Publication: October 7, 2014
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Format: ARC via publisher
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.
I loved this book! This book is so amazing; it was like a breath of fresh air for me. I haven’t been reading a lot of books lately mainly because I’ve been in a sort of rut. However this book gave me hope again. It has an amazing storyline, characters to root for and so many twist and turns there is nothing I didn’t like and enjoy about this read.
The story focuses on Riley who has come back to her hometown to deal with the aftermath of her father’s death. She feels she is all alone although she has a brother but he has issues beyond what Riley can help him with. While there she starts to uncover things about her father that just don’t seem right. Then she realizes she didn’t know her father at all. He has been keeping secrets beyond anything she could imagine. It comes out that her sister Lisa is indeed alive. Riley craving family decides she will try and find her and find out more importantly why she faked her death. Never did Riley realize that finding her sister she would uncover some long buried secrets and soon none of their lives will be the same.
This is my first experience reading Diane Chamberlain and let me say it will NOT be the last. Why haven’t I read her books before?? I’m now looking into her previous novels and wanting to read more. She writes in a way that I never saw anything coming and I loved that! Usual I can see thing coming from a mile away and that kind of spoil things for me. This is one of those reads that will definitely be telling people about. So if you want a fresh and great read this is the one for you. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
In honor of this awesome read I’m so happy to offer up TWO awesome books by Diane Chamberlain. The Silent Sister and Necessary Lies are two books I know you will love. One winner will receive BOTH book. U.S. only.