Thank God for Diane Chamberlain and The Silent Sister for breaking my six-book-long reading rut. As a self-proclaimed bookworm, there is nothing worse than reading book after book I feel luke warm about. Because I am a writer as well as a reader and believe in karma, I will not go into details about those books I didn’t love, and jump straight to the one I did!
Upon her father’s unexpected death, Riley MacPherson, returns home to New Bern, North Carolina to execute his will and clean her family’s home to get it market-ready. In the process, she discovers a family secret that leaves her questioning everything she thought she knew about her family as well as where she fits into it.
I had a hard time pinpointing who would love this book as much as I did because it fits into many subgenres. Like every good mystery, it kept me up at night as I obsessively flipped pages to see what happens next. But it is lighter – in content and writing style – than your typical suspense or thriller. It also explores what it’s like to be a woman today and delves headfirst into family issues. So my consensus is this: The Silent Sister is for fans of women’s fiction, family saga, and mystery readers looking for a break from dead bodies and dark motives.
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