Eve Elliott is the mother of two grown-up children, Corinne and Dru. Corinne, pregnant and battling a lot of anxieties and phobias, is estranged from her mother. She accuses Eve of being the cause of her fears, because of her smothering love… But Eve Elliott had a reason for protecting her eldest daughter the way she did: a secret she has been hiding all those years, something terrible she has done one day, with far-reaching consequences…

Back then, Eve was called Cee-Cee Wilkes. Her mother had died of cancer when she was twelve, and at 16, she was working in a diner, near the students campus, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in order to earn money for college. There she met Tim Gleason, and her life changed forever: because of her love for him, she took a very wrong and foolish decision…

The Lost Daughter a very suspenseful story and a real page-turner. From the beginning on, the  reader is drawn into Cee-Cee’s story and wants to know how everything is going to turn out. Many people compare Diane Chamberlain to Jody Picoult, and it is true that both authors address controversial issues and like to explore different point of views. The Lost Daughter is certainly not a masterpiece of literature, it is a light read (though a big book) but also a very captivating and unputdownable novel. I will be looking for more novels by this author when I am in the mood for light entertainment…

Recommended for reading this summer on the beach…

Rating: 4/5