You finish the last line of a book, close the page and then you're done with it. But not The Midwife's Confession - this book stays with you.
A plot full of secrets that have the power to change people's lives forever.
Three friends, Noelle, Tara and Emerson have been friends since college and two decades later they have to come to terms with the death of one of their husbands and the relationships that they have with their children.
Noelle's dream of becoming a midwife is now a reality and she helped to deliver her two friend's children. After suffering in silence for years, Noelle kills herself and behind she leaves a letter amongst her possessions that turns her friends lives into turmoil.
Each chapter changes character perspectives, from Tara's and Emerson's in present tense and then to Noelle's which describes her past and gives an indication to what she has had to live with. And as you move from one to the other you find out something new that leaves you gripped and wanting more.
Ultimately this book poses the question, is the truth better untold?
An enjoyable read, especially for fans of Jodi Picoult - to whom Diane Chamberlain is frequently compared to.
Published on 17 June
Femalefirst Taryn Davies
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