The Silent Sister

The Silent Sister

Book - 2014
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"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250010711
Characteristics: 346 pages ; 25 cm

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brangwinn
Jan 09, 2017

Whoa! This is a mystery with a lot of twists and turns. You’ve got to read the entire book to figure out what really happened. This is probably the best mystery of 2016 that I’ve read.

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Liselara
Jul 18, 2016

Until I saw this book at the Library (Large Print Section), I had never before come across Diane Chamberlain. Up front: the book is slow starting and I thought "Oh no, not another angst story" but then it splits off between the two main characters and it was riveting. You already know the sister is alive by the first page (no spoiler alert needed) but what happened to set things in motion makes this a real page turner. I can't wait to read more of her novels.

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cara123
Jun 13, 2016

Found I had to read a bit to really get into the story. When the relationship was revealed between the sisters , I was able to quickly piece it together in my mind how it could have happened before it was revealed. For the most part, the book kept me entertained, however, the ending seemed to be cut short in my opinion. Overall, I liked how the author chose to include both Jade's and Riley's account as it help fuel the story along.

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Dragoslava
Apr 20, 2016

This is the first book I've read by this author and I couldn't put it down. The plot twists and characters are fascinating, but I did find the ending was a bit of a letdown. Also, it wasn't made clear why the brother's anger with the missing sister was so extreme. Despite this, it was an excellent read.

4clovers Feb 12, 2016

I have been a fan of Diane Chamberlain for quite some time. Her works are page turners. This was a great book

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meggie1125
Nov 27, 2015

a convoluted mystery/romance with thin characters and a simplistic ending.

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Blabbermouth
Jul 17, 2015

I did enjoy this book. It kept me interested all the way through. The story was of a young woman who loses her father & has to pack up the family home. This is about when she learns, that just about everything she knew about her entire family was lies, lies & more lies. I'm hoping that Diane Chamberlains other writings are as interesting 'cos I'm delighted to find she has written quite a few books. I do recommend this one.

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pktab
May 24, 2015

This was a page turner! I could hardly put it down. Totally encourage any one to read it. I had not up to this point read anything by this author and I intend to go through her list now - book by book!

aemerced May 16, 2015

It took me a couple of days to get into it... but after I got past a few chapters, I literally couldn't put the book down.I found myself read for 7 hours straight through the night to get to the bottom of the story.

MedinaReads Mar 02, 2015

Grieving deeply for the loss of her father, Riley MacPherson goes to New Bern, North Carolina, to clean out his house and prepare to sell it. When she begins to talk to a few of her father’s friends, Riley begins to question information about her family that doesn’t support what she heard growing up. Did Lisa, her musically gifted older sister, really commit suicide? Why has her father paid a resident of his trailer park a $500 monthly fee? And a concert promotion postcard for a bluegrass band? Her father had been so dedicated to classical music. Conversations and clues lead Riley on a quest to reveal the truth about Lisa, her father, and in the end, herself.
Recommended by J.L., Brunswick Library, MCDL

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