The Midwife's Confession Paperback – 17 Jun 2011
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"So full of unexpected twists you'll find yourself wanting to finish it in one sitting. Fans of Jodi Picoult's style will love how Diane Chamberlain writes." --Candis
"Diane Chamberlain is the Southern Jodi Picoult." --New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe
About the Author
Diane Chamberlain is the bestselling author of twenty novels, including The Midwife's Confession and The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes. Diane lives in North Carolina and is currently at work on her next novel. Visit her Web site at www.dianechamberlain.com and her blog at www.dianechamberlain.com/blog and her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Diane.Chamberlain.Readers.Page.
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The tragic story of the life of Noelle, who has suffered time and time again unbeknown to her closest friends, is heartbreaking. The book starts with her suicide, and goes on to explain the backdrop to it, and ultimately the awful secret with which she has never been able to come to terms, which finally led to her suicide.
The characters are rich, believable and likeable, and their close relationships ring true. As another reviewer has said, the book underlines how little we often know of even our closest friends, in this case with tragic consequences.
I have only read one of Diane Chamberlain's books before. This one has inspired me to read anything and everything else she has written; an absolutely brilliantly crafted work, a great read, a wonderful story.
It was a book that I found hard to put down and I found myself wanting to read 'just a little more' before going to sleep. The story is full of twists and turns - some more predictable than others. Noelle's character is so complex that some of the others seem a little flat in comparison - Grace, for example, is an almost frustratingly stereotypical teenage girl, holding her mother in such distain whilst desperately trying to cling on to her first love.
Overall though its a really original story that hooks you in. You have sympathy for all of the familes and can empathise with all their situations - the temptation the friends have to simply discard the evidence and pretend nothing has happened, the way Noelle spends her life trying to atone for her mistake and yet finds she never can and with the plight of Anna and her daughter. I look forward to reading more of her books.
I flew through the first quarter of the book in no time at all, then I found that during the middle I lost a bit of interest and started to predict what had happened. Yes, there are twists and turns that I didn't predict but overall I did manage to more or less guess what was happening.
I thought the end of the book ended quite abruptly and would have liked a little bit more. Overall, I did enjoy this book but I don't think I could give it more that 3 stars. I just felt a bit dissapointed when i'd finished reading it. I'd have rather read a Dorothy Koomson novel.
I would reccomend this book if you like an intriguing read with interesting characters and an original storyline.
It's primarily the story of three friends: Emerson, Tara and Noelle. When Noelle commits suicide it's a huge shock to Emerson and Tara and they just cannot understand why she has done it, until they find part of a letter that Noelle had written some years earlier. They then set out to find out more about their lost friend.
This is a riveting story. There were times when chapters ended on cliffhangers, and as the chapters were all fairly short, it meant that I wanted to keep reading all the time. This is a really well-plotted book, and such an easy read, with interesting characters. Highly recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Brilliant read couldn't put down, so many unexpected twists.
Felt for every character in the book. best I've read in a while
I really enjoyed this book, it's my second book by Dianne Chamberlain and it did not disappoint me!! Read morePublished 20 days ago by aimee goodwin
I couldn't put this book down once I'd started. I did guess what was coming but it still didn't spoil it at all for me in any way. Read morePublished 23 days ago by hohum
Fantastic from start to finish. I actually missed this book after I'd got to the end. Well written and I like the format of each characters perspectives.Published 1 month ago by Karen HL247
A "must read" for fans of Jodi Picoult. A well woven story with some surprise along the way. I thoroughly enjoy a book that I literally can not put down. Read morePublished 1 month ago by ClaireO
I loved the style of writing and getting the story form various characters perspectives.Published 1 month ago by Lo
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