Necessary Lies

  • by Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by Alison Elliott
  • 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The best intentions expose the darkest secrets....
If you're a fan of Jodie Picoult, you'll love Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain, best-selling author of The Midwife's Confession.
North Carolina, 1960. Newlywed Jane Forrester, fresh out of university, is seeking what most other women have shunned: a career. But life as a social worker is far from what she expected. Out amongst the rural tobacco fields of Grace County, Jane encounters a world of extreme poverty that is far removed from the middle-class life she has grown up with. But worse is still to come.
Working with the Hart family and their 15-year-old daughter, Ivy, it's not long before Jane uncovers a shocking secret and is thrust into a moral dilemma that puts her career on the line, threatens to dissolve her marriage, and ultimately determines the fate of Ivy and her family forever. Soon Jane is forced to take drastic action, and before long there is no turning back.


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Loved it!

Literally couldn't stop listening to this book. Loved the way it went between characters every chapter.
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A very good listen

I thought the story was extremely interesting. I have visited North Carolina many times and did not realise that a eugenics programme had been practiced until comparatively recently. It was a well constructed story with sympathetic characters and the narrator was excellent. I will listen to more Diane Chamberlain on the basis of this book.
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- Evelyn

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-08-2015
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.