What would you do if you found out a life-long friend had done something so terrible, it made you question whether you ever really knew them at all? What would you do if this knowledge challenged everything you had come to believe about your own life, making your very existence a lie?
The ‘Galloway Girls’- Noelle, Tara and Emerson- had been best friends since their college days nearly two decades before. Noelle had followed her dream of becoming a midwife and delivered both Tara and Emerson’s daughters.
But after Noelle’s shock suicide the women find a letter hidden in her belongings that turns their world upside down.
They begin to realise that the passionate woman who had loved her job as a midwife and who seemed to embrace life, had lived with a legacy of guilt that had consumed her and that would ultimately change everything they had come to know about themselves.
The Midwife’s Confession is the compelling story of three friends who are forced to question what it is to be a friend, a mother and a sister.
Is nature stronger than nurture; what makes a ‘good’ mother, do family bonds change our identity and ultimately, is the truth better left untold?
Diane Chamberlain, has been described as the ‘Southern Jodi Picoult’ and is the award-winning author of 19 novels.
Her emotionally complex, powerful stories are born from a former career as a psychotherapist working primarily in hospitals with adolescents.
With a keen desire to understand people, and themes that often explore the havoc wreaked on friendships and family by past actions, her characters are brought to life by moral dilemmas that challenge the reader’s assumptions.
Fully aware of life’s twists of fate herself, Diane was recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and now has to type using voice recognition software. Diane’s UK debut, The Lost Daughter, was one of the bestselling fiction titles of 2009.
Diane Chamberlain lives in North Carolina, USA and is available for interview and to write short stories.