The Lies We Told

By Diane Chamberlain

Maya and Rebecca Ward are either entire physicians, yet that is the place the sisters' similarities finish. As little ones, they witnessed their mom and dad' homicide, however it was once Rebecca who stored Maya from turning into one other of the gunman's sufferers. The tragedy left Maya wary and timid, settling for a sedate scientific perform together with her husband, Adam, whereas Rebecca grew to become the danger taker.

After a devastating storm hits the coast of North Carolina, Rebecca and Adam urge Maya to hitch them within the aid attempt. to delight her husband, Maya eventually has the same opinion. She loses herself within the care and delivery of sufferers, but if her helicopter crashes into raging floodwaters, there seem to be no survivors.

Forced to just accept Maya is long gone, Rebecca and Adam flip to 1 another—first for convenience, then in passion—unaware that, miles from civilization, Maya is injured and trapped with strangers she's no longer yes she will belief. clear of the sister who has consistently been there to save lots of her, now Maya needs to locate the braveness to save lots of herself—unaware that the existence she knew has replaced forever.

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Everybody’s calling. I’m going to ascertain in with one or acquaintances and feature them name everybody else for me. ” “Good idea,” she stated, yet she made no circulation to dial her personal mobile. She didn’t are looking to consult someone. She didn’t think like explaining what was once happening or solution questions or hear—premature—condolences. She used to be staring woodenly on the cell whilst it rang. The quantity at the caller identity was once surprising, which stuffed her with either desire and apprehension as she flipped the telephone open. “Hello? ” “Rebecca!

This was once one whim she wouldn’t act on. Ever. Her cellular phone rang, the jangling sound shaking her from her recommendations, and she or he pulled it from her uniform pocket. She famous the quantity for Brent’s sat cellphone and slipped the telephone again into her pocket with out answering. “Brent,” she acknowledged to Adam. She used to be purely in calls from Dorothea, the S and R group, or any unexpected quantity that would belong to anyone who had stumbled on Maya. “What’s with you and him? ” Adam requested. The beam of her flashlight stuck the pinnacle step and she or he reached for the railing.

Simmee passed me the backpack, and for the 1st time, i noticed she was once pregnant. rather pregnant. She wore a free, sleeveless costume, yet nonetheless. How had I overlooked that around stomach? The pack used to be rainy and stinky underneath my arms as I struggled to open the clasp. My palms trembled from hours—days? —without foodstuff or water, apart from that one glassful that had long gone immediately via me. i ultimately controlled to turn open the pinnacle of the bag and succeed in within. “You’re a physician, correct? ” Tully requested from the entrance as I pulled a bottle of water from the backpack, uncapped it and drank.

Dorothea abruptly clapped her palms jointly. “Okay! ” she stated. “Let’s get to paintings. ” She opened the place of work door and marched out, and Rebecca watched Adam stare after her, openmouthed. “Wow,” he acknowledged. “I had no notion what a whinge she is. ” “Really? ” Rebecca stood up from the table. “I proposal that used to be universal wisdom. ” They left the place of work and made their approach in the course of the sea of drained, fearful humans, following the indicators major towards the baggage-claim quarter. She felt uncomfortable that she’d placed Dorothea down.

Chauncey sat on the sliding glass door, having a look discouraged. Adam pointed towards the television. “They’re in Wilmington,” he stated. “They’re announcing now it’s a class 4. ” I sat down at the couch subsequent to him. at the reveal, a newscaster wearing a slicker and hood hung on to a lamppost to maintain from flying away. He was once attempting to defend his eyes opposed to the wind and rain, shouting to be heard above the din. I squinted on the television. “Is he…where is he? ” I requested. Wilmington was once below 3 hours from us, and that i enjoyed the appeal of the town at the Cape worry River.

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