I’ve told you lots of times that I’m a Diane Chamberlain fan. I’ve even told you that eventually I plan to listen or read all of her books. I’ve listened to all that my online library has and periodically I’ve gotten one of her books as well. I’ve loved them all.
I was recently gifted a few Audible selections and boy oh boy was I happy when I saw that they had several of her books. I selected The Bay at Midnight.
The book was typically of all of her books. The story is told in the present with flashbacks to the past. It is told through the eyes of several of the characters. I love this format. In fact it’s on of my favorite and this author is a master at it.
Here’s what Amazon had to say, “Her family’s cottage on the New Jersey shore was a place of freedom and innocence for Julie Bauer—until her seventeen-year-old sister, Isabel, was murdered.
It’s been more than forty years since that August night, but Julie’s memories of her sister’s death still shape her world. Now someone from her past is raising questions about what really happened that night. About Julie’s own complicity. About a devastating secret her mother kept from them all. About the person who went to prison for Izzy’s murder—and the person who didn’t.
Faced with questions and armed with few answers, Julie must gather the courage to revisit her past and untangle the complex emotions that led to one unspeakable act of violence on the bay at midnight.”
I loved the book. It ranks high on my list of favorites that she’s written. Amazon reads give it 4.5 stars…I’d give it 4.8. I’ll definitely be finding more of her books. They have never disappointed me!