Before the Storm

Before the Storm

eBook - 2008
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What if your child was accused of mass murder? When the local church is razed to the ground, dozens of trapped children manage to escape - many helped by fifteen-year-old Andy Lockwood. Born with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Andy is more like a little boy that a teenager, but in the eyes of the people he saved, he's a hero. Laurel lost her son once through neglect and has spent the rest of her life determined to make up for her mistakes. Yet when suspicion of arson is cast upon Andy, Laurel must ask herself how well she really knows her son - and how far she'll go to protect him. Praise for Diane Chamberlain'Fans of Jodi Picoult will delight in this finely tuned family drama, with beautifully drawn characters and a string of twists that will keep you guessing right up to the end.' - Stylist'A marvellously gifted author. Every book she writes is a gem' - Literary Times'Essential reading for Jodi Picoult fans' Daily Mail'So full of unexpected twists you'll find yourself wanting to finish it in one sitting. Fans of Jodi Picoult's style will love how Diane Chamberlain writes.' - Candis
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : MIRA, ©2008
ISBN: 9781408927939
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Jul 07, 2015

Characters each have something to learn (something to teach us) - even those who seem to be "perfect."
I enjoyed the book, though the story is stressful. The relationships between each of the characters are true to their roles in each others lives; that's the best way I can think to describe the complexities that are well thought out and contribute much to the story!
Now I'll read the "sequel," "Secrets She left Behind."

Aug 19, 2014

Have to admit not one of my faves. The story took a while to start and I found the characters to be very dull and lifeless.

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