In 1977, pregnant Genevieve Russell disappeared. Twenty years later, her remains are discovered and Timothy Gleason is charged with murder. But there is no sign of the unborn child. CeeCee Wilkes knows how Genevieve Russell died, because she was there. And she also knows what happened to the missing infant, because two decades ago she made the devastating choice to raise the baby as her own. Now Timothy Gleason is facing the death penalty, and she has another choice to make: tell the truth, and destroy her family, or let an innocent man die in order to protect a lifetime of lies....
©2006 CeeCee Wilkes (P)2013 Tantor
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Great story! I love getting sucked into a good book that keeps me engrossed and that is hard to put down! Books like that feel like a treat.
It was a true page-turner, I was gripped and anxious to know “what would happen next” throughout the entire thing. There were no “gimme a break, this is over the top” moments, and the plot felt believable because the characters were all so sympathetic.
If all of Diane Chamberlain’s books are this good, my 2014 reading list it set!
I loved everything about it. Just WOW!!! This was a very absorbing, emotinal page turner. I could not stop listening. Now off to see if Diane Chamberlain has come even close with her other works.
I wish I was a twin so I could hang out with someone like me all day!
Best Book EVER!
This is truly my favorite book of all time! I loved this book and every twist and turn.
Reading has always been my guilty pleasure. I would take stacks of books from the library. Now I listen to Audible.
Fascinating story. All of the ins and outs of disappearing from one life and creating a new personna.
Patti C Fulmer
By far, my favorite Diane Chamberlain so far...
Marian. She was a gutsy broad!
Cori visiting Eve in prison.
I want to preface this review with the fact that I just finished Necessary Lies (my first Diane Chamberlain book) and I enjoyed that one very much.
This book, however, was draining, and full of unlikable characters. Although it was fairly well narrated, and the story line was an interesting concept, I found myself checking the time left, and just wanting it to end.
I enjoy fiction, memoirs, history and some self help books.
Her short friendship with Naomi.
Cee cee's mother because she wants to help her daughter be the best person she can be even after her death
I don't know.
How far would you go for love? (Key ominous music)
I really want to like this book but the narrater just killed it for me. She was just over the top and used weird accents/voices for characters.The story itself was actually pretty interesting with twists and secrets but probably best to just read this book than listen.
I'm addicted to Audible. A new grandma I am responsible for my grandsons library, which reignited my interest in books.
This is the third book I've gobbled up in a week. I wasn't a fan of the narrator but I respect the difficult job of so many voices. In parts though it was annoying especially in the beginning with the story seemed implausible. However, as she has done with her other books she follows the story all the way through no quick and tidy endings her characters stay true to themselves throughout the whole story. And as human beings can often seem a contradiction to themselves. Or misunderstood by an outsider. The characters themselves discover why there lives were contradictions at time. Maybe it's just the kid weed social worker in me that I too have seen these characters in real life. I enjoyed this perspective. I wonder how hard it would of been for us to find any compassion if we were exposed to both families experiences over those 27 years. I was sure I didn't like this book as well as the others and then I cried like a baby the last hour and a half of the story.
Close to the top - I loved this book.
I think it would have to be Ceecee Wilks. I liked how even though she was so naive and innocent she still had strength to do the best she could in the situation.
I loved the whole book but, if I have to pick a favorite scene it would have to be at the end.
I can't say for reason of spoilers, but it's close to the end.
I absolutely loved this book and had a hard time hitting the pause button when I had to go do something. It grabbed me right from the start and never let go.
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