The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes – Book Review

Title: The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes

Author: Diane Chamberlain

Genre: Suspense, Romance, Realistic Fiction

Publisher: Mira, 2006

Recommended by: Erin at Blue-Eyed Bride

Synopsis: (from the publisher) In 1977, pregnant Genevieve Russell disappeared. Twenty years later, her remains are discovered and Timothy Gleason is charged with murder. But there is no sign of the unborn child.  CeeCee Wilkes knows how Genevieve Russell died, because she was there. And she knows what happened to her missing infant, because two decades ago she made the devastating choice to raise the baby as her own. Now Timothy Gleason is facing the death penalty, and she has another choice to make. Tell the truth and destroy her family. Or let an innocent man die in order to protect a lifetime of lies.

Notes: Again, couldn’t put it down.  I actually had to ask Paul to hide it from me so I could get some work done!  I’m not used to reading suspenseful books – around the middle of the book, I had to read the last three chapters so I could fall asleep.  While I enjoyed reading it at the time, though, I don’t think it’ll be a lasting favorite.  It was very plot-driven – not necessarily a bad thing, but not my favorite type of book.

Rating (out of four stars): three stars

Date Finished: 8/18/10

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