Dear Anna, What I have to tell you is difficult to write, but I know it will be far more difficult for you to hear, and I'm so sorry.
The unfinished letter is the only clue Tara and Emerson have to the reason behind their close friend Noelle's suicide. Everything they knew about Noelle - her calling as a midwife, her passion for causes, her love for her friends and family - described a woman who embraced life. Yet there was so much they didn't know.
With the discovery of the letter and its heartbreaking secret, Noelle's friends begin to uncover the truth about this complex woman who touched each of their lives - and the life of a desperate stranger - with love and betrayal, compassion and deceit.
©2011 Diane Chamberlain (P)2013 Tantor
I nearly quit this book before the end of chapter 1. The narrator that reads Noelle's chapters has a really mechanical, automated phone directory vibe and I hated it. I persevered and the other readers are much better. I still cringe when a Noelle chapter comes up...but it is doable. The story is quite good and worth the intermittent subpar narration.
The story and characters in this book took hold of me and never let go! The writing, editing, and performances are wonderful. By the time I got to the second half of the book, I couldn't put it down, staying awake until 6 AM to get to the end! This is the second Diane Chamberlain novel I have listened to, and will be listening to many more.
I enjoyed the story, the characters, plot and the twist. I got lost in it and listened to the whole story twice. I enjoyed it both times. I recommend this book. it's a bit slow at the beginning but quickly pick up and the chracter voices may throw u off a bit but overall a good story.
It was not Diane's very best book, but it was good. It took me awhile to figure out the relationships of all the characters. The ending had an unexpected twist and was the surprise that I have come to enjoy from Diane Chamberlain. I would recommend.
This was my first Diane Chamberlain book and I am adding all the rest of hers to my Wish List or Shopping Cart. This story was so good and had me craving the next chapter from the very start. Each of the 60+ chapters left me wanting to go ahead and listen to the next. Such an awesome story.
The narrator for Noelle had the worst lilt to her voice so every sentence ended in the same tone- very annoying. Everyone else was ok.
The narrators were very good.... Enjoyed the different voices to convey various emotional locations of the characters.
Everytime I thought I had the plot in hand, a new and surprising detail made it's appearance. This book had me pertetually wondering: What will the next surprise be?
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