From the No. 1 bestselling author of The Lost Daughter, Breaking the Silence tells the story of Laura Brandon’s seemingly easy promise to her dying father: to visit an elderly woman she’d never heard him speak of before. But Laura’s promise results in another death, her husband’s... Diane’s novels are wonderfully emotional and gripping, dealing with issues which make us question all our own assumptions. Complete with reading extras, including book club questions, Breaking the Silence will add value for book club members as well as to lone readers.
Laura Brandon's promise to her dying father was simple: to visit an elderly woman she'd never heard him speak of before. A woman who remembers nothing - except the distant past. Visiting Sarah Tolley seemed a small enough sacrifice to make. But Laura's promise results in another death - her husband's. And after their five-year-old daughter, Emma, witnesses her father's suicide, Emma refuses to talk about it...or to talk at all. Frantic and guilt-ridden, Laura contacts the only person who may be able to help, a man she's met only once before - a man who doesn't know he's Emma's real father. Guided only by a child's silence and an old woman's fading memories, the two unravel a tale of love and despair, bravery and unspeakable evil. This is a tale that links them all. It is a tale shrouded in silence...
Praise for Breaking the Silence:
'Chamberlain deserves the highest praise for writing this emotionally compelling story of secrets and silence, love and lies.' - Literary Times
'The story offers relentless suspense and intriguing psychological insight (Chamberlain is a former psychotherapist) as well as a satisfying love story.' - Publishers Weekly
Publication date: 17/12/2010
Publisher: Mira Books
|Publication date:||17th December 2010|
|Genres:||Family Drama, Reading Groups,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
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 ...More About Diane Chamberlain