The Bay at Midnight by Diane Chamberlain

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Her family's cottage on the New Jersey shore was a place of freedom and innocence for Julie Bauer—until her seventeen-year-old sister, Isabel, was murdered.

It's been more than forty years since that August night, but Julie's memories of her sister's death still shape her world. Now someone from her past is raising questions about what really happened that night. About Julie's own complicity. About a devastating secret her mother kept from them all. About the person who went to prison for Izzy's murder—and the person who didn't.

Faced with questions and armed with few answers, Julie must gather the courage to revisit her past and untangle the complex emotions that led to one unspeakable act of violence on the bay at midnight.


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 May 6, 2009 by Mira. 480 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Family secrets sizzle at the core of an unsolved mystery in this smooth, deceptively simple tale of romantic suspense from Chamberlain (In Her Mother's Shadow

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We are introduced to three young sisters - Julie, Lucy and Isabel - she is subsequently murdered at The Bay At Midnight (hence the title of the book).

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Unable to resist, Julie begins making inquiries .

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