From bestselling author Diane Chamberlain, a novel in which a young woman discovers that the sister she believed to be dead is alive and has a new identity and a dark secret.
Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager. Now, over twenty years later, her father has passed away and she's in New Bern, North Carolina cleaning out his house when she finds evidence to the contrary. Lisa is alive. Alive and living under a new identity. But why exactly was she on the run all those years ago, and what secrets are being kept now? As Riley works to uncover the truth, her discoveries will put into question everything she thought she knew about her family. Riley must decide what the past means for her present, and what she will do with her newfound reality.
Praise for Necessary Lies:
“Diane Chamberlain’s Necessary Lies is the most important book she has ever written. Based in truth you will be reminded how poverty is our enemy and how power is dangerous when it’s in the wrong hands. I don’t think I will ever forget this book or its wonderful cast of characters. Beautifully written, compellingly told. Book clubs will love it.” —Dorothea Benton Frank, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Original Wife
“Amazing! Diane Chamberlain’s Necessary Lies is a powerful portrait of courage and redemption, teeming with characters you won’t soon forget. Chamberlain’s most luminous tale to date, Necessary Lies expertly intertwines history and matters of the heart—love, loyalty and choosing what is right, no matter the consequences." —Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of The Weight of Silence & One Breath Away
“Two girls names are carved inside a closet–what could have happened there? Set in the rich and morally complex territory of the rural South in 1960, the plot of this enthralling novel transfixed me from the very first pages, and its vivid and sympathetic characters haunted me long after the last. Chamberlain achieves that rare and irresistible combination: suspense and heart.” —Christina Schwarz, New York Times bestselling author of Drowning Ruth and The Edge of the Earth
DIANE CHAMBERLAIN is the international bestselling author of twenty-two novels. She lives in North Carolina with her partner, photographer John Pagliuca, and her shelties, Keeper and Cole. Visit her online at www.dianechamberlain.com