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First rate storytelling
on 17 November 2013
Another excellent book from Diane Chamberlain. Although described as the last in a trilogy, but I would just suggest it as the latest in a series, as I can see an obvious opportunity for at least one further book if the author so wishes. I do hope she does as her storytelling skills are first rate. In this book we see further development of the characters we have followed since their childhood. Lacey has matured into a well rounded, woman despite the pain she has endured since witnessing the shocking events which robbed her of her mother. She has had to come to terms with the fact that her mother wasn't the perfect person of her memories, and she has struggled with her fears that perhaps she was made in the same mould. She fears that she could hurt people in the same way that she believes her mother did, but who is she to judge? Perhaps the people she believes were most hurt by her mother don't see it in the same way. Now Lacey has to pick up the pieces from another death and try to help another child to come to terms with the loss of a beloved mother. In the meantime, she is faced with the possibility that the man who killed her own mother may get parole - but it appears that she is the key person in that decision. She is struggling to make sense of her muddled feelings about her mother whilst trying to write a statement for the parole board. How she deals with that is another twist.
Diane Chamberlain's books are great stories, they also invariably contain a challenge and are never dull. I always lose myself in the story she weaves and would wholeheartedly recommend them.