Each Tuesday, Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea shares the first part of a book that she is reading or thinking about reading. This week I'm sharing the first few paragraphs of The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain. I think I've read one other book by Diane Chamberlain, The Good Father. Enjoyed it very much and a little different take on things as it is told from the viewpoint of a young father. Anyway, I always love the covers on her books. And I want to read more of them. The premise of this book intrigued me. See what you think:
The walkers had seen the kayak on the morning news, but they still needed to see it in person. It marked the end of a saga that had gripped them for months. They'd looked forward to the trial that would never happen now, because the seventeen-year-old girl--the seventeen-year-old murderer, most were sure--now rested somewhere beneath that rocky expanse of ice.
'She took the easy way out', some of them whispered to one another.
'But what a terrible way to die', others said.
Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager. Now, over twenty years later, her father has passed away and she's in New Bern, North Carolina cleaning out his house when she finds evidence to the contrary. 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 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.
I'm curious - have you read this book or others by Diane Chamberlain? What was your experience? Would you keep reading?