Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Review - The Lies We Told - Diane Chamberlain

The Lies We ToldThe Lies We Told by Diane Chamberlain
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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.

Funny how you can enjoy a book at the time of reading it (and I did enjoy this one) but when you take a step back to write a review you find yourself doubting the feasibility or authenticity of certain events. The story in the book evolves from lies the sisters told each other (either actually or by omission) when their parents were killed. I'm not convinced that they could have kept all their secrets at the time but hey it's a work of fiction and the author gets to decide how things pan out. I still finished the book quickly and it's an easy read.

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