This is an ok mystery thriller about the relationship of two sisters and what happens when mistrust is sowed by outside forces.
Alex is married with a one year old daughter Florence. Her older sister Carrie is a nurse and is living with Alexa after the break-up of her marriage. Carrie and Florence love each other and Carrie dotes on the little girl. After Carrie is suspended from her nursing job under suspicion of causing the death of two patients, Alexa’s home is assessed to determine if it’s a safe environment for Florence. Alexa is fiercely protective of Carrie and has no doubts about her innocence, but as the evidence begins to pile up, Alexa must admit that she needs to start questioning what she thinks she knows about her sister.
This was an ok book for me. Alexa is a hot mess and after awhile, it was tiresome to read her anxious thoughts and self doubts. Carrie was secretive and closed off and considering the author repeatedly said how close the sisters were, it was not realistic that they wouldn’t sit down and talk about anything. I mean I get it, the author had to create tension, but the idea that the sisters were close, but then couldn’t hold a simple conversation didn’t gel.
Overall, this story just didn’t engage me, and the odd twist at the end seemed abrupt and too far out of left field. I can see why this book would appeal to a lot of people, unfortunately just not me.
Thank you to NetGalley and Bookouture for a free digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
November 8, 2020 at 10:29 pm
Always sucks when the character relationships just don’t feel quite right, good review!
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