Before the Storm

by Diane Chamberlain

eBooks of the Month Family Drama Modern and Classic Literary Fiction Thriller and Suspense

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May 2010 Book of the Month.

 

A kids’ social is moved from the youth centre to the local church for various reasons.  The church goes up in flames and an autistic child leads most of the kids to safety.  He is honoured as a hero …. then it looks as if he might have started the fire himself.  This is powerful stuff that really holds tension right through.  I loved it.  Watch out for its sequel in August.


Comparison: Jodi Picoult, Anita Shreve, Heather Gudenkauf.

Sarah Broadhurst

Before the Storm Synopsis

Her little boy has been accused of murder. How far will she go to protect him? When the local church is razed to the ground, dozens of trapped children manage to escape - many helped by fifteen-year-old Andy Lockwood. Born with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Andy is more like a little boy than a teenager, but in the eyes of the people he saved, he's a hero. Laurel lost her baby once through neglect and has spent the rest of her life determined to make up for her mistakes. Yet when suspicion of arson is cast upon Andy, Laurel must ask herself how well she really knows her son - and how far she'll go to protect him.

Before the Storm Press 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

 

This was an excellent book, well written and thoroughly gripping. Highly recommended.' 5 stars - NewBooks

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ISBN: 9780778303381
Publication date: 21/05/2010
Publisher: Mira Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780778303381
Publication date: 21st May 2010
Author: Diane Chamberlain
Publisher: Mira Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 496 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction, Reading Groups, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About 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 ...

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