The Lies We Told Launch Day!

TLWT coverTwo sisters are very close . . . or are they? One of them dies . . . or does she? Her husband grieves with the surviving sister, and they grow very, very close. Exactly how close? And what the heck is really going on?

This was the seedling of an idea that prompted the storyline for The Lies We Told. From that seedling grew my two physician sisters–wild, thrill-seeking Rebecca and cautious Maya. When they were teenagers, their parents were murdered and that incident–and the lies each of them told about what happened–will always haunt them. Now, while working as part of a medical aide team after a hurricane destroys part of Wilmington, North Carolina, Maya is in a helicopter crash. Rebecca and Maya’s husband, Adam,  believe she is dead, but Maya is actually trapped in an area with a few people who, for some reason, seem intent on keeping her there.

Things are not what they seem. That is always my favorite element in telling a story. I want to surprise you as well as entertain you, and I hope The Lies We Told will do both.


Beginning June 1st and running for two weeks, I’ll have an online booksigning on my website. You’ll be able to request up to four special “The Lies We Told” bookplates, autographed by me and personalized for you and your friends (You like to give books as gifts–I know you do!) and the postage will be on me.  I’ll let you know when the form will be available on my site. said about The Lies We Told:  

“The Lies We Told is a tender story of two sisters’ path toward rediscovering their friendship for each other. . . Chamberlain beautifully bares their dreams and their souls in The Lies We Told.”

I love that! The writing of The Lies We Told followed a rocky path and I’ll share bits and pieces of the journey over the next couple of weeks. Meanwhile, if you’d like to read an excerpt, it’s available here. Enjoy!


  1. brenda on May 25, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    Since I plan to choose this book in my book club…I will look forward to giving the bookplates as gifts…B

  2. Diane Chamberlain on May 25, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    That will be wonderful, B!

  3. Hope on May 26, 2010 at 12:49 am

    It is 11:40 p.m., on Tuesday, May 25th, and I have just FINISHED reading “Lies.” Yes, the entire book in about 8 hours! I couldn’t put it down. You absolutely outdid yourself this time, my friend, keeping what could have been a confusing cast of characters and situations completely easy to follow. I don’t want to ruin the ending for anyone, but I have to say you handled that part like the pro you are! You just keep getting better.

  4. Diane Chamberlain on May 26, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Hope, this means so much to me! I really feel good about this book and knowing it kept a reader well entertained warms my heart. I’m glad you were able to appreciate the ending. I know it won’t make everyone happy, but it felt right to me. 🙂

  5. Margo on May 26, 2010 at 9:03 am

    My copy is sitting by my bed waiting patiently to be read…I can hardly stand it because I have about 100 pages left of another book I’m frantically trying to finish so I can begin THE LIES WE TOLD…I can’t believe Hope has already finished it!!

  6. Hope on May 26, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Margo, I didn’t intend to read it all right away; but, I read the prologue, and in those two pages I was HOOKED!! Luckily, supper was already cooked — we were eating leftovers — otherwise we might not have eaten last night. Today I got back to the book I was reading before “Lies” showed up. It’s not nearly as interesting.

  7. Margo on May 27, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Hope, I know exactly what you mean when you say you’re ‘hooked’ when starting Diane’s books…hers always grab me immediately and like you, I don’t want to take time to cook or do anything else when I’m involved with her novels, (my husband is so wonderful and takes care of the cooking and cleaning when I’m reading a Diane book)…noone else writes like her and every year I’m so excited when her new book comes out…I feel like I’m holding the most precious gift in the world when I have her book in my hands.

  8. Denise Klocinski on May 27, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    I just finished reading “Summer’s Child” and it is right up there with my fave, “Cee Cee Wilkes”! I’m anxious to get “Lies” this weekend and dig into it!

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