Necessary Lies (Paperback)
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Paperback 352 Pages
Published: 01/08/2013
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If you're a fan of Jodie Picoult, you'll love Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain, bestselling 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 fifteen-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.

A companion short story, The First Lie, is available in eBook.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447211259
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 242 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 23 mm


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'We're big fans of Diane Chamberlain here at Bella and her latest novel doesn't disappoint ... This well-researched story is based on real events, which makes the sense of mounting unease all the more disturbing.' Bella 'It's an incredibly moving story very sensitively told, rich in character and atmosphere. I truly couldn't put it down.' Susan Lewis

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“Poignant and powerful - a must-read!”

'Necessary Lies' centers on two young women, Jane Forrester and Ivy Hart. 22-year-old Jane recently married and is very much middle-class. Even though her husband Robert makes enough money as a pediatrician... More

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kendrafortune

“Her best yet?”

I've read a lot of Diane Chamberlain's books, but I think this may be her best yet. It's a powerful and moving story that deals with the way disadvantaged women were treated by social services around... More

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“Brilliant”

Another brilliant read by Diane Chamberlain. I would strongly recommend anyone to read her novels. This one, like all of her stories, tackes many issues that leave the characters unfairly challenged, having terrible... More

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