Friday, May 13, 2016

Sister Dear by Laura McNeill

Sister Dear
Sister Dear (Thomas Nelson, April 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.
My opinion: I have such mixed feelings about this book. On one hand it was well written with well developed characters that are raw and real. On the other hand though this book was utterly depressing and sad, the premise that a sister could betray her own sister is utterly heartbreaking, having such a close relationship with my own sister I just really couldn't relate. This book is a sad reminder of so much waste, a life spent in prison for a crime you didn't commit, treachery and so much hate. This book was rather depressing, but if you like that sort of thing then go for it. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

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