The Secret Life Of CeeCee Wilkes by Diane Chamberlain


My new author craze continues with yet another awesome book by Diane Chamberlain – she is like crack for my eyes!  ~Sheila

In 1977 Genevieve Russell was kidnapped from her home.  Genevieve was very pregnant at the time of her kidnapping.  She will never return home.

Twenty years later, Genevieve’s remains are found but there is no sign of the baby.

CeeCee Wilkes watches this unsolved crime unfold on the tv these twenty years later.  She is all too familiar with the case because she was there when it all went down.  Well, CeeCee was there, now CeeCee is known as Eve; and the beautiful daughter she raised and loved since that fateful day… is not her own.

This is my third book I have listened to on audio by this author and each time they simply amaze me.  As though ripped from the headlines of a story too crazy to not be true, I start listening and do not want to stop.

Admittedly, The Secret Life Of CeeCee Wilkes did not grab me right away.  In the beginning, the very young and naive 15-year-year old CeeCee and her relationship with an older man bothered me.  I am glad however I stuck with this one as once you get into the heart of the story you understand why this relationship is in the book.

I was thoroughly roped in once again to a story of deception but with good reason… in the end, you really do not know who you should be cheering on as there is so much at stake for all involved.

Narrator Cris Dukehart is an excellent choice for this book.  With a bit of a southern twang she is a great fit. I think this is the first time I have heard her narrate.

  • Audible Audio Edition
  • Listening Length: 13 hours and 10 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio
  • Release Date: March 25, 2013


13 thoughts on “The Secret Life Of CeeCee Wilkes by Diane Chamberlain

  1. I just downloaded this one this past week, after seeing that you had it on your list. I thought I had read all of Chamberlain’s books, but somehow I had missed this one. Can’t wait to read it!

  2. I read this book earlier this year and loved it. I have read a couple of her other books as well. Necessary Lies is another great one. I plan on reading more of her stuff.

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