Breaking the Silence

  • by Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by Justine Eyre
  • 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Laura Brandon's promise to her dying father was simple: to visit an elderly woman she'd never heard of before. A woman who remembers nothing-except the distant past. Visiting Sarah Tolley seemed a small enough sacrifice to make. But Laura's promise results in another death: her husband's. And after their five-year-old daughter, Emma, witnesses her father's suicide, Emma refuses to talk about it - to talk at all.Frantic and guilt ridden, Laura contacts the only person who may be able to help. A man she's met only once - six years before. A man who doesn't know he's Emma's real father. Guided only by a child's silence and an old woman's fading memories, the two unravel a tale of love and despair, of bravery and unspeakable evil. A tale that's shrouded in silence...and that unbelievably links them all.

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What the Critics Say

"Chamberlain deserves the highest praise for writing this emotionally compelling story of secrets and silence, love and lies." (Literary Times)

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Customer Reviews

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Can't listen to this narrator

I haven't listened to it all as the narrator had such an uninviting weird tone, gave up after 4 chapters. Will read it on kindle instead.
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- Bridgy

Amazing story

I couldn't stop listening to this - found myself sneaking out into the kitchen hoping there was washing up to do so I could listen to a bit more! The plot is so clever with a couple of twists I didn't guess. Fascinating yet disturbing storyline inspired by secret experiments carried out in psychiatric hospitals in the 50s including lobotomies, LSD drugging and electric shock treatment. It's about one family whose lives are changed forever by the deeds of one maniacal doctor. The mystery unfolded brilliantly. Narrator was flawless. Highly recommended.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-09-2014
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio