Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Sister Dear By Laura McNeill



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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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 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.   

This was the first book I have read by this author, I will be reading more.
Sister Dear is a good mystery. McNeill grabbed my attention from the very first page and never let it go. This book has it all secrets, deceit, betrayal, revenge, jealousy and murder. The characters were introduced and well developed. The story is taking place in the present, However, there quite a few flashbacks within the book. When a flashback takes place McNeill has a label in the chapter to let the reader know that it is a flashblack. I was never lost wondering if I was in the present or the past when I was reading. The author did a good  job letting the reader know where they were in the story. 
 I gave this book 4 stars. Mystery lovers might enjoy this one.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

26 comments:

  1. I like the sound of this book. Thanks Mary

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  2. Well now I'm not all that sure about this book.

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    1. Henrietta - Thank you for stopping by!

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  3. A mystery is what I need right now. Thanks Mary

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  4. I put this on hold at my library. I hope I can read it soon.z

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  5. Sounds like a winner to me. I will check it out. Thanks Mary

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    1. Natalie, You are a WINNER! You book is on it's way!

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    2. Natalie - Congrats! Would love to hear what you think about Sister Dear!!!! Laura

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  6. I have never heard of this author before. I think this is a good sounding book.

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  7. My wife will want to read this over the weekend I'm sure she loves to do the laundry and read out on the back deck.

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    1. That sounds great Jon ... reading out on the back deck is one of my favorite things to do!! Laura

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  8. I love a good mystery, and by the sound of your review,I may have to give this one a read.

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  9. Wow!!! Sounds very interesting!!!

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  10. Nice review! I've read both of Laura McNeill's books and really enjoyed them!

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  11. Great review. This is a new to me author and it sounds intriguing!

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  12. Thank you so much for the detailed and heartfelt review of Sister Dear! I am so happy that you enjoyed the book and decided to share it with your readers! It means the world to me :)

    xo, Laura

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