Sister Dear

by adustyframe ~ May 16th, 2016



About the Book:

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.


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 thoughts: 

Even though I knew this book would involve something about prison when I applied to review it, I wasn’t prepared for the way it would hit me. We’ve lived the “After prison” life and heard the whispers (or shouts in some cases) and have wondered who was going to hire him. We’ve felt the sting of family distance.

It just was interesting to me how I responded. I found the main character a very sympathetic one indeed!

The characters were believable and engaging. As I read and realized something was very amiss, I found myself reading faster and faster to find out what would happen and to see if my suspicions were correct. Gasp! Uggg! yes, I was right.

A very good well written story.


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Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in order to provide a review. All opinions are my own. 


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