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Secrets She Left Behind by Diane Chamberlain

Secrets She Left Behind

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This follows directly on from Before the Storm one year later but does stand perfectly well alone – only you’ll get more from it if you have previously read the first. It is small-town America and deals with big issues in the aftermath of a tragedy within the community and how folk find it difficult to forgive. Very much Jodi Picoult or Anita Shreve territory.

Comparison: Jodi Picoult, Anita Shreve, Jane Hamilton.

If you like Diane Chamberlain you might also like to read books by Anita Shreve, Joshilyn Jackson and Jacquelyn Mitchard.

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Secrets She Left Behind by Diane Chamberlain

Nineteen-year-old Maggie Lockwood spent a year in prison for her part in a fire that cost three lives. The scars carried by the surviving victims - inside and out - are still raw and Maggie's release from jail does nothing to free her from the guilt.

Returning home, Maggie hides herself away, too afraid to see Keith, the boy she grew up with, played with as a child - and recently learnt is her half-brother. Keith nearly lost his life in the fire and the emotional and physical wounds he carries have changed him forever. With childhood innocence gone, Maggie and Keith must learn to come to terms with their new lives, but trying to move forward will have deadly consequences.


The story is seamless... The plot is absolute genius. Chamberlain has written an intriguing page turner that is extremely difficult to put down. - on Secrets She Left Behind

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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20th August 2010


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544 pages


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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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