From the author of the Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick Wrong Place, Wrong Time and Just Another Missing Person comes an electrifying novel about the unyielding bond between two sisters, which is severely tested when one of them is accused of the worst imaginable crime.
Martha and Becky Blackwater are more than sisters--they're each other's lifelines. When Martha finds herself struggling to balance early motherhood and her growing business, Becky steps in to babysit her niece, Layla, without a second thought, bringing the two women closer than ever. But then the unthinkable happens, and Becky is charged with murder.
Nine months later, Becky is on trial and maintains her innocence--and so does Martha. Unable to shake the feeling that her sister couldn't possibly be guilty, Martha sets out to uncover exactly what happened that night, and how things could have gone so wrong. As the trial progresses, fault lines between the sisters begin to show--revealing cracks deep in their relationship and threatening the family each has worked so hard to build. With incredible empathy and resounding emotional heft, The Good Sister is a powerhouse of a novel that will lead readers to question everything they know about motherhood, family, and the price of forgiveness.
British author McAllister makes her U.S. debut with this riveting psychological thriller set in Brighton, England. Sisters Martha and Becky Blackwater have always been best friends. When work takes Martha to Greece and her husband, Scott, is going to be out of town on business, Becky agrees to look after their eight-week-old baby, Layla, who suffers from reflux and cries almost constantly. Lyla dies while under Becky's care, an apparent victim of SIDS, but an investigation points to suffocation as the cause of death. When Becky is charged with murder, she claims innocence. The family torn asunder, Becky moves in with her parents while out on bail; Martha and Scott, both consumed by guilt, remain at home. The sisters don't see each other for nine months, until the trial begins. During the trial, scrutiny of the sisters' relationship leads to some startling revelations. Authentic courtroom scenes, intricate family dynamics, the conflicts of motherhood, and a shocking ending all add up to a winner.
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Read and decide…worthwhile
The ending was predictable for me, and the book seemed way longer than it needed to be
Wow!!!!! Absolutely loved this one!!!!! This is just what I needed. A good old fashioned courtroom drama. I haven’t read one of these in a very long time. I sure do miss them. This author is new to me and boy did I pick the right book to start with. I enjoyed this book so much for so many different reasons. What made this such a great book was the fact that I didn’t know who or what to believe. There was evidence that pointed in both directions. I absolutely love when a book does this and makes you question everything. I also have to say that I loved the dynamic between the sisters. I know it all too well. I feel like my sister and I have that same relationship. There is no bond like a sister bond. That ending was great too. I had no idea that was coming. It shocked me and left me totally speechless. To me this was the perfect ending for so many reasons. I don’t want to give anything away so I’m not going say what those reasons are but read the book and you will know what I am talking about. So, a little tid bit about the author. She was a lawyer in real life and left to become a writer full time. She is always saying on Facebook that she is so happy she left her job and was able to go after her dream job as a writer. She has had no regrets and has made a successful career out of it. I will be reading more of her books.
In conclusion, the plot, the characters and all the twists in this book made this book an enjoyable read. I would definitely recommend it and happily give it 5 Hearts❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️