Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The bay at midnight by Diane Chamberlain

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.

This is my favourite Diane Chamberlain book so far. The characters are really believable and very strong. Their emotions are very real too. The mystery of the story will leave you frantically turning pages until the very end and for me the ending was unexpected but very fitting. A highly recommended book overall.

1 comment:

Becky Smith said...

Hi Karen,

I enjoy all the posting you do on books. It's always good to come across another book lover!! There just aren't enough of us in this world.

Good luck on your continued law studies; I admire ANYONE who has the smarts to study law.