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.
This one...wow! Allie was convicted of a crime she didn't commit. She is out on parole and determined to prove her innocence. She goes home and encounters a lot of prejudice. As she searches to find the truth, things get far worse than she expected.
When I started reading this, I was afraid it was going to be a slow book. While it started that way, it didn't stay that way long. Allie is a mother, but her daughter was young when she went to prison and has been being raised by her sister. Her sister...yeah, just yeah. The author does a great job with the characters and making them realistic. I liked the way the story switched from past to present and the way the story unfolded. I think this is definitely a story that will stay with you after you put the book down!
This was a 4/5 for me. It started a bit slow but once you get into it, the book flies by!
Thank you to the author/publisher for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.