Nov 282015


The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain

 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 new found reality.

I know many of you loved it, but for me it was just ok. I liked Riley somewhat, but the way she let her father’s “friend” and the friends daughter treat her rubbed me the wrong way. I would have told her and her daughter to hit the road. Also, her brother seemed like he was having a permanent pitty party.

Maybe it was just my mood as this is the last book I read as my husband was getting worse and we all were faced with the possibility of losing him. I may give this another try sometime. But probably not.

  5 Responses to “The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain”

  1. I’ve never read any by this author but I have seen another of her titles ( something with the word dancing in the title,) that has been getting attention. I picked it up at the bookstore & read the jacket but it didn’t grab me.

  2. I’ve heard this isn’t her best. I still want to try one of her books.

  3. Characters that allow themselves to be mistreated really frustrate me too. I find myself wanting to jump into these books and try to talk sense into them. Thus I understand why this might be an issue for you with this book.

  4. Vicki, thanks for sharing your honest thoughts about this book. It sounds like a book with a lot of secrets in it.

  5. I liked it but didn’t love it. There were many parts, like those you mentioned, that bugged me, but other parts that I really liked.

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