A Family of Strangers

A Family of Strangers

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"All her life, Ryan Gracey watched her perfect older sister from afar. Knowing she could never top Wendy's achievements, she didn't even try. Instead Ryan forged her own path while her family barely seemed to notice. Now Wendy shares two little girls with her perfect husband, while Ryan mourns the man she lost after a nearly fatal mistake in judgment. The sisters' choices have taken them in different directions, which is why Ryan is stunned when Wendy calls, begging for her help. There's been a murder--and Wendy believes she'll be wrongfully accused. While Wendy lies low, Ryan moves back to their hometown to care for the nieces she hardly knows. The sleuthing skills she's refined as a true-crime podcaster quickly rise to the surface as she digs for answers with the help of an unexpected ally. Yet the trail of clues Wendy's left behind leads to nothing but questions. Blood may be thicker than water, but what does Ryan owe a sister who becomes more and more a stranger with every revelation? Is Wendy, who always seemed so perfect, just a perfect liar--or worse?"--Publisher's description.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Mira, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780778309178
0778309177
Branch Call Number: FIC RICHARDS, EMILIE
Characteristics: 486 pages ; 24 cm

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Oct 11, 2019

This was a pretty good family drama/mystery. At close to 500 pages I wasn’t sure it would keep me interested enough to finish it - but it did. I liked Ryan and her growing relationship with both her young nieces and her ex-boyfriend. Using her cold-case podcast skills to solve the mystery surrounding her sister added some interest to the story.

RomanceAddict Jul 24, 2019

Review excerpt: "I absolutely loved A Family of Strangers by Emilie Richards. It’s a beautifully executed mystery with a lovely second-chance romance subplot. It also offers a depiction of what living with chronic pain can look like, and as someone who has Fibromyalgia, that was really meaningful to me.

I do want to caution potential readers that this book does contain child abuse and some violence, so if that’s a trigger for you, you’ll want to steer clear. There is also an instance of homophobia which I’ll address later in the review."

https://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/reviews/family-of-strangers-by-emilie-richards/

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