The Bay at Midnight, Paperback Book
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Her family's cottage was a place of innocence for Julie Bauer - until hersister was murdered. It's been many years since that August night, but Julie's memories of Izzy's death still haunt her. Now someone from her past is asking questions about what really happened.

About Julie's own complicity. About a devastating secret her mother kept from them all. 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. For fans of JODI PICOULT, this is a must read. 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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It's been more than forty years since that August night, but Julie's memories of her sister's death still color her world, causing turmoil in her relationships with her teenage daughter, Shannon, and her mother, Maria. Now an unexpected phone call from someone in her past raises questions about what really happened that night. Questions about Julie's own complicity, about a devastating secret her mother kept from them all. Questions about the man who went to prison for Izzy's murder--and about the man who didn't.My Thoughts:I really enjoyed this book. For me it had a bit of everything, a murder mystery, family secrets, a love interest and childhood friendships.What I do enjoy about this type of book is that I can really get stuck in, and engrossed in the story. The story itself was quite good and there was plenty there for me not to get bored and not ending up flicking pages just to see how t is going to end.My only niggle is that one character did have a very convenient ending and I felt that it could have been handled it differently. I also found the who culprit was a bit predictable as the story progressed but again nothing to detract from the book.I haven’t read any DC books before but I will read more by her and this book for me was a good find for 50p. Highly Recommended.