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The Silent Sister

By Diane Chamberlain




Riley McPherson’s older sister Lisa, a violin prodigy, committed suicide when Lisa was a teenager. Now, 20 years later, Riley’s father has passed away, and she’s cleaning out the family home in New Bern, North Carolina. Riley finds newspaper articles that unravel everything she thought she knew about her sister.  As she searches for answers, she discovers that her sister may still be alive and living under a new identity.  But what name and where? As Riley tries to find her sister, she learns more truths that question everything she knew about herself, her sister, and their father.

"No matter how many people care about you, she thought, if you can't be open with them about who you truly are, you’re still alone."


THE SILENT SISTER is an emotionally driven mystery. It’s a powerful family drama that will continue to surprise you with every flip of the page.  The story moves briskly, and the words flows effortlessly. Riley’s character displays quite a plethora of realistic emotion in her effort to clean out her family home.

Author Diane Chamberlain is unmatched in her ability to touch her reader's hearts and minds.  Chamberlain has authored 28 books which have all been influenced by her former career as a social worker and psychotherapist.  Her books focus on relationships between parents and children, brothers and sisters, men and women, and friends and enemies. Chamberlain’s most recent novels include: The Dream Daughter, Big Lies in a Small Town, and The Last House on the Street.

The narrator, Susan Bennett, gives a delightful audiobook performance. Her pacing, tone, and voice are perfect for THE SILENT SISTER.

“Growing up in a household where something is terribly wrong, you feel the weight of that mysterious something even though it’s unspoken. It eats at you.  Confuses you. It leaves you wondering if your view of the world will ever make sense.”

Publisher   MacMillan Audio

Published   October 6, 2014

Narrated     Susan Bennett

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