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La fin des secrets (Kiss River #3)

4.05  ·  Rating Details  ·  3,070 Ratings  ·  246 Reviews
Lacey O'Neill a perdu sa mère de substitution puis sa meilleure amie, Jessica. Celle-ci lui a confié la garde de sa fille, Mackenzie, âgée de onze ans, et Lacey se retrouve à son tour mère de substitution. Comme elle, la petite Mackenzie est traumatisée par la mort de sa mère. L'arrivée d'un bel étranger va permettre à Lacey de découvrir les secrets de sa famille.
Paperback, 347 pages
Published April 20th 2006 by Presses de la Cité (first published February 1st 2004)
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Jennifer Wardrip
Diane Chamberlain is a master storyteller, able to blend romance with women's fiction in a seamless flow of words. In a trilogy set in North Carolina's Outer Banks, HER MOTHER'S SHADOW is the grand finale to a tale that began with KEEPER OF THE LIGHT and flowed flawlessly into KISS RIVER.

HER MOTHER'S SHADOW focuses on Lacey O'Neill, a woman in her late twenties who has spent the past decade molding herself into the image of her mother. When Lacey was thirteen, her mother, "Saint Anne," was fatal
clio teixeira
Jun 25, 2010 clio teixeira rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have officially fallen in love with Diane Chamberlain's writing. I recently read her "Kiss River Trilogy" and highly recommend it bt pleeeaaasseee do yourself a favor and avoid reviews that give away too much- even well-intentioned reviewers often give away too of the plot- and PLEASE read the trilogy in order: "Keeper of the Light", "Kiss River" and "Her Mother's Shadow"..I was blessed, lucky or whatever that I read "Keeper of the Light" first and knew nothing about the book order than the bl ...more
Aug 23, 2008 Darby rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: drama-romance, 2008
This was my favorite of the series and the third and last in the series. It had me in tears and made me feel a wide range of emotions tied to what was happening the characters. I cared about them and what was happening to them. This as the other two in the series was a page turner and easy read. I am really enjoying this authors books and going to keep putting them on my reading list!
May 18, 2012 Sandra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book! It really tied up the story of the O'Neill family and it was very enjoyable. I ended up reading the second half of the book in one sitting! There's not much I can say about this book without giving things away, but like most of Diane Chamberlain's books, there were a few twists to the story. I actually figured out two of the twists before they came out, but it didn't detract from the story at all. I can highly recommend reading all of the books in the Kiss River trilogy - you could r ...more
Nov 13, 2012 Kathy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well, the awesome Diane Chamberlain has done it again! I just loved the final instalment of the Kiss River trilogy – Her Mothers Shadow – This one being my favourite of the series. Her Mothers Shadow tied up the three books of the O’Neill family nicely and I thoroughly enjoyed the people, the storyline, the secrets and the setting. Great read!

Aug 25, 2008 Denise rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Jodi Picoult
Recommended to Denise by: Readers at Diane's blog:
This was the third book in the Keeper of the Light trilogy. It was excellent, and I wish Diane would follow-up on these amazing characters.

Diane's books are always full of complex interesting characters, good plots, family relationships and drama, suspense and many secrets to be revealed in the end.
Aug 22, 2008 Denise rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved the Keeper of the Light trilogy (this was the 3rd book in the trilogy) and one of the best.
May 18, 2008 Liz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008
LOVED this book. It is the third in a trilogy. I highly reccomend anything that this author has wrote!
Judy Collins
Apr 14, 2013 Judy Collins rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow!!!! The Kiss River Series was amazing!!! It belongs on the BEST BOOKS EVER (which I voted) and movie based on Her Mother’s Shadow. I was so sorry to see the trilogy end, as would love to see a continuation of all the loveable characters and the new ones. It is hard to say which one was my favorite as they are all unique; however, Her Mother’s Shadow was excellent and would have to say the grand finale was exceptional and the best!!!

It was a Nook book which I read in two days, and blew off w
Rachelle Ayala
May 10, 2013 Rachelle Ayala rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Healing can't begin until the truth is known. For too long, Lacey O'Neill has held her mother's memory hostage. She compares everything she does against what her mother would have done. When her best friend dies and leaves Lacey as guardian for her trouble preteen daughter, Lacey is forced to reevaluate everything she knew about her mother, her mother's murderer and every family relationship in her web. Secrets are spilled, but healing follows.

This is a heart touching story about love, redemptio
Tanya Nekrasova
May 10, 2016 Tanya Nekrasova rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Очень понравилось!
Nov 09, 2015 Pamela rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lacey can't stop thinking about her mother, Annie. After all, she was at the battered women's shelter when her mother was murdered by Zachary Pointer many years ago. Although she loved her mom, known by the community as Saint Anne, she did NOT like her promiscuous ways. So... Lacey has sworn off men. That is, until Rick Tenley comes into her stained glass studio and pulls out all the stops. Lacey can't help but start dating the good looking, preppy guy. Meanwhile, Lacey's childhood bff Jessica u ...more
Lynne Spreen
Mar 16, 2015 Lynne Spreen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although the Kiss River Trilogy is a bit soap-opera-ish, each of the three books was a fast and fun read.

In Her Mother's Shadow, as with the first two, there are some delightful plot twists and satisfying resolutions to issues, but I think I am done with the "guess who your daddy really is" device. But like I said, it's a soap opera.

As with the first two books, this story is more plot-driven than character-driven, but as a beach read, it fills the bill. I enjoyed following the original cast int
Jun 24, 2014 Walt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I just finished reading "In Her Mother's Shadow" - finishing the "Keeper of the Light" trilogy. Once again, I finished in one big swoop, staying up most of the night with it bt what a journey!! I loved the way Diane Chamberlain concluded the trilogy though I want more and feel that there are still quite a few books left. IMO, Diane did a great job with developing the characters. It was such a delight to see them all evolve and "grow up". I read all the 3 books within a day or so of each other an ...more
Laura Ellison
Diane Chamberlain redeemed herself with the last book of the trilogy and I really appreciated how she ended it. Lacy has found out that her best friend has passed away and left her child for her to raise. Why? Nobody really knows. Lacy hasn't met the young girl but less than a handful of times and she never even went to visit her friend after she moved to Arizona 12 years ago. I loved how realistic Diane treated the situation. Lacy is very authentic in how hard it is to adjust to having a surly, ...more
Jan 23, 2013 Barb rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my favorite book of the three "Kiss River" series books. All along, I've just loved Lacey. It's taken her some time to come into her own, but she does and shines in this book . . . now, I'm interested to see if Mackenzie will have her own story. I really like how Ms. Chamberlain brings all the characters together and intertwines them through the novels. As for Annie, where the stories all began, I still did not warm up to her character. I recommend reading the Kiss River series ;)
Feb 19, 2013 Melanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is the last one in the trilogy starting with Keeper of the Light, then Kiss River. They were all good books, but Kiss River was my least favorite. I liked following the lives of the O'Neill family. It is better to read all three books in order. Diane Chamberlain paints such a vivid description of the Outer Banks that I want to book a vacation there now. She always throws in an unexpected surprise at the end of each book. I'm sad to be finished with all three!
Brenda Whitner
Oct 27, 2012 Brenda Whitner rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am sad that this trilogy is over with. The books were very good. I liked the second one the best. I kind of had this one figured out. It was very good though. I love all of the characters in the book. I loved the subject of forgiveness that it faced. Lacey played a very strong part in this book. Her character is very likable. I wish there was another book to tell us how everyone got along. But there is no mystery to that right. Excellent read.
Sara Smithson
Aug 05, 2015 Sara Smithson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This last book of the Kiss River trilogy is my second favorite of the three.

Lacey, daughter of Annie in the first book, is following in her mother's footsteps. She has a huge heart, but has made some poor choices. Her childhood best friend is killed in an accident and, to Lacey's surprise, has Lacey listed as the guardian of her daughter, in the event of her death. Lacey is not mother material.... Sure, she's a good big sister to her half-siblings but isn't exactly equipped to be a mother, espec
Jul 10, 2015 Alana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved the way this book wrapped up all the questions from the previous books. They weren't obvious questions but thoughts about the characters. Book 1 was great I found book 2 not so compelling but this book as good as book 1 and listened at every opportunity.
Jul 17, 2015 Sue rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great read, thoroughly enjoyed it.
Feb 01, 2015 Jan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'll give this one 3.5 stars. Like Kiss River, I just didn't feel the connection to the characters like I did to the older generation in Keeper of the Light. I wasn't convinced of their connection. Still, Chamberlain didn't fail to surprise me with the twists in the end! I like how the trilogy wrapped up.
Lucy McLaurin
Mar 25, 2016 Lucy McLaurin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Diane Chamberlain's books.

Her characters are like friends I haven't met yet! Although in this case I have met some of these before when I read Kiss River. It was lovely to catch up on their lives and see how things are working out.

This did not fail to disappoint. It was interesting to learn more about Lacey and how her character had been formed and continued to be formed by events. I loved her honesty and strength of character.

The story was well written and kept me involved until the las
Jun 02, 2008 Suz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the first of Chamberlain's books I read. This isn't my normal genre to read, but was pleasantly surprised by the way the author weaved multiple story lines into one ccohesive read.
Denise Sales
My edition didn’t make it clear that this was the third book of a trilogy. I actually don’t think it matters much though as it can easily be read on its own. It hasn’t remotely enticed me to read the previous two, or indeed any possible subsequent books in the series.

I’m quite astonished at the glowing tributes it apparently received from a variety of publications; ‘exquisite’, ‘you won’t want to put it down’, ‘gripping summer read’ etc. It irked me somewhat to guess who Rick really was as soon
Jun 29, 2012 Deb rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had nearly all the twists figured out. It was still nice to read about these characters and wrap the trilogy up.
Susan Bazzett-griffith
Much better than the 2nd in the Kiss River trilogy, but still not one of Chamberlain's best. I suppose in these three books, you can really tell that these are earlier works, and she hadn't perfected her mastery of pacing yet, nor her ability to make the reader suspend belief for the sake of the story as well as in her later books. That said, Lacey is the most interesting character in the entire trilogy, and so this book (which could easily be read on its own) is one I would recommend to true Ch ...more
Jul 16, 2008 Phyllis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Family situations. Takes places in south carolina
Dec 21, 2014 Olya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit, 2014
I think the third book in the Kiss River trilogy was the most beautiful due to its focus on forgiveness. I loved that Lacey was the focus on the story and that she was helping another child who had lost her mother, her best friend's child, Mackenzie. The characters in this novel were just as great as in the previous books, and I really liked the secrets. At first I didn't really like the parts with Fred's mother, but they ended up making sense. I love Diane Chamberlain and will continue reading ...more
Wendy Jonson
3 - 3 1/2 stars
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Diane Chamberlain is the USA Today and Sunday Times bestselling author of 24 novels published in more than twenty languages. Some of her most popular books include Necessary Lies, The Silent Sister, The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes, and The Keeper of the Light Trilogy. Diane likes to write complex stories about relationships between men and women, parents and children, brothers and sisters, and fr ...more
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