The Other Sister
Two sisters. One murder plan.
Geraldine Monroe is the bad sister. Reckless and troubled, she ran away shortly after the mysterious death of their mother twenty years ago.
Marie, on the other hand, has always been the good sister. She is the obedient daughter and a loving mother to her son.
Now Geraldine has come home, for good it seems, and no one--not the aunts or uncles or cousins--really knows why. The most suspicious of all is Martin Monroe, the father who rules the extended family and their small town with a poisonous combination of money and coldheartedness. But even he doesn't realize what the truth is: that the sisters have become allies in a plot to kill him.
Bound by blood and a need to right the past, Geraldine and Marie set their plan in motion. When old secrets and new fears clash, everyone is pushed to the breaking point . . . and the sisters will learn that they can't trust anyone, not even each other.
I liked this book. Both sisters, Geraldine and Marie were equally good. Although, the story tried to make Geraldine out to be the bad sister. Once, the secrets were revealed, it ends up that Geraldine was just misunderstood and she got the short end of the straw. Not to say that Marie was the "bad" sister. In fact, there really were no winners in this story; other than Geraldine and Marie. A sister's bond is really strong.
The family secrets revealed were just as strong a part of this story. In fact, I might have liked it a little more than the present. Yet, as much as I really liked this book, something held me back from fully embracing the characters. Plus, my tone with the book was medium. Still, this is a good read.