Review: Diane Chamberlain’s “Necessary Lies”

Necessary LiesNecessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Diane Chamberlain has penned about two dozen books. If you like Jodi Picoult perhaps you will enjoy Chamberlain. Both authors deal with controversial topics. Who doesn’t enjoy a little controversy? Plus, Chick Lit’s a popular genre for many as a beach read or as an easy read.

Unfortunately, like Picoult’s endings, I guessed Chamberlain’s ending. The use of foreshadowing shows too much and my mind picks up on what’s going to happen at the end.

I’m truly fond of multiple point of view (POV) used in different chapters.

For a book set in 1960, called Necessary Lies, the dialogue and actions of the female and mother characters are honestly portrayed. And, I can hear the characters varied accents in the dialogue.

Expectations of women runs as a theme in this book, along with guilt, and even feminism.

I like the fact that some people need a basic comfort to take them away from everyday problems, whether poor or wealthy.

Sometimes the honesty downright stings. Are the lies necessary, the secrets? You’ll have to read to figure out whether or not you’re comfortable with lies.

~I received Diane Chamberlain’s Necessary Lies from Goodreads’ first-reads program~

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