Monday, May 16, 2016

Book Review - Sister Dear


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.


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.


Wow! This book was exactly what a mystery/suspense novel should be. It kept me guessing until the end and made my heart race a few time and kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. 

This book is set on the coast of Georgia and the author did such a beautiful job of describing this area. It really made you feel like you were right there! I loved the great characters and how I really felt like I knew them. Some of them I wouldn't want to know, however!

Allie has been released from prison for a crime she didn't commit and all she wants is to return to her life and have a fresh start. Unfortunately, the people from  her hometown are less than welcoming and some do not want the truth to come out. Allie is coping with her daughter who doesn't want her mother back and a sister who has raised her daughter as her own and this creates a real turmoil.

I loved all the twists and turns in this story and how the author throws you little tidbits without giving away the ending. This book is a wonderful psychological thriller and I loved every page of it! I highly recommend this book but be ready for a spine-tingling ride!

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group

Blessings - Julie

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