Breaking the Silence by Diane Chamberlain

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Laura Brandon's promise to her dying father was simple: to visit an elderly woman she'd never heard of before. A woman who remembers nothing—except the distant past. Visiting Sarah Tolley seemed a small enough sacrifice to make.

But Laura's promise results in another death. Her husband's. And after their five-year-old daughter, Emma, witnesses her father's suicide, Emma refuses to talk about it…to talk at all.

Frantic and guilt ridden, Laura contacts the only person who may be able to help. A man she's met only once—six years before. A man who doesn't know he's Emma's real father.

Guided only by a child's silence and an old woman's fading memories, the two unravel a tale of love and despair, of bravery and unspeakable evil. A tale that's shrouded in silence…and that unbelievably links them all.


About Diane Chamberlain

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Diane Chamberlain is the bestselling author of twenty novels, including The Midwife's Confession and The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes. Diane lives in North Carolina and is currently at work on her next novel. Visit her Web site at and her blog at and her Facebook page at
Published August 15, 2012 by Mira. 416 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Chamberlain (The Escape Artist) explores psychiatric tensions in this disturbing story of dark secrets and redemption. Before astronomer Laura Brandon's father dies, he asks her to visit Sarah Tolley,

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The mix of characters is good too - there's this elderly woman living in a residential home with a mind-boggling history, there's Laura's husband who is prickly - what's he got to be prickly about?

Dec 16 2010 | Read Full Review of Breaking the Silence

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