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From award-winning author Diane Chamberlain comes a story of a father's dying wish, a husband's shocking suicide, and a daughter's inexplicable silence.

Full Synopsis
Laura Brandon's promise to her dying father was simple: to visit an elderly woman she'd never heard of before. A woman who remembers nothing—except the distant past. Visiting Sarah Tolley seemed a small enough sacrifice to make. But Laura's promise results in another death: her husband's. And after their five-year-old daughter, Emma, witnesses her father's suicide, Emma refuses to talk about it—to talk at all.

Frantic and guilt ridden, Laura contacts the only person who may be able to help. A man she's met only once—six years before. A man who doesn't know he's Emma's real father. Guided only by a child's silence and an old woman's fading memories, the two unravel a tale of love and despair, of bravery and unspeakable evil. A tale that's shrouded in silence . . . and that unbelievably links them all.

"The characters are real and riveting, and as Laura tries to break both Emma's silence and through Sarah's barriers of Alzheimer's, the story unfolds in a way that keeps you coming back for more." ---5 Minutes for Books

"Justine Eye narrates the audiobook version of this story and is excellent. The narration is clear and precise. Her voice is soothing, crisp, and perfect for the story." ---Books, Chocolate and Lipgloss Audio Book Blog

"Breaking the Silence is a riveting puzzle that slowly comes together, drawing readers along every step of the way." ---RT Book Reviews

"Chamberlain deserves the highest praise for writing this emotionally compelling story of secrets and silence, love and lies." ---Literary Times

"The story offers relentless suspense and intriguing psychological insight (Chamberlain is a former psychotherapist) as well as a satisfying love story." ---Publishers Weekly

Breaking the Silence

Author Diane Chamberlain

Narrated by Justine Eyre

Publication date Sep 8, 2014

Running time 11 hrs

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