Sister Dear: A Review
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.
After reading Laura McNeills Center of Gravity, I was beyond excited to read this. Sister Dear is full of twists and turns. Also I feel McNeill is very good at suspense. Another thing there is, is there are four points of view in this story. It adds so much more drama and mystery to the story. Allie has been put away for ten years for a murder she didn’t commit.
So I feel having the different point of views adds the mystery. Also I feel the entire book is so unsettling because it feels like any character could just snap. I really enjoyed the book, for the most part it was a very even pace through out the book. But and this is a big but, and happens to be about the end. For the last 30 pages or so it just crams the rest of the story. It was like “wait we are running out of book make everything go faster”. Also the very end like the very end of the epilogue end could have just been deleted. It was such an unnecessary part to the story. Inclosing I really liked the book and I cannot wait to see wait else Laura McNeill will publish.
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