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The Bay at Midnight by Diane Chamberlain
  

The Bay at Midnight

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Julie was twelve years old when her 17-year old sister was murdered and although a boy was tried and convicted for the crime, Julie blames herself for the catastrophe. Years later a letter surfaces laying the blame elsewhere and the case is reopened. This is a great story of secrets and lies both in the past and the present, a truly mesmerising tale.

Comparison: Jodi Picoult, Anita Shreve, Jane Hamilton.

If you like Diane Chamberlain you might also like to read books by Rowan Coleman, Susan Lewis and Suzanne Bugler.

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The Bay at Midnight by Diane Chamberlain

Her family's cottage was a place of innocence for twelve-year-old Julie Bauer - until her sister was murdered. It's been many years since that August night, but Julie's memories of Izzy's death still haunt her. Now someone from her past is asking 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. 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.

Reviews

Diane Chamberlain is the Southern Jodi Picoult. - New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe Diane Chamberlain is a marvellously gifted author! Every book she writes is a real gem. - Literary Times ...a strong tale that deserves a comparison with Jodi Picoult... - Lovereading.co.uk


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

18th December 2009

Author

Diane Chamberlain

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Publisher

MIRA Books

Format

Paperback
496 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Family Drama
Literary Fiction
Thriller / Suspense
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780778303640

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