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Sister Dear Paperback – April 19, 2016
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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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I was captivated in the first few words of the story and would refer a friend looking for a fun read.
The format alone was interesting on top of a story with twists and turns, unexpected details and a refreshing voice from McNeill.
I found it interesting that this was published by Thomas Nelson, a Christian publisher. I am grateful. While not overly preachy or filled with faith and Scripture references it was refreshing to pick up a mystery void of foul language and sexual content. This book doesn’t necessarily teach an overtly spiritual lesson, but Allie’s story of perseverance and the simple joy that the book was entertaining and clean is truly a gift.
*** I received a copy of this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.
I found that Sister Dear reminded me of a few other books I’ve read, mostly due to Allie’s continued proclamation of innocence. The story felt like a young adult series I read where only the protagonist can see that there’s something wrong, but the antagonists constantly shut them down to keep the charade going. (I know, a common trend)
I also can’t imagine how hard it was for Allie to leave her whole life behind, knowing the whole time that she hadn’t done the crime she was convicted of. She lost her boyfriend/fiance, her daughter and many of her friends, also impacting her family members’ lives as well. It’s interesting that the only person that seems to believe Allie, or even want to help her, is the new vet in town. Even her own family seems to prefer to ignore her, in hopes that she’ll go away. Her own sister has her own reasons for driving her away, but I don’t want to give away the story.
To be honest, portions of Sister Dear did scare me a bit. It makes me wonder how far any of us are from being accused wrongly and never being absolved of the crime. While Allie’s conviction and sentence were due to her potentially uncovering a scandal, I still think things like this could easily happen in any small town, and even larger towns.
There were a few slow spots in Sister Dear, but mostly in the beginning. After a few chapters, I was hard-pressed to put down the book; I was actually happy to have to wait at a doctor’s appointment so I would have a chance to read.
If you like scary stories, but not the blood and gore type, just the ones that get in your head, then you’ll love Sister Dear.
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.
Written from the point of view of Allie, Emma, and Allie’s daughter Caroline, Dear Sister is a mysterious and intriguing story that will hook readers from page one and keep them on the edges of their seats the entire book long. Filled with suspense and thrills, readers will not be able to put down this fascinating and mysterious contemporary read. I would recommend this novel to readers that enjoy contemporary suspense novels.
Genre: mystery, suspense, thriller, contemporary
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication date: April 19, 2016
Number of pages: 400
Content Rating: PG
Book Rating: 5 stars
A review copy of this book was provided by LitFuse.