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THE MIDWIFE'S CONFESSION
Genre: Mainstream, General Mainstream Fiction
While Chamberlain excels at certain aspects of the novel, in other ways she falls far short. Her relationships between the female characters are spot on; the friendships and the dialogue are easy and comfortable. But her tale twists too deeply into a level of sophisticated deception that is just not plausible and a conflagration of disasters that are ultimately not believable.
Tara, Emerson and Noelle have had a bond since they met. They grew together and shared their wedding days and, with Noelle as their midwife, the births of their children. But hidden beneath this friendship are secrets that start to unravel when Noelle commits suicide, leaving a strange note for Tara and Emerson to decipher. The stunning secret will change their lives, and their knowledge of their pasts, forever. (MIRA, May, 416 pp., $15.95)
Reviewed By: Victoria Frerichs
Published: May 2011