Secrets She Left Behind

By Diane Chamberlain
(Mira Books, Paperback, 9780778326151, 490pp.)

Publication Date: May 26, 2009

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the July 2009 Indie Notables
“In Secrets She Left Behind, Diane Chamberlain tells the story of a son's abandonment and pain in many voices, changing characters with each chapter. You won't be able to put this one down until the final layers of the story are in place and the complete picture is revealed.”
-- Lisa Driban, Hockessin Book Shelf, Hockessin, DE


Description

One afternoon, single mother Sara Weston says that she's going to the storeand never returns. In her absence, she leaves her teenage son alone with his damaged past and a legacy of secrets.

Keith Weston nearly lost his life in an act of arson. He survivedbut with devastating physical and emotional scars. Without his mother, he has no one to help him heal, no money, nothing to live for but the medications that numb his pain. Isolated and angry, his hatred has one tight focus: his half sister, Maggie Lockwood.

Nineteen-year-old Maggie Lockwood spent a year in prison for the acts that led up to the fire. Now she's back home. But her release cannot free her from the burden of guilt she carries. She grew up with Keith Weston, played with him as a childand recently learned they share the same father.

Now the person Keith despises most is the closest thing he has to familyuntil Sara returns. If Sara returns.




About the Author
DIANE CHAMBERLAIN is the bestselling author of twenty-one novels published in more than eleven languages. Her books include "The First Lie", "Her Mother's Shadow", "The Good Father", and "Kiss River". She lives in North Carolina with her partner, photographer John Pagliuca, and her shelties, Keeper and Cole.


Praise For Secrets She Left Behind

"A fast-paced read that...explores the psychological complexity of a family pushed to its limits." -Booklist

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