Shannon's Pick: Like a Sister by Kellye Garrett
When death of her half-sister Desiree, a disgraced reality TV star, is ruled an overdose, Lena Scott knows that can't be the case and becomes determined to find justice for Desiree, even if means unraveling her family's darkest secrets -- or ending up dead herself.
A "tense, twisting mystery" and an "absolutely can't-put-it-down read."
When Megan Miranda, a black reality TV star is found dead in the Bronx no one bats an eye except for her estranged half-sister, whose refuses to believe the official story. This leads her on a dangerous search for the truth. “I found out my sister was back in New York from Instagram. I found out she’d died from the New York Daily News.” When the body of disgraced reality TV star Desiree Pierce is found on a playground in the Bronx the morning after her 25th birthday party, the police and the media are quick to declare her death an overdose. It’s a tragedy, certainly, but not a crime. But Desiree’s half-sister Lena Scott knows that can’t be the case. A graduate student at Columbia, Lena has spent the past decade forging her own path far from the spotlight, but some facts about Desiree just couldn’t have changed since their childhood. And Desiree would never travel above 125th Street. So why is no one listening to her? Despite the bitter truth that the two haven’t spoken in two years, torn apart by Desiree’s partying and by their father, Mel, a wealthy and influential hip-hop mogul, Lena becomes determined to find justice for her sister, even if it means untangling her family’s darkest secrets—or ending up dead herself.
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Rating: ***** Stars (I loved it) Reviewer: Shannon, Assistant Director
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GENRE: African American Fiction; Mysteries
THEME: Facing Racism (Whether individual or systemic, racism is a lived experience for the characters in these books.)
WRITING STYLE: Compelling
CHARACTER: Culturally Diverse; Snarky
STORYLINE: Intricately Plotted; Own Voices
TONE: Atmospheric; Suspenseful
LOCATION: New York City
SUBJECT: African American Families; Celebrities; City Life; Fame; Family Secrets; Half-Sisters; Influencers; Justice; Murder Investigation; Separated Friends, Relatives, etc.; Suspicion; Women Amateur Detectives; Women Graduate Students
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