Monday, April 27, 2020

Review: Sister Dear by Hannah Mary McKinnon

Sister Dear
Beauty. Wealth. Success.

She’s got it all.

And it all should’ve been mine.

When Eleanor Hardwicke’s beloved father dies, her world is further shattered by a gut-wrenching secret: the man she’s grieving isn’t really her dad. Eleanor was the product of an affair and her biological father is still out there, living blissfully with the family he chose. With her personal life spiraling, a desperate Eleanor seeks him out, leading her to uncover another branch on her family tree—an infuriatingly enviable half-sister.

Perfectly perfect Victoria has everything Eleanor could ever dream of. Loving childhood, luxury home, devoted husband. All of it stolen from Eleanor, who plans to take it back. After all, good sisters are supposed to share. And quiet little Eleanor has been waiting far too long for her turn to play.

Kindle Edition, 368 pages

Expected publication: May 26th, 2020
 by MIRA 
Hannah Mary McKinnon is a new author to me.  She comes highly recommended and hails from my neck of the woods - bonus points!  Plus for the past 6 or so weeks Hannah Mary McKinnon has at 11:30 EST every day been hosting something called First Chapter Fun and I love it.  She highlights a book (coming sooner or already available) and with her lovely voice reads the first chapter.  Needless to say I have preordered and bumped other books up my TBR pile.  Follow this link to her Facebook page, you can catch up on those in the past.     

Also be sure to come back on May 20th when I will be hosting a yummy excerpt!!
Sister Dear was an addictive read for me, it's hard to put into words my thoughts really.  It's one of those books that I read at times through my fingers as I cringed at what Eleanor was doing, I wanted to tell her to stop but alas she wouldn't listen.

Eleanor went from an insecure, lonely young woman who could do nothing right in the eyes of someone every child usually knows unlimited love and support from - her mother. She is deemed unloveable, worthless, and not amounting to much so when she finally takes matters into her own hands, well things happen.  Man things happened!  

I will confess that this book got off to a slow start (for me), just for the first few chapters but after that I wasn't sure what to expect nor what the following chapters would reveal.  There were twists and turns, my brain went into overdrive trying to guess the outcome, eventually, I did but it was so close to the reveal that I'm not sure that counts as predictable or not, lol.

With everything going on in the world these past few months I am finding myself drawn to fast-paced, mysterious books and Sister Dear fit the bill nicely.  It releases on May 26th in all formats, yes even audio.

My thanks to the publisher (via Netgalley) for a digital ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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