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The good father - Diane Chamberlain

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myflabberisgasted Mon 08-Oct-12 18:40:00

I have just finished the good father by Diane chamberlain and it was fantastic! It gripped me right from the start and I just couldn't put it down.
It had drama and action at the end, would reccomend it to anyone!

Has anyone else read this?
Any thoughts on it?

ninjanurse Mon 08-Oct-12 19:26:36

Have this on kindle ready to go. Have read The Shadow Wife and a couple of her others. Really enjoy them. I used to like Jodi Picoult but find her stuff too samey nowadays and I find Diane Chamberlain a better alternative.

mogandme Mon 08-Oct-12 19:31:04

I liked it. I find she is like Jodi Picoult and am always interested in the topics they write about

myflabberisgasted Mon 08-Oct-12 20:17:07

I have also read the midwives confession and thought that was brilliant to. She's my new favourite author! I have added all her other books onto my wish list.

myflabberisgasted Mon 08-Oct-12 20:17:32

ninjanurse what was the shadow wife like?

ninjanurse Tue 09-Oct-12 12:58:41

The Shadow Wife was really good, I would recommend it. The Lost Daughter is also worth reading.

MyMamaToldMe Wed 10-Oct-12 21:31:09

The Good Father was the 1st Diane Chamberlain book I've read. Since then I've read a few more - Keeper of the Light was one and I can really recommend it! Agree about Jodie Picolt - it started to feel like she was following a formula in writing her books.

ggirl Wed 10-Oct-12 21:42:15

I really enjoyed the Good Father although I did find the ending slightly contrived , think the same of the other few books of hers I have read. I still enjoy them though.

valiumredhead Thu 11-Oct-12 13:57:30

She is everything that Jodi Picoult wishes she was imo! I read The Midwife's Tale and really enjoyed it.

myflabberisgasted Thu 11-Oct-12 20:32:27

I have also read the confessions of a midwife and thought it was fab!

I am a massive fan.

Womenandchickensfirst Sat 13-Oct-12 16:24:11

I've read The Good Father by Noah Hawley, which is obviously a different book! It's from the perspective of a father whose son has shot a presidential candidate (American obviously, and very contemporary). it was a really interesting read, so thought I'd recommend it.

theonewiththenoisychild Sun 14-Oct-12 11:15:39

I am a fan of her books I've read loads of them I agree she's better than jodi picoult Tbh the constant reference to jodi picoult on the covers is a bit annoying. Haven't read this one yet but will buy it now will eventually have read all her books

myflabberisgasted Sun 14-Oct-12 14:12:20

Thanks womenandchickensfirst I'll add that one to my to read list too! smile

BettySwollocksandaCrustyRack Mon 12-Nov-12 16:54:02

I love Diane Chamberlaine - she is my favourite author. All her books are brilliant smile

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