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:
After six years behind the anchor desk at two CBS affiliates, Laura moved to the Alabama Gulf Coast to raise her family.
Laura's debut domestic suspense novel with HarperCollins, Center of Gravity, set in Mobile, Ala., was published in July of 2015.
Her second novel, Sister Dear, was released April 19 2016 by HarperCollins. She currently resides in Birmingham, Alabama.
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My Take on the Book:
I somehow managed to read this book in two days - that's how much this book drew me in! There was one character that I didn't like, though I didn't suspect them because there was no motive, and then there was a character I zoned in on because they exhibited strange temperament traits that made a red flag go off in my head - those red flags pointed in the right direction, and as the book went on, I started suspecting that particular character - who turned out to be convicted of the murder at the end of the novel. I thoroughly enjoyed delving into each of the characters and loved the story-line, so I ended up giving this book a 5 star rating. I got a copy on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
I'm probably going to get myself a physical copy of this book - that's how much I enjoyed it!