Book Reviews of The Second Silence

The Second Silence
The Second Silence
Author: Eileen Goudge
ISBN-13: 9780670891597
ISBN-10: 0670891592
Publication Date: 6/5/2000
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Viking Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
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Good family drama.
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I really enjoy this author very much...
It is a very good read, very suspenseful right to the very end...
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Back cover:"Goudge has the remarkable ability to describe sentiments that are difficult to put into words."
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Noelle Van Doren has never forgiven her mother for putting her career ahead of her family responsibilities. Noelle always swore things would be different for her own daughter. They were--until her estranged husband, Robert, snatched five-year-old Emma from her. Three generations of women discover just how far a mother will go for the love of her child.
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another good beach book
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Noelle's fight to find her daughter, stollen away by her abusive ex-husband forces the whole family to look at the good and bad facet of the past and what brought them to this point
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From the book sleeve:

When Noelle Van Doren's only child is stolen from her by her wealthy estranged husband, it is she who must battle, against an onslaught of false evidence, to prove she's a fit parent. Into the fray step Noelle's long-divorced parents, whose quest to discredit their socially prominent son-in-law raises questions about his dubious past...and disquieting realizations about their own. After all these years the passion that once consumed them as teenagers as inescapable as the mounting evidence against Noelle's husband Robert.

Only Charlie, Mary and Noelle know Robert, supposedly a paragon of civic virtue, is not who he seems. With a little help from Noelle's kid sister and her smoldering, street-smart boyfriend, they frantically peel away layers of mystery surrounding Robert and a thirty-year-old suicide. But they also find themselves on the path of a cold-blooded killer. It soon becomes plain that this battle is not just to regain custody, but to keep loved ones alive.

In the midst of this heartrending crisis, the lives of each begin to change in unexpectedly wrenching ways. For Charlie and Mary, the years apart have made them realize that one's first love is often one's best love, but now new obstacles stand in their way. Noelle is astonished to discover a resevoir of strength in the midst of her struggle and, most surprising of all, the ability to open her heart to new love.
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Extremely well-written book! Just started reading Eileen Goudge books and am anxious to read more! Exciting book!
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Excellent book! Never a dull moment! Always held my interest with it's twists and turns!
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Very, very good story!
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From back cover:

Noelle Van Doren has never forgiven her mother for putting her career ahead of her family responsibilites. Left in her grandmother's care for much of her childhood, Noelle always swore that things would be different with her own daughter. And they were until her estranged husband, Robert snatched five-year-old Emma away from her.

During a bitter custody battle that brings Robert's dark secrets to light, Noelle's long-divorced parents begin to rekindle the passion they never truly let go. Noelle struggles to care for her ailing grandmother -- and finds the courage to embrace a new love. And three generations of women discover just how far a mother will go for the love of her child.