is!!!... I am a huge fan of this author’s and have to say, hands down, this is her best book to date and that is high praise indeed as her other books are fab also. Dark, twisted, brilliant!’ By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars ‘I absolutely could not put this book down! I read this book on one super hot day, and enjoyed every last bit. The book is full of suspense and keeps you guessing all the time. Just when you think that you know what is going on you are surprised yet again… Riveting.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘If you suffer from a pre-existing heart condition check with your doctor before reading!... I didn’t have a clue where the story was leading and I loved it.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘I devoured this book as it twisted and turned… If I had been standing up I would have been hopping from foot to foot as the surprises kept coming… An exciting psychological family thriller... The ending is breath-taking... I LOVED it, enjoyed every page.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘This book was AMAZING… There were seriously like four twists at the end, all of which left me with my jaw on the floor…If you like psychological thrillers PLEASE read this. I'm begging. It was AMAZING. 5 stars!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

The Broken String A Short Story

The Broken String  A Short Story
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Author: Diane Chamberlain
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781743537015
Release: 2014-12-15
Editor: Macmillan

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A short story from Diane Chamberlain, the bestselling author of The Midwife's Confession and Necessary Lies. Some secrets need to be told . . . As a child, Riley always suspected there was a secret her parents and brother protected her from, a secret that ruined the bond between her and her brother and threatened to tear her family apart. Now seventeen years old, Riley is flying out to visit her brother Danny who has been wounded whilst fighting in Iraq. And she's is determined to find out what this secret is. But will uncovering the truth bring her and her brother together again and give her the answers she craves, or will it simply lead to more questions . . . The Broken String is perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty and Jodi Picoult.

Necessary Lies

Necessary Lies
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Author: Diane Chamberlain
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781250010704
Release: 2013-09-03
Editor: St. Martin's Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Bestselling author Diane Chamberlain delivers a breakout book about a small southern town fifty years ago, and the darkest—and most hopeful—places in the human heart After losing her parents, fifteen-year-old Ivy Hart is left to care for her grandmother, older sister and nephew as tenants on a small tobacco farm. As she struggles with her grandmother's aging, her sister's mental illness and her own epilepsy, she realizes they might need more than she can give. When Jane Forrester takes a position as Grace County's newest social worker, she doesn't realize just how much her help is needed. She quickly becomes emotionally invested in her clients' lives, causing tension with her boss and her new husband. But as Jane is drawn in by the Hart women, she begins to discover the secrets of the small farm—secrets much darker than she would have guessed. Soon, she must decide whether to take drastic action to help them, or risk losing the battle against everything she believes is wrong. Set in rural Grace County, North Carolina in a time of state-mandated sterilizations and racial tension, Necessary Lies tells the story of these two young women, seemingly worlds apart, but both haunted by tragedy. Jane and Ivy are thrown together and must ask themselves: how can you know what you believe is right, when everyone is telling you it's wrong?

The Silent Daughter

The Silent Daughter
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Author: Claire Amarti
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9798637927593
Release: 2020-04-22
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

''This one blew me away! I was hooked from start to finish. Felt like I was right there with the characters going through what they were. This is my first from this author but definitely not my last.'' - Netgalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐"Schoolgirl missing", the ticker reads, and the camera cuts to a girl''s face. Blonde hair waterfalling over her shoulders, serious eyes, lips a little parted like she''s about to speak. That''s when I realize I''ve been holding my breath, because the gasp when I inhale almost chokes me.Sadie Kelly has lost her job. Until last month, she was a teacher at Horton College - the same high school she went to ten years ago along with her best friend, Fiona. But Fiona died in an accident on their graduation night, in circumstances Sadie''s spent the last ten years trying to forget, and since then nothing''s been the same.Now Sadie''s jobless and living with Fiona''s mother Jan, the woman who''s watched over Sadie since she was a little girl, and the one person Sadie would do anything to protect. But when Sadie hears that Horton schoolgirl Devon Hundley has gone missing, everything changes. Devon is the daughter of Philip Hundley - wealthy school donor, local doctor, and a man Sadie knows all too well. And now Sadie can''t help remembering the last time she saw Devon - and heard her whisper something Sadie''s been trying ever since to forget...A gripping page-turner of family secrets and buried lies, for fans of Kerry Lonsdale, Diane Chamberlain, and Liane Moriarty.SEE WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT BRAND NEW RELEASE THE SILENT DAUGHTER:''This is Claire Amarti''s debut, and she aced it in my opinion. I read this novel in less than 24 hours and if it wasn''t for being a mom and wife I probably would have finished it in one sitting. The Silent Daughter had me turning pages wanting to know how it all was going to end!'' - Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐''An incredible and mysterious drama that kept me on my toes the whole time. The storyline was exceptional and the characters engaging and believable.'' - Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐''This is an excellent first novel. The story is a suspense with many twists and turns. I didn''t have any idea how the story would end. Sadie has a secret that involves her best friend Fiona who has died 10 year previous to the time the novel takes place. The novel is about secrets and relationships. There are too many secrets to review, just know that many of the characters, who are well developed, have their own secrets which are revealed throughout the novel. The story kept my attention riveted.'' - Netgalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐''This is a modern take on an old school gothic tale complete with the seemingly innocent teacher showing up at an expensive private boarding school with a valise full of secrets. However, the students have their share of secrets and dark pasts, as well as every other character in this book. The Silent Daughter is a well written intricately woven tale of many people confronting the ghosts of their pasts when one of these privileged students goes missing. I really liked most of the characters in this book [...] I look forward to many good novels from this author in the days to come.'' - Goodreads reviewer⭐⭐⭐⭐''This one blew me away! I was hooked from start to finish. Felt like I was right there with the characters going through what they were. This is my first from this author but definitely not my last.'' - Netgalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐''The characterisation in this book is a real strength. All of the characters are believable and well rounded- even those we don''t like! The author does a good job of introducing new themes and even when you can see where she is going, the actual reveal is nicely executed.'' - Goodreads reviewer⭐⭐⭐⭐''Plenty of red herrings before we get to a surprising conclusion.'' -Netgalley reviewer

The Good Father

The Good Father
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Author: Diane Chamberlain
Pages: 347
ISBN: 9780778313465
Release: 2012-04-24
Editor: MIRA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

After losing his construction job and his home, 23-year-old single father Travis Brown, who will do anything for his daughter Bella, gets an offer to participate in a onetime criminal act that promises quick money and no repercussions, which forces him to make a difficult decision for his daughter's sake. Original. 52,000 first printing.

The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes

The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes
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Author: Diane Chamberlain
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780369704573
Release: 2021-04-27
Editor: MIRA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An unsolved murder. A missing child. A lifetime of deception. In 1977, pregnant Genevieve Russell disappeared. Twenty years later, her remains are discovered and Timothy Gleason is charged with murder. But there is no sign of the unborn child. CeeCee Wilkes knows how Genevieve Russell died, because she was there. And she knows what happened to her missing infant, because two decades ago she made the devastating choice to raise the baby as her own. Now Timothy Gleason is facing the death penalty, and she has another choice to make. Tell the truth and destroy her family. Or let an innocent man die in order to protect a lifetime of lies.

Silent Sisters

Silent Sisters
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Author: Jenny Tomlin,Kim Challinor
Pages: 400
ISBN: 0340898852
Release: 2007
Editor: Hodder Paperback

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

For years, Jenny and sister Kim suffered horrendous physical and sexual abuse at the hands of their father. They survived in part because of their closeness and their determination to be there for each other. Both sisters left home at the earliest opportunity to escape but before long, Jenny was embroiled in a relationship with an abusive man that kept her locked in a cycle of violence and fear. Their lives followed parallel paths, with first marriage, then kids and always the terror that things would never change. Eventually, with a lot of love, grit and courage they helped each other to climb out of the pit of despair and truly free themselves from the legacy of the past. Every bit as harrowing and inspiring as Behind Closed Doors, this is a story of the power of unstintingly loyal love.

The Midwife s Confession

The Midwife s Confession
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Author: Diane Chamberlain
Pages: 400
ISBN: 1459201531
Release: 2011-05-01
Editor: MIRA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Dear Anna, What I have to tell you is difficult to write, but I know it will be far more difficult for you to hear, and I’m so sorry… The unfinished letter is the only clue Tara and Emerson have to the reason behind their close friend Noelle’s suicide. Everything they knew about Noelle—her calling as a midwife, her passion for causes, her love for her friends and family—described a woman who embraced life. Yet there was so much they didn’t know. With the discovery of the letter and its heartbreaking secret, Noelle’s friends begin to uncover the truth about this complex woman who touched each of their lives—and the life of a desperate stranger—with love and betrayal, compassion and deceit. Told with sensitivity and insight, The Midwife’s Confession will have you turning pages late into the night. From the bestselling author of The Lies We Told and The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes comes a story of deception that asks: How much is too much to forgive?

The Dream Daughter Chapter Sampler

The Dream Daughter  Chapter Sampler
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Author: Diane Chamberlain
Pages: 45
ISBN: 9781250202796
Release: 2018-05-22
Editor: St. Martin's Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From bestselling author Diane Chamberlain comes an irresistible new novel. When Caroline Sears receives the news that her unborn baby girl has a heart defect, she is devastated. It is 1970 and there seems to be little that can be done. But her brother-in-law, a physicist, tells her that perhaps there is. Hunter appeared in their lives just a few years before—and his appearance was as mysterious as his past. With no family, no friends, and a background shrouded in secrets, Hunter embraced the Sears family and never looked back. Now, Hunter is telling her that something can be done about her baby's heart. Something that will shatter every preconceived notion that Caroline has. Something that will require a kind of strength and courage that Caroline never knew existed. Something that will mean a mind-bending leap of faith on Caroline's part. And all for the love of her unborn child. A rich, genre-spanning, breathtaking novel about one mother's quest to save her child, unite her family, and believe in the unbelievable. Diane Chamberlain pushes the boundaries of faith and science to deliver a novel that you will never forget.

The Silent Boy

The Silent Boy
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Author: Lois Lowry
Pages: 178
ISBN: 9780307976086
Release: 2012
Editor: Random House Reader's Circle

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Determined to become a doctor like her father when she grows up, Katy has a good sense for people and their sicknesses, so when she befriends Jacob, she sees that there is something in him that needs to be revealed.

The Dance Begins

The Dance Begins
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Author: Diane Chamberlain
Pages: 35
ISBN: 9781466890022
Release: 2015-08-11
Editor: St. Martin's Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this short story prequel to Pretending to Dance, psychologist Graham Arnette longs to dance the way he used to, before illness stole his ability to walk. Graham lives on one hundred acres of family land with his daughter Molly and his wife Nora-and with Amalia, a green-eyed beauty with whom Graham shares his hopes and fears. Six-year-old Molly is the light of Graham's life. As he and his extended family turn an old springhouse into a playhouse for her, long buried hostilities emerge that lead to anger and resentment. . . and, ultimately, to the healing power of family love.

House of Lies Cat Carlisle Book 3

House of Lies  Cat Carlisle  Book 3
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Author: Terry Lynn Thomas
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9780008328870
Release: 2020-03-04
Editor: HarperCollins UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

‘Ooooh how I absolutely loved this book!!... I devoured this book in one sitting!!... I cannot recommend this book enough!!’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars In a time of war, nowhere is safe...

Secret Lives

Secret Lives
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Author: Diane Chamberlain
Pages: 496
ISBN:
Release: 2013-09-26
Editor: Diane Chamberlain

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

If you are a fan of Jodi Picoult or Susan Lewis, this is a complex tale of the power of love, from Diane Chamberlain, bestselling author of The Midwife's Confession and Necessary Lies. Disillusioned actress Eden Riley leaves a life of Hollywood glamour and a broken marriage to return to her mother’s childhood home in rural Virginia. In search of answers about her mother, a famous children’s author who died when she was very young, she meets the handsome yet mysterious Ben Alexander, an archaeologist and friend of her Uncle. But Ben has his own demons, and a secret that threatens to destroy their newfound happiness. Now Eden must make a heart-breaking decision as she struggles to lay the ghosts of the past to rest and come to terms with her own future.

The Silent Singer

The Silent Singer
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Author: Len Roberts
Pages: 166
ISBN: 0252069528
Release: 2001
Editor: University of Illinois Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Winner of the Guggenheim, National Endowment for the Arts, and National Poetry Series awards, Len Roberts presents his best past work with a sizable collection of new poems.