Thursday, 7 May 2015

Review: The Broken String by Diane Chamberlain

As seventeen-year-old Riley MacPherson rushes to the side of her brother who has been gravely injured in Iraq, she recalls their growing up years when he was her protector and best friend. Why did that relationship fall apart? She longs for a second chance to connect with her brother, not realizing that family secrets may prevent them from ever having that closeness again.

Kindle Edition, 41 pages
Published August 26th 2014 by St. Martin's Press 
Genre: Short Story/Womens Fiction

Kristine's Thoughts:

The Broken String is an e-book short story that introduces some of the key players in Diane Chamberlain's full length novel The Silent Sister. I had the pleasure of reading The Silent Sister already but this short story can be read in either order.

It is really hard to talk about a short story because there are so few pages to discuss and I don't like to give anything away. I can say that if you read this story first, it will provide enough of a glimpse at the characters and enough mystery and intrigue that you will want to know the broader story. You will want to make sure that you have The Silent Sister at the ready for reading next. If you have already read it, as I did, you will enjoy getting a glimpse of the younger Riley and reading about her relationship with her brother.

In my opinion, you can't go wrong with anything by Diane Chamberlain. I do recommend reading both the short story and the full length novel as companions to each other. As always, you will be treated to an engaging and well written story that is sure to please readers of all ages.

Check out my review of The Silent Sister here.
Check out Terri's review here.

About the Author

Diane Chamberlain is the USA Today and London Times bestselling author of 23 novels published in more than twenty languages. Diane likes to write complex stories about relationships between men and women, parents and children, brothers and sisters, and friends. Although the thematic focus of her books often revolves around family, love, compassion and forgiveness, her stories usually feature a combination of suspense, mystery and intrigue.

Diane lives in North Carolina with her significant other, photographer John Pagliuca, and her shelties, Keeper and Cole--the only non-reading members of the household!
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