Saturday, May 7, 2016

A decade of Allie's life vanished in jail. Can she clear her name of a crime she didn't commit?

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About the book:

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.

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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.

My Review:
"Sister Dear" is the first book that I have read by Laura McNeill and it will not be the last.  Laura drew me into the story right on the very first page as Allie is preparing to be released from prison.  As the book continues and the point of view switches back and forth between characters the story is slowly unraveled, the story that led to Allie losing out on a decade on her life and the story of Allie seeking the truth.  Laura has a great style of writing as she teases the reader with little bits and pieces of information from the past along with developing the characters so that the readers become invested in the characters.  Immediately, I was intrigued by Allie, this woman whom is fragile, but has a tough exterior, one out of necessity in order to survive her sentence in Arrendale.  Caroline I immediately felt sorry for, and just wanted to be able to sit down and talk with her as she is such a hurting girl.  As each of the characters tell more of the story and their own stories are revealed I wanted to read more and more.  I am eager to see what more Laura writes and I highly recommend this book to those whom enjoy suspense. 

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*Thanks to the Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour and for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a  honest review.*

1 comment:

  1. Nice blog and nice review, Kristie.

    I enjoyed this book, and had an idea who the killer was, but was wrong in the end. :)

    Thanks for sharing.

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