Secrets She Left Behind (Paperback)

By Diane Chamberlain

Mira Books, 9780778315506, 488pp.

Publication Date: May 28, 2013

July 2009 Indie Next List

“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
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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 novels, including The Midwife's Confession and The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes. Diane lives in North Carolina and is currently at work on her next novel. Visit her Web site at and her blog at and her Facebook page at

Praise For Secrets She Left Behind

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