Diane Chamberlain

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Diane Chamberlain
Born United States
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American
Period 1993-present

Diane Chamberlain is an American author of adult fiction. DianeChamberlain is the New York Times, USA Today and Sunday Times [1] bestselling author of 24 novels published in more than twenty languages. Some of her most popular books include Necessary Lies, The Silent Sister, The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes, and TheKeeper of the Light Trilogy. Diane likes to write complex stories about relationships between men and women, parents and children, brothers and sisters, and friends.Although the thematic focus of her books often revolves around family, love,compassion and forgiveness, her stories usually feature a combination of drama,mystery, secrets and intrigue. Diane’s background in psychology has given her akeen interest in understanding the way people tick, as well as the backgroundnecessary to create her realistic characters.

Diane was born and raised in Plainfield, New Jersey and spent her summers at the Jersey Shore. She also lived for many years in San Diego and northern Virginia before making NorthCarolina her home.

Diane received her bachelor's and master's 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. All the while Diane was writing on the side. Her first book, Private Relations was published in 1989 and it earned the RITA award for Best Single Title Contemporary Novel.

Diane lives with her partner, photographer John Pagliuca, and her sheltie, Cole. She has three stepdaughters, two sons-in-law, and four grandchildren. She’s currently at work on her next novel.[2]


  • 1989 – Private Relations
  • 1990 – Lovers and Strangers
  • 1991 – Secret Lives
  • 1992 – Keeper of the Light
  • 1993 – Fire and Rain
  • 1995 – Brass Ring
  • 1996 – Reflection
  • 1997 – The Escape Artist
  • 1999 – Breaking the Silence (aka Remembering Me)
  • 1999 – Summer’s Child
  • 2001 – The Courage Tree
  • 2002 – Cypress Point (aka The Shadow Wife) (aka The Forgotten Son)
  • 2003 – Kiss River
  • 2004 – Her Mother’s Shadow
  • 2005 – The Bay at Midnight
  • 2005 – The Dreamer (short story in anthology The Journey Home)
  • 2006 – The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes (aka A Beautiful Lie) (aka The Lost Daughter)
  • 2008 - Before the Storm
  • 2009 - Secrets She Left Behind
  • 2010 - The Lies We Told
  • 2011 - The Midwife's Confession
  • 2012 - The Good Father
  • 2013 - The First Lie (e-short story)
  • 2013 - Necessary Lies
  • 2013 - The Broken String (e-short story)
  • 2014 - The Silent Sister
  • 2015 - The Dance Begins (e-short story)
  • 2015 - Pretending to Dance [3]
  • 2017 - The Stolen Marriage[4]


"Diane Chamberlain is a marvellously gifted author. Every book she writes is a gem." -Literary Times about The Lost Daughter

"(Chamberlain) explores the psychological complexity of a family pushed to its limits...the alternating narratives allow plenty of insights into the characters' motives while creating intrigue and suspense." —Booklist about Secrets She Left Behind

"This is powerful stuff… it is certainly as compulsive and issue-led as Jodi Picoult with whom she is being compared. I couldn’t put it down." Bookseller about Before the Storm

"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 about The Bay at Midnight

"This complex tale will stick with you forever." – Now Magazine about The Bay at Midnight

"a hugely addictive twist in the makes this a sizzling sofa read." – Heat about The Lies We Told

"a bittersweet story about regret and hope" – Publishers Weekly about The Midwife’s Confession


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