Thursday, 19 September 2013

Diane Chamberlain - Secrets She Left Behind Review

Genre; Adult /Fiction/Drama
Release date; May 2009
One afternoon, single mother Sara Weston says that she's going to the store—and never returns. In her absence, she leaves her teenage son alone with his damaged past and a legacy of secrets.

Keith Weston nearly lost his life in an act of arson. He survived—but with devastating physical and emotional scars. Without his mother, he has no one to help him heal, no money, nothing to live for but the medications that numb his pain. Isolated and angry, his hatred has one tight focus: his half sister, Maggie Lockwood.

Nineteen-year-old Maggie Lockwood spent a year in prison for the acts that led up to the fire. Now she's back home. But her release cannot free her from the burden of guilt she carries. She grew up with Keith Weston, played with him as a child…and recently learned they share the same father.

Now the person Keith despises most is the closest thing he has to family—until Sara returns. If Sara returns…

For those who are regular readers here at afternoonbookery you will know Diane Chamberlain is hands down my favourite author, this is another book i loved. This is #2 in the before the storm series, and was every bit as gripping as i have come to expect from Diane. Focusing on Keith, Maggie & Andys complex relationship and the afore happend events. I felt this had lots of twists, and kept my guessing until the very end with certain aspects, this is probably not one to read as a standalone, as its key to know the events and characters from #1 - which i kind of forgot (i left a long gap) which made it less dramatic for me, so make sure you pay attention

Rating 8/10  


  1. Wonderful review, I read and reviewed my first Chamberlain book last week "Necessary Lies" and it won't be my last. I am going to check out book one in this series. Awesome review :)

  2. Glad you enjoyed the book! I always come back and see what delight you have for me to read hehe!