Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes

by Diane Chamberlain

Oh the stupid things girls will do for love! Why is it that young women will surrender everything they profess whenever a guy gives them some attention? Can we blame the curse-- Gen 3:13b?

Anyway,  The Secret Life of Ceecee Wilkes is another story about a naive young girl who sacrifices her ethics for some handsome smooth-talker who cons her into believing he loves her just to manipulate her into helping him kidnap the governor's wife. (if you want to read this book, you have to overlook a lot of implausible scenarios). The governor's wife is pregnant, Tim and his brother coerce Ceecee into guarding her while they negotiate ransom. While they're away, a terrible accident happens and Ceecee has to go under cover for the rest of her life. But then, about 25 years later the boyfriend is apprehended and put on death row for murder and Ceecee has to decide whether or not to fess up.

This is one of those books that you could read on a trip because it doesn't require much thought and it's easy to set down and walk away from. If you're a Jodi Picoult fan you'd probably like it.

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