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The Good Father by Diane Chamberlain

The Good Father

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Impossible choices, emotional dilemmas and a page turning thriller. Its all here in Diane Chamberlain’s latest paperback. A young single father is offered the chance to make a lot of money, which will help him support his daughter. But the job involves committing a serious crime…

If you like Diane Chamberlain you might also like to read books by Louise Candlish, Anita Shreve and Michelle Richmond.

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The Good Father by Diane Chamberlain

A little girl, all alone, with a note that reads 'please look after me'. What would you do? Four years ago, nineteen-year-old Travis Brown made a choice: to raise his newborn daughter on his own. While most of his friends were out partying and meeting girls, Travis was at home, worrying about keeping food on the table. But so far he's kept her safe. And never regretted his decision for a second. But now he's lost his job, his home and the money in his wallet is all he has. As things spiral out of control Travis is offered a lifeline. A onetime offer to commit a crime for his daughter's sake. Even if it means leaving her behind. Even if it means losing her. What would a good father do?


'Chamberlain puts so much grit, emotion and drama into her books that it's impossible to stop thinking about the plot.' Heat

'Fans of Jodi Picoult's style will love how Diane Chamberlain writes.' Candis

'A marvellously gifted author. Every book is a gem.' Literary Times

'Emotional, complex and laced with suspense, this fascinating story is a brilliant read'

'An excellent read'
The Sun

'essential reading for Jodi Picoult fans '
Daily Mail

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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1st June 2012


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Mira Books an imprint of Harlequin (UK)


416 pages


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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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