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Necessary Lies (eBook)
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eBook (ePUB) 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: 9780230764026

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“Thought provoking”

The book starts in present day, well 2011, and gives a brief cover on an event and then takes us back to 1960, North Carolina in America. Jane Forrester is a new wife, new graduate and looking to have a career. An... More

Paperback edition
8th November 2013
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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

Paperback edition
7th September 2013
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“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

Paperback edition
6th January 2014
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