Sister Dear by Laura McNeill

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

All Allie Marshall wants is a fresh start.  But when dark secrets refuse to stay buried, will her chance at a new life be shattered forever?

Convicted of a crime she didn’t commit, Allie watched a decade of her life vanish – time that can never be recovered. Now, out on parole, Allie is determined to clear her name, rebuild her life, and reconnect with the daughter she barely knows.

But Allie’s return home shatters the quaint, coastal community of Brunswick, Georgia. Even her own daughter Caroline, now a teenager, bristles at Allie’s claims of innocence. Refusing defeat, a stronger, smarter Allie launches a battle for the truth, digging deeply into the past even if it threatens her parole status, personal safety, and the already-fragile bond with family.

As her commitment to finding the truth intensifies, what Allie ultimately uncovers is far worse than she imagined. Her own sister has been hiding a dark secret—one that holds the key to Allie’s freedom.

About Laura:

Laura McNeill has been a voracious reader since the age of four and would rather be stranded at the library than on a desert island. In her former life, she worked as an anchor and producer for CBS affiliates in Upstate New York and Alabama. Lauren adores her family, yoga, her new Electra bike, and flavored coffee. Center of Gravity is her first novel with Harper Collins/Thomas Nelson.

My Take~
This is not a review I enjoy writing, I can't say that I enjoyed the book nor can I say I didn't. I had figured out who had committed the crime and why early on in the book. Normally, I would put the book down and walk away. The only thing that kept me reading was the desire to know how it happened. Out of all of the characters in the book I was drawn to Caroline, she was the most genuine and my heart ached for her and all that she was enduring, I wanted to reach through the pages and make it better for her. I give this book a 3.5 stars.



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