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The Silent Sister

By: Diane Chamberlain
Narrated by: Susan Bennett
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Summary

The Silent Sister is a gripping novel from Diane Chamberlain, the bestselling author of The Midwife's Confession

What if everything you believed turned out to be a lie?

Riley MacPherson is returning to her childhood home in North Carolina. A place that holds cherished memories. While clearing out the house, she finds a box of old newspaper articles - and a shocking family secret begins to unravel. Riley has spent her whole life believing that her older sister, Lisa, died tragically as a teenager. But now she's starting to uncover the truth: her life has been built on a foundation of lies, told by everyone she loved. 

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 tries to separate reality from fiction, her discoveries call into question everything she thought she knew about her family. Can she find the strength inside herself to decide her future?

Incredibly gripping and emotionally powerful, The Silent Sister is perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult and Liane Moriarty.

©2014 Diane Chamberlain (P)2015 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

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Couldn’t put it down!

Well I’ve discovered that I am one hell of a multitasker as I listened to this book IN A DAY! This may not sound like a mammoth task but I have a very active 14 month old baby! It’s amazing the housework you can get through or find with a good book in the background to listen to! I had my daughter Frankie help me clean under our bed just so I could listen to more!

I’m not going to regurgitate the Amazon review as they are always bang on and I’ve finished writing literary essays years ago haha However I have 142 books in my library and I love Diane Chamberlain as there is no profanity (so my child can learn all her bad language exclusively from me haha) and there are no gruesome or macabre scenes that might turn my bundle of joy into a budding serial killer. All in all the most enthralled one can feel without ending up pregnant

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Mexican soap opera

Drama drama drama, so much drama. Not exactly convincing, no great characters, annoying characters. Great narrator, bad story line.

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Couldnt put it down

Where does The Silent Sister rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This my first Diane Chamberlian book and I loved it. I couldnt put it down. The characters were very realistic and I felt I could relate to them. The narrator was superb.

What did you like best about this story?

I could get into the story right from the first chapter. It was interesting the way each character told their part of the story and it had lots of twists and turns.

What about Susan Bennett’s performance did you like?

Her voice is very easy to listen to and she narrates very well.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No, but it was enthralling.

Any additional comments?

I'm now a fan of Diane Chamberlain and have downloaded another book. I hope it is as good as this one.

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Captivating story

I really enjoyed this book. Kept me listening as I wanted to know more about the characters and what happened. I don't want to say too much in case I give anything away but I feel it was very well written and narrator was good too.

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Fantastic Story. Brilliantly Told.

This is the first book I have read by this author. I loved it. Can't wait to read more.

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Really good book

loved it...full of twists and turns... and could really relate to.all characters...definitely worth a read. i couldn't put it down

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Probably not one of the best

Having enjoyed other titles there's no denying a great storyteller It just was a bit predictable Susan Bennett great narrator of these books

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Complex twist in the story

The first part of the book while trying to set the scene was way too long. As it moved on things improved but I guessed the background but I thought the ending could have been rounded off better.

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Narrated beautifully

Good story, found the book compelling. Easy listening on audible covering some serious topics. Really enjoying this author, who I’m new to.

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Complex relationships and story. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

I enjoyed the character development and the storyline from different perspectives. A good story which continued to develop until the end.

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