Diane Chamberlain Writing Styles in The Silent Sister

Diane Chamberlain
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Point of View

This novel is written in first person throughout; however, the perspective shifts from character to character. In the Prologue, the speaker is the wife of the man that Lisa killed. During Part One, the perspective is Riley's throughout. For Part Two, the perspective shifts between Riley and Lisa, her sister. Eventually, during this section, as the reader sees Lisa's story evolve and change, the point of view changes to Lisa's updated identity - Jade. In Part Three this trend continues, shifting perspectives between Riley and Jade until the climax of the story. After that, Riley finishes her telling of the story, still in First Person.

Although the shifting perspectives can be distracting, for this story it is vital because the reader needs to know what happened once Lisa left Washington DC with Tom. In one way, it shows the depth of the deception against the...

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