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Breaking the Silence
Breaking the Silence
Author: Diane Chamberlain
Before astronomer Laura Brandon's father dies, he asks her to visit Sarah Tolley, an elderly woman he's never before mentioned. This seemingly simple request sets off a series of alarming events, most dramatically the suicide of Laura's husband, Ray, and the subsequent emotional withdrawal of her five-year-old daughter, Emma. Laura t...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781551664842
ISBN-10: 1551664844
Publication Date: 2/1999
Pages: 416
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4.2 stars, based on 62 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 5
This book actually gave me shivers! I read the whole book straight through in 4 hours.
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After reading "The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes" I fell in love with this author and started ordering more of her books.

I LOVED THIS BOOK. Seriously, it is one of the best books I have read in a long time... very hard to put down, suspenseful with an ending that I didn't see coming.

Very enjoyable :)
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Great book with a lot of surprises. Easy read.
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This is a very intense book, written very well by Diane Chamberlain,a great writer of woman's fiction. This book is very engaging and kept me turning the pages until I'd finished it. When Laura Brandon adheres to her father's dying wish to visit an elderly woman named Sarah Tolley at a nursing home, she finds her life spiraling out of control. Unaware as to why her father made this request, Laura has to trust her instincts in order to fulfill this deathbed request. In the process Laura loses her husband, who inexplicably kills himself while Laura is visiting Sarah at the nursing home. As Laura tries to pick up the pieces of her life she must deal with her young daughter's silence (she hasn't spoken since her husband killed himself), reconnect with her daughter's biological father and unravel the mystery of Sarah Tolley.
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Great book!
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Never read anything by this author before, that I can remember, but I really enjoyed this little jewel and will check out other books she's written.

In "Breaking the Silence", we are introduced to Laura Brandon, whose father has just died, leaving her with one final request: to visit an elderly woman she has never met. The request leaves her curious and her husband unreasonably upset. After his suicide (not a spoiler, since it's revealed in the blurb), her little girl becomes mute. The twin mysteries of the latter's sudden inability to speak and the identity of the elderly woman Laura's father asked her to visit, combine to create a well-paced novel with a teensy bit of romance sprinkled in.

I especially liked the slow reveal of the elderly woman's poignant history, a fascinating horror story in its own right. Stayed up till 2AM to finish this one! I can recommend it as a solid vacation or airplane read. Enjoy!
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I LOVED this book!! The twists and turns kept me reading all night long. The plot of this book stays with you for a long time!!
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Another GREAT Diane Chamberlain book!


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