The Midwife's Confession, Paperback
4 out of 5 (3 ratings)


I don't know how to tell you what I did. Would you read a letter never meant to be opened? Would you want to know secrets never meant to be told? Or should a woman's mistakes stay buried? An unfinished letter was hidden amongst Tara and Emerson's best friend's things after her suicide.

Noelle was the woman they entrusted to deliver their precious babies into the world, a beloved friend.

Her suicide shocked them both. But her legacy could destroy them. For her letter reveals a terrible secret that challenges everything they thought they knew.

Taking them on a journey that will irrevocably change their own lives - and the life of a desperate stranger - forever.

Praise for Diane Chamberlain 'Fans of Jodi Picoult will delight in this finely tuned family drama, with beautifully drawn characters and a string of twists that will keep you guessing right up to the end.' - Stylist 'A marvellously gifted author.

Every book she writes is a gem' - Literary Times 'Essential reading for Jodi Picoult fans' Daily Mail 'So full of unexpected twists you'll find yourself wanting to finish it in one sitting.

Fans of Jodi Picoult's style will love how Diane Chamberlain writes.' - Candis



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I have enjoyed all the other Diane Chamberlain books I have read, and knew that I would enjoy this one too, but I think The Midwife's Confession is probably my favourite of hers so far.It's primarily the story of three friends: Emerson, Tara and Noelle. When Noelle commits suicide it's a huge shock to Emerson and Tara and they just cannot understand why she has done it, until they find part of a letter that Noelle had written some years earlier. They then set out to find out more about their lost friend.This is a riveting story. There were times when chapters ended on cliffhangers, and as the chapters were all fairly short, it meant that I wanted to keep reading all the time. This is a really well-plotted book, and such an easy read, with interesting characters. Highly recommended.

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Wonderfully hokum in parts but I have to say I loved it. Somehow more emotional than Picoult and a definite page turner. I had to keep my wits about me as to which baby was which, but the surprises were well done and I thought the ending was excellent.

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A low-calorie read! some interesting twists but quite an obvious plot. Good read for a journey.