Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Sister Dear by Laura McNeill

Sister DearAbout:
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.
My Thoughts:
Sister Dear is emotional story of a woman, Allie convicted of a crime she didn't commit. This book will have you cheering for her the entire way through as you try to solve the mystery and root for her, despite the fact the fact Allie struggles as she clears her name to begin a life outside the name "convicted" and "criminal." This story, is a story worth telling and reading as the reader begins to have empathy for a woman who is trying to live outside of prison walls and live in a culture where she hasn't been apart of for years. This book is powerful, full of suspense, jealousy and some "Oh, my gosh I can't believe that happened moments." I enjoyed this book more than I thought and cannot wait to read "Center of Gravity by Laura McNeill. Don't miss this book. I give this book 5 stars because she does a great job telling a mystery, bringing the reader through a difficult story with several flashbacks and tells a powerful story that is completely unique to the fiction world. Thank you to Litfuse for providing me a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. I was not compensated for a positive review. 

About the Author:


Laura McNeill is a writer, web geek, travel enthusiast, and coffee drinker. In her former life, she was a television news anchor for CBS News affiliates in New York and Alabama. Laura holds a master’s degree in journalism from The Ohio State University and is completing a graduate program in interactive technology at the University of Alabama. When she’s not writing and doing homework, she enjoys running, yoga, and spending time at the beach. She lives in Mobile, AL with her family.
Find out more about Laura at http://lauramcneill.com.

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

Jealousy is definitely the main thrust of this book.

Nice review, Sarah, and nice blog.

I enjoyed the book and am thankful I don't have a sister like the one in this book. :)

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