Breaking the Silence (Paperback)

By Diane Chamberlain

Mira Books, 9780778327424, 407pp.

Publication Date: November 24, 2009



Laura Brandon's promise to her dying father was simple: to visit an elderly woman she'd never heard of before. A woman who remembers nothing except the distant past. Visiting Sarah Tolley seemed a small enough sacrifice to make.
But Laura's promise results in another death. Her husband's. And after their five-year-old daughter, Emma, witnesses her father's suicide, Emma refuses to talk about it to talk at all.
Frantic and guilt ridden, Laura contacts the only person who may be able to help. A man she's met only once six years before. A man who doesn't know he's Emma's real father.
Guided only by a child's silence and an old woman's fading memories, the two unravel a tale of love and despair, of bravery and unspeakable evil. A tale that's shrouded in silence and that unbelievably links them all.