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The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes | [Diane Chamberlain]

The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes

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....
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Publisher's Summary

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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    Simone 11-22-13
    Simone 11-22-13 Member Since 2006

    Join me on GoodReads too!

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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!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Emma Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 12-24-13
    Emma Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 12-24-13 Member Since 2013
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    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.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marcia Murrieta, CA, United States 09-24-13
    Marcia Murrieta, CA, United States 09-24-13 Member Since 2010

    Reading has always been my guilty pleasure. I would take stacks of books from the library. Now I listen to Audible.

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    Fascinating story. All of the ins and outs of disappearing from one life and creating a new personna.

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    Melody Berkeley Springs, WV, United States 07-25-14
    Melody Berkeley Springs, WV, United States 07-25-14 Member Since 2013

    I wish I was a twin so I could hang out with someone like me all day!

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    If you could sum up The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes in three words, what would they be?

    Best Book EVER!


    Any additional comments?

    This is truly my favorite book of all time! I loved this book and every twist and turn.

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    Margaret D. McCaskey 07-20-14 Member Since 2006

    I enjoy fiction, memoirs, history and some self help books.

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    "Really enjoyable!"
    What did you love best about The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes?

    Her short friendship with Naomi.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Cee cee's mother because she wants to help her daughter be the best person she can be even after her death


    Have you listened to any of Cris Dukehart’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I don't know.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    How far would you go for love? (Key ominous music)


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    G_Ro_Momma 05-13-14
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    "What a great story"
    Where does The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Close to the top - I loved this book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    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.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved the whole book but, if I have to pick a favorite scene it would have to be at the end.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I can't say for reason of spoilers, but it's close to the end.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer BAKERSFIELD, CA, United States 03-27-14
    Amazon Customer BAKERSFIELD, CA, United States 03-27-14 Member Since 2009
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    "WOW!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


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