The Bay At Midnight

The Bay At Midnight

by Diane Chamberlain

Questions about the person who went to prison for Izzy's murder -- and about the man who didn't.Now Julie must harness the courage to revisit her past and untangle the shattering emotions that led to one unspeakable act of violence on the bay at midnight.

  • Language: English
  • Category: Fiction
  • Rating: 4.05
  • Pages: 377
  • Publish Date: August 22nd 2006 by Mira
  • Isbn10: 0778323412
  • Isbn13: 9780778323419

What People Think about "The Bay At Midnight"

The daughter of her former summer beach playmate, Ethan Chapman, informs her that the man she believed to have murdered her 17-year old sister, Isabel, 42 years ago has died. What I enjoyed The story also focuses on the women in Julie's family, including her 17-year old daughter who looks remarkably like Isabel. The bottom line This was my first book by the author and I like how she tells a story, weaving in many dimensions of the characters' lives that somehow connect and make them relevant.

In "The Bay at Midnight" we meet mystery writer Julie, her mother Maria, and youngest sister, Lucy. The Bay at Midnight is a terrific tale about the tulmutous relationships between mothers and daughters and how family tragedies can either bring them together or tear them apart.

Diane Chamberlain yra viena i t autori, kuri glb maunu, kai jau niekas nebesiskaito. Nuo vykio jau prabgo 42 metai, o Duls irdyje vis dar lidesys ir pasimetimas. Dabartyje, mano akimis, buvo per daug triukmo, per daug nereikalig veikj, pasakotoj ir jokio svorio neturini paalini istorij. Bet Chamberlain tai mgsta, taip rao jau daug met ir nieko tu ia nepadarysi. Imdamas autors knygas rankas, madaug visad inai ko tiktis ir tai sukuria toki saugi atmosfer, kurios man kartais labai norisi.

A complex story of three generations of women, hidden family secrets, death, intrigue, love, relationships, romance, and mystery. (It is always funny to hear of hidden secrets even in generations of the 30s and 40s; capable of the same mistakes; however, kept them very taboo, due to the times.) The teenage loves of next door lake neighbors for both generations, the relationship between mother and daughters, sisters, and how Diane portrays them so eloquently, with her past expertise in social work as well as being a talented author making for a five-star novel! 1962 at the Jersey Shores for the setting of the main story which involved 3 sisters (daughters), mother and father, and grandparents at their summer bungalow and another family next door with two sons and a dad with a past connection to the mother.

I must say, this novel was not a thriller (I had thought it was a thriller), though a mystery was what book was centered around. What I should compliment this book was its very well-thought characters. The characters included Julie, Lucy and Mariana. Julie and Lucy were Mariana's daughters and their oldest sister, Isabel, was murdered many years ago and a man was wrongly accused of her murder. From there, in Julie's point of view in present time, it was focused mostly on their rebuilt relationship and anxiety arising following the reopening of Isabel's case. However, it didn't matter who the killer was, the most important thing this book revolted around was how to cope with death and how to deal with it when it came back from the past and haunted us, and how to deal with rising emotion.

Even though I had figured out lots of the details of that tragic day, I still very much loved this story and would recommend this book to anyone who loves writers like Jodi Picoult.

I enjoyed reading the different characters thoughts and stories.

Diane likes to write complex stories about relationships between men and women, parents and children, brothers and sisters, and friends. Diane received her bachelors and masters degrees in clinical social work from San Diego State University. Prior to her writing career, Diane worked in hospitals in San Diego and Washington, D.C. before opening a private psychotherapy practice in Alexandria Virginia specializing in adolescents.