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!
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!!
Another GREAT Diane Chamberlain book!