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How the actions of one person can touch so many other lives.,
This review is from: The Midwife's Confession (Paperback)
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THE MIDWIFE'S CONFESSION is the first book by Chamberlain that I have read. Not having any expectations at all when I came to this book, I have to say that I did enjoy it. It was an easy enough read, perfect for summer as you don't really need to think too much about it, you can just let it sweep you away.
The tale is about Noelle, the midwife in question. When she commits suicide, her two close friends Tara and Emerson decide that they have to find out why their friend felt as though the only way out of life was to end it. This decision by Tara and Emerson results in them finding things out about Noelle that they never dreamed possible. Did they really know her at all? But it is one action by Noelle that changes a number of lives forever.
That is a very brief synopsis of the plot. I wouldn't want to give too much away. Although in some ways, you can guess what the confession, or secret is, there are enough twists and turns along the way to keep you interested. The book is also narrated by more than just one character - you get to hear from Tara, Emerson, Noelle and so on. This means you get different perspectives and different insights into the characters.
Chamberlain's writing is good. Although there are a few characters who are given their chance to speak, the story doesn't ever feel as though the plot is unravelling or losing focus. Each character brings something to the story. And even though you may guess what the big secret is, the journey in getting there is good enough to keep you reading along to the end.
I would recommend this as a quick, easy summer read.