The Silent Sister (Paperback)

A Novel

By Diane Chamberlain

St. Martin's Griffin, 9781250074355, 368pp.

Publication Date: October 6, 2015

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Digital Audiobook (10/6/2014)
Paperback (6/26/2018)
CD-Audio (10/7/2014)
Hardcover (10/7/2014)
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"Chamberlain's powerful story is a page-turner to the very end." -Library Journal

Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager. It was a belief that helped shape her own childhood and that of her brother. It shaped her view of her family and their dynamics. It influenced her entire life. Now, more than twenty years later, her father has passed away and she's in New Bern, North Carolina, cleaning out his house when she finds evidence that what she has always believed is not the truth. Lisa is alive. Alive and living under a new identity. But why, exactly, was she on the run all those years ago? What secrets are being kept now, and what will happen if those secrets are revealed? 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. Told with Diane Chamberlain's powerful prose and illumination into the human heart and soul, The Silent Sister is an evocative novel of love, loss, and the bonds among siblings.

"Enthralling and gripping...Chamberlain has a gift for telling stories about families whose good intentions go awry in difficult circumstances. Her characters are always portrayed with an understanding that sometimes life's most tragic mistakes require heroic strength to survive." -Book Reporter

About the Author

DIANE CHAMBERLAIN is the bestselling author of more than twenty novels published in over 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 The Silent Sister: A Novel

The Silent Sister is a powerful and thrilling novel. This tautly paced and emotionally driven novel will engross Chamberlain's many fans as well as those who read Sandra Brown and Carla Buckley.” —Booklist

“Hard to put down.” —Better Homes and Gardens

“A compulsively readable melodrama.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Chamberlain's powerful story is a page-turner to the very end. A must for all mystery lovers and those who like reading about family struggles.” —Library Journal

“…the readers of this tale will be surprised and shocked by the unveiling of a truth that they will never guess up front. Chamberlain has written an excellent novel with well-thought-out plotlines that never lose the suspense lover's interest for one solitary second.” —Suspense Magazine

“A tense story with plenty of twists...Riley's world gets rocked and the readers' will be too.” —The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

“This story had so many amazing twists and turns that I felt like I was right alongside Riley on her adventure to find her sister. And the way everything unraveled and came back together had me turning pages late into the night.” —Tara Hans in First for Women

“Secrets make for the best mysteries, and Diane Chamberlain's The Silent Sister is no exception to this rule.” —Campus Circle

“Great characterization, an excellent amount of taut suspense... If you're a whodunit fan, in fact, you might find The Silent Sister to be perfect.” —North Dallas Gazette

“Chamberlain's timing is impeccable, and the reader is never left dangling on a plotless page.” —O. Henry magazine

The Silent Sister hurtles toward a surprise ending that's almost as much as a shock as the climax of Gone Girl-and, since Chamberlain is writing this, a lot more positive.” —Wilmington StarNews