Monday, January 23, 2012
The Lost Daughter by Diane Chamberlain
Synopsis at www.goodreads.com
In 1977, pregnant Genevieve Russell disappeared. Twenty years later, her remains are discovered and Timothy Gleason is charged with murder. But there is no sign of the unborn child. CeeCee Wilkes knows how Genevieve died – because she was there. She also knows what happened to the missing infant, because two decades ago CeeCee made the devastating choice to raise the baby as her own. Now Timothy Gleason is facing the death penalty, and CeeCee has another choice to make. Tell the truth and destroy her family. Or let an innocent man die to protect a lifetime of lies.
I pick up this book from The Subang Jaya Book Exchange. Looks like somebody bought this book from BookXcess and donated it after finishing reading it.
I am glad that this person donated it out for I would have never found another good read. Why do I say that? It's because the font of this book is very small. Normally, this would deter me from buying the book. But the "kiasuness' overcomes this minor detail coz I got to read this book without cost.
The author is really awesome. She is versatile and able to write from a few perspective. She would raise an issue from one point of view. When I read the issue, I agree with her but a few pages later, she would gives the point of view from another person perspective which also s valid. Sorry I can't write so much as it would reveal the spoiler for you guys.
It really pained me to read that CeeCee being duped into doing something that she feels is wrong. She tried so had to do the right thing but some how again and again fate was against her.
Some say her book will be a rival to Jodi Picoult. However. I feel it's just lacking of one thing which Ms Jodi has but she had yet to achieve; and that is the special twist at the ending. The ending of this book is pretty much straight forward. Not much of surprise to be had.