'McNeill (Center of Gravity) misfires with this tangled tale of a wrongfully convicted woman trying to reclaim her life. Sheriff Lee Gaines’s animosity, Emma’s subversion (first hinted at, then blatant), and Caroline’s histrionic anguish all become explicable once Allie discovers mysteriously still-intact evidence 10 years after Thomas’s death. Clumsy plotting and shallow characters don’t help. ' (Publishers Weekly
'...McNeill kept dangling me above the motivation until she finally explained it to me. I highly recommend this book to everyone.' (Fiction 411
3 stars. 'Subtly creepy, McNeill’s latest sneaks up on the reader with its eerie storyline. But some of the plot points and motives don’t really work together. The buildup and eventual reveal fall a bit flat in the scope of the book. Overall, it’s an original twist on the wrongly accused victim trying to exonerate herself, and will keep readers interested throughout.” (RT Book Reviews
About the Author
After six years behind the anchor desk at two CBS affiliates, Laura McNeill moved to the Alabama Gulf Coast to write full-time. Her novels, known for their endearingly flawed characters, illuminate the real life struggles that touch us all. A native of Upstate New York, she now lives in Mobile, Alabama, with her two growing boys.