The Book Mark

Books that make the grade.

The Silent Sister


What better to do on a cold winter weekend than curl up with a good book! This weekend, I read The Silent Sister (A) by Diane Chamberlain. As the chosen book for February, it will definitely provide my book club with plenty to discuss.

A promising young musician has committed a horrific murder and while waiting for her trail to begin, she takes her own life…. or does she? So begins a novel riddled with clues from the very first page. Riley, the youngest of three siblings, has arrived at her childhood home after her father’s death. What she believes will take two weeks to sort out turns into something much, much more. With each passing day she discovers unimaginable things about her parents and siblings. More importantly what she learns about herself is life changing.

Yes, the author laces each page with clues intensifying the mystery chapter by chapter. It didn’t take me long to come to some conclusions. It became pretty obvious what the outcome of the story was going to be. Nonetheless, the fact that I figured it all out didn’t stop me from reading fast and furiously. After all, I had to prove my theories.

I think that Chamberlain writes somewhat like Lisa Scottoline. Like Scottoline, once you get involved you can’t walk away until you’ve read every last word. This was the first of Chamberlain’s books that I’ve ever read and even though mysteries are not my go to “read” I certainly will pick up some of her other titles. The Silent Sister was fun on a winter weekend and would make a good beach read too. Either way, I invite you to explore this and other titles by Diane Chamberlain. I don’t think you will be disappointed.


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