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.