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Sister Dear by laura McNeill
Wrongly convicted, Allie Marshall was sent to prison for a decade. Now that she's out on parole, she's determined to clear her name, even as her return home sends shockwaves through town. As she begins digging for answers, she unearths something worse than she ever imagined---her own sister's dark secret is the key to her freedom.
Number of Pages: 376
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2016
|Dimensions: 8.40 X 5.50 (inches)|
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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 didnt commit, Allie watched a decade of her life vanishtime 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 Allies return home shatters the quaint, coastal community of Brunswick, Georgia. Even her own daughter Caroline, now a teenager, bristles at Allies 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 secretone that holds the key to Allies freedom.
"This powerful debut . . . is a suspenseful and haunting tale . . . [and] is particularly unsettling as it mirrors the headlines found in newspapers and court cases everywhere."
Library Journal, starred review for Center of Gravity
Laura McNeil 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 masters degree in journalism from The Ohio State University and is completing a graduate program in interactive technology at the University of Alabama. When shes not writing and doing homework, she enjoys running, yoga, and spending time at the beach. She lives in Mobile, AL with her family.
'...McNeill kept dangling me above the motivation until she finally explained it to me. I highly recommend this book to everyone.'
3 stars. 'Subtly creepy, McNeills latest sneaks up on the reader with its eerie storyline. But some of the plot points and motives dont really work together. The buildup and eventual reveal fall a bit flat in the scope of the book. Overall, its an original twist on the wrongly accused victim trying to exonerate herself, and will keep readers interested throughout.