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The Lost Daughter by Diane Chamberlain
  

The Lost Daughter

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February 2009 Book of the Month.

Moral dilemmas, motherhood, secrets, lies, murder? and miscarriage of justice? It’s all here in a strong tale that deserves a comparison with Jodi Picoult for as this builds, one does indeed wonder if all will come right in the end. It is an area the Americans are very good at.

Comparison: Jodi Picoult, Joshilyn Jackson, Jacquelyn Mitchard.

If you like Diane Chamberlain you might also like to read books by Louise Candlish, Dorothy Koomson and Heather Gudenkauf.

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The Lost Daughter by Diane Chamberlain

An unsolved murder. A missing child. A lifetime of deception.

In 1977, pregnant Genevieve Russell disappeared. Twenty years later, her remains are discovered and Timothy Gleason is charged with murder. But there is no sign of the unborn child.

CeeCee Wilkes knows how Genevieve Russell died, because she was there. And she also knows what happened to the missing infant, because two decades ago she made the devastating choice to raise the baby as her own. Now Timothy Gleason is facing the death penalty, and she has another choice to make. Tell the truth and destroy her family. Or let an innocent man die to protect a lifetime of lies…

About the Author

Diane Chamberlain

Award-winning author Diane Chamberlain, was born and raised in Plainfield, New Jersey, and attended Glassboro State University. She also lived for many years in both San Diego and northern Virginia, where she still resides.

Diane received her master’s degree in clinical social work from San Diego State University. Prior to her writing career, she was a medical social worker at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego and Children’s Hospital in Washington, D.C. She also was a psychotherapist in private practice in Alexandria, Virginia., working primarily with adolescents. Diane’s background in psychology and her work in hospitals has given her a keen interest in understanding the way people tick, as well as the background necessary to create real, living, breathing characters.

Several years ago, Diane was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, which has changed the way she works: she occasionally types using voice recognition software. She feels fortunate that her arthritis is not more severe and that she is able to enjoy everyday activities as well as keep up with a busy travel schedule.

Diane has three married stepdaughters, three grandchildren and two shelties. She lives with photographer John Pagliuca in North Carolina where she's at work on her next novel.

Author photo © John Pagliuca

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Publication date

20th February 2009

Author

Diane Chamberlain

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Publisher

MIRA Books

Format

Paperback
544 pages

Categories

Family Drama
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780778304852

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