Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Recommended Read: Breaking the Silence by Diane Chamberlain
Since that awful day, Laura Brandon's little girl hasn't uttered a word. When a psychiatrist suggests that Emma won't talk because she's terrified of men, Laura is guilt-ridden. To help Emma, she needs to know what unspeakable secret lies behind her husband's suicide.
Laura thought her family was perfect, but her quest leads her to a shocking truth. For her child's sake, should her father's sins be kept silent?
When I was out with my husband quite recently and picked up Diane Chamberlain's book, Breaking the Silence, I knew it was a good story but I didn't expect it to be exemplary. OK, maybe I am not in the position to say it is exemplary, I am not a highly-acclaimed critique but I must say, I have read many books and this is highly commendable. The moment I began turning the pages, I was hooked. I couldn't stop.
Every chapter in the book is linked to the next. It has multiple plots and impressively written. From Laura's pendant in the beginning of the story to her daughter's inability to talk. Every single sentence is carefully woven, interlacing each of them into the next part.
I love the way this novel was written. Definitely my cup of tea. It is not overly wordy. I like Diane's style. I will definitely read more of her!
How about you? What are you currently reading? What books do you recommend?
Disclaimer: I purchased the book, Breaking the Silence. My review was in no way influenced by the author or the publisher.