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Necessary Lies

Necessary Lies - Diane Chamberlain 3.5 Stars

Necessary Lies was an engaging and compelling read by Diane chamberlain.

I love how the author took the tough subject of the Eugenics Sterilization Program and wove it into this Fiction story.

The Eugenics Sterilization Program took place between the years of 1929 and 1975 and saw over seven thousand of North Carolina's citizens sterilized. The program targeted the " mentally defective" "feebleminded" inmates in mental institutions and training schools and others whose sterilization was considered " for the public good".

The Characters are extremely well drawn, believable and likable and while the story is sad in places the tone of the book is never depressing.

I enjoyed the read and learned something along the way.