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Sister Dear Paperback – April 19, 2016 by Laura McNeill

From the Publisher.

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.

 

 

Worth Getting in Bed For? Yes. Here’s why. This book was hard to put down and the characters stayed with me after I finished it.  McNeill grapples with high school football and treatment/abuse of players including hazing, abuse and steroid use. In the setting of a small southern town, Friday night lights reign supreme. McNeill’s strength is giving voice to the different character’s point of view as they tell the story from their perspective. There was some predictability to parts but that didn’t detract from the enjoyment of the overall book. Definitely worth a read for small town intrigue and sibling rivalry like you haven’t read before.

 

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About the Author

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.

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