What I’m Reading: The Lies We Told

I just finished up the audio book The Lies We Told by Diane Chamberlain.  I’ve been a big Diane Chamberlain fan, in fact, several of the books I most recommend to people are by her.  Two I always suggest that people read are The Midwife’s Confession and Necessary Lies.  The other ones have all been good but these two have been my particular favorite.

I was hopeful that this one would be really good too.

….but it was just okay.  The premise of the book was odd…. in that a wife goes missing in a hurricane.  After two weeks the sister and the husband “almost” get together “in their mutual grief”.  I can’t EVER imagine that happening in my life.  Getting together after a year maybe but two weeks.  UGH.  There is more to the book that I didn’t feel was realistic, especially the epilogue.  UGH.  I really wanted a good book but this one, the author dropped the ball on.

Here’s what Amazon has to say:Maya and Rebecca Ward are both accomplished physicians, but that’s where the sisters’ similarities end. As teenagers, they witnessed their parents’ murder, but it was Rebecca who saved Maya from becoming another of the gunman’s victims. The tragedy left Maya cautious and timid, settling for a sedate medical practice with her husband, Adam, while Rebecca became the risk taker.

After a devastating hurricane hits the coast of North Carolina, Rebecca and Adam urge Maya to join them in the relief effort. To please her husband, Maya finally agrees. She loses herself in the care and transport of victims, but when her helicopter crashes into raging floodwaters, there appear to be no survivors.

Forced to accept Maya is gone, Rebecca and Adam turn to one another—first for comfort, then in passion—unaware that, miles from civilization, Maya is injured and trapped with strangers she’s not certain she can trust. Away from the sister who has always been there to save her, now Maya must find the courage to save herself—unaware that the life she knew has changed forever.”

Amazon readers give the book 4.1 stars.  I’d say less.  3.9 maybe.  I don’t recommend this one and if anyone has read it, please don’t think this book is the caliber of books this author typically writes.  There are a few books by the author that I haven’t read but many of them are a bit older like this one.  Now I’m nervous to read any of them…will they be like this one? UGH.

3 thoughts on “What I’m Reading: The Lies We Told”

  1. My favorite Diane Chamberlain book and maybe my favorite book ever is the stolen marriage..and audible did an amazing job with it

  2. I liked the book but it kept nagging me that it wasn’t plausible. Thank you for introducing me to this writer. I am slowly going through the books.

  3. I read Ken Follett’s PILLARS OF THE EARTH and WORLD WITHOUT END this year. I have the third installment, COLUMN OF FIRE on my kindle, waiting for my trip to England in a week. I’ll need something to do. Carol

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