I am a huge fan of Diane Chamberlain so every time she writes a new book, I raise the bar just a bit. The same as I do for Kristin Hannah and Jodi Picoult, two other favorite authors of mine. They are all excellent writers and I expect each book they write to be just a bit better than the previous. With The Silent Sister, Diane Chamberlain did not disappoint.
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, in this engrossing mystery from international bestselling author Diane Chamberlain.
This isn’t my favorite Diane Chamberlain book (because she has written so many amazing books); however, I really loved it. It is one of those books I didn’t put down and read within a couple hours and didn’t want the story to end. The storyline is interesting, somewhat suspenseful, and the characters are all unique and interesting.
The only criticism I have for this book is there are two characters (a husband and wife) in the book that prove to be somewhat threatening for the main character Riley, and I don’t feel that their issues were sorted out completely. Chamberlain somewhat wrapped up the issues, but she also indicated they could be troublesome for Riley. I wish Chamberlain would have “wrapped up” their storyline a little bit better because I felt like I was left hanging and expected them to cause her trouble throughout the book, but they didn’t.
But overall, this is truly a great read and it deserves all 5 stars I awarded it on Goodreads.