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In The Silent Sister, Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager. Now, over 20 years later, her father has passed away and she's in New Bern, North Carolina cleaning out his house when she finds evidence to the contrary. Lisa is alive. Alive and living under a new identity. But why exactly was she on the run all those years ago, and what secrets are being kept now? As Riley works to uncover the truth, her discoveries will put into question everything she thought she knew about her family. Riley must decide what the past means for her present, and what she will do with her newfound reality, in this engrossing mystery from international best-selling author Diane Chamberlain.

©2014 Diane Chamberlain (P)2014 Macmillan Audio

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I can't think of anything more predictable...

The narration for this audio book is great. Thank heavens for that, because the writing is terrible. If you are anything above a 5th grade reading and comprehension level, you'll see every single "plot twist" coming from a mile away. Seriously, reading this book so frustrating because the characters took what seemed like ages to piece together very simple facts to reveal what was happening.

18 of 20 people found this review helpful

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Predictable & Relentlessly One Dimensional

I found this whole story implausible in the extreme. Even the smallest detail becomes ridiculous if you think about it for more than a minute. Nothing is believable, based in the real world or makes any sense at all. Zero thriller in this "chick-lit" snoozer. What a total waste of time.

46 of 55 people found this review helpful

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This audiobook was absolutely awesome could not put the book down

A friend told me about this book and said it was absolutely wonderful that she read it into days I couldn't wait to listen to the story and I was not disappointed at the characters were compelling the story was the story with in the stories absolutely terrific book

17 of 20 people found this review helpful

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  • Diane
  • Ocala, FL, United States
  • 09-16-15

NOT A SERIES

Good book, I was waiting for book 2, and asked about it on Diane Chamberlain Facebook page. This is not a series, there is NO book 2. I have contacted Audible, and so have Diane Chamberlain's people. Audible gave me a publishers phone number to report it, I did and passed the number to Diane Chamberlains page. It seems AUDIBLE OR PUBLISHERS WONT FIX IT. Just wanted to pass that along to anyone else waiting for next book.

53 of 66 people found this review helpful

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  • Beth
  • SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States
  • 03-25-15

A bit of a miss

What would have made The Silent Sister better?

The plot had more valleys than peaks. It took a while for the major plot twists to come together into a fully-formed story. I wanted to finish the book to see what happened, but I didn't feel vested in the story or the characters.

What could Diane Chamberlain have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Make the plot twists more dramatic. I felt like many of the main points of the story were casually dropped in and didn't connect to the main plot.

Would you be willing to try another one of Susan Bennett’s performances?

Unfortunately, no. Her tone reminded me of a whiny Sally Field, and she took a lot of unnecessary pauses.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

It wasn't bad enough for me to request a refund on my credit, but I'd hardly call this a compelling story. Would not recommend to a friend.

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Could have been good, but wasn't.

This book started out strong and I had high hopes for it, but by the end I didn't like any of the characters. The plot was predictable and feel like it could have been a lot shorter.

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don't waste your time

this story was so predictable. some details were left hanging, and characters drop out and don't return. main characters spineless. I kept going,, hoping something good would happen but it never did.

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  • Taryn
  • Suffern, NY, United States
  • 01-11-15

Not My Cup of Tea

This audio had an excellent narrator and that made it possible to keep listening. I am not one that is good at guessing plots but this book was so predictable that it was ridiculous. I feel like this author is one step above Danielle Steele. If you want an easy listening experience that is really mindless you might enjoy this, but otherwise save your credits for something that is written better and has a bit more substance

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  • Gail
  • Kirkland WA
  • 01-14-18

Always amazed ...

that Diane Chamberlain can tell such beautiful and well-written, sensible fiction. I love her work.

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Excellent story line

I couldn't stop listening. I loved it from the beginning. I hope this book becomes a movie.

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