Mar 102011

The Midwife’s Confession by Diane Chamberlain
Rating: 5/5
Source: Review copy from Netgalley
Links: Amazon, Goodreads, Author’s website

Will be published in April 2011.

Tara, Emerson and Noelle have been close friends since college. When Noelle, a former midwife, commits suicide, Tara and Emerson are left wondering why. As they investigate, they learn things that make them question if they ever really knew Noelle at all.

I am not sure I have the words to describe how powerfully emotional this story is. Chapter 15 and 16 left me crying and needing a break. I was completely unprepared for the direction the story began to take. The synapsis doesn’t even begin to touch the whole story.

The remainder of the book was a roller coaster of emotion. The author did an amazing job at creating characters that suck you in. I felt like I was a part of their world, and suffered along with them at every new twist and revelation.

Normally, book reviews tell you who would likely enjoy the story. I will take the opposite approach and warn off a few readers. Not that you wouldn’t enjoy the story, but it might be a bit too emotional to handle:
– if you’re pregnant or have a newborn
– if you’ve recently experienced the death of a loved one

That being said, this is definitely an amazing story, and Diane did a great job telling it. I can see myself reading it again, just to see if I can pick up any little hints about the outcome that I didn’t see the first time.

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