Also by this author: The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes
Published by MIRA on August 22, 2006
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Whew, this was a great book! I was completely drawn in from the very first page. Diane Chamberlain is moving up the ranks as one of my favorite authors (my first was The Midwife’s Confesson). This is a book about a woman who writes paperback mystery novels and is confronted by the past. The summer that she was twelve, Julie’s sister Isabel was murdered. The story begins with a woman coming to tell her that the person who went to jail for Isabel’s murder was innocent.
From there, the book goes back and forth from that summer of 1962 and present day and is told through the eyes of Julie, her younger sister (Lucy) and their mother (Maria). Of course, it’s complete with a love story and family secrets abound, which makes it impossible to put down.
I give this one 5 stars. If it weren’t for that little bit of sleep I got, I would have read it in one sitting. I stayed up until 3 am and grabbed the book the second I woke up (and I completely ignored my husband all day, but he was glad that I found a book that really pulled me in, so it’s okay!).
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