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Publisher's Summary

Could a lifetime of memories...be a lifetime of lies?

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 lead to nothing but questions. Blood may be thicker than water, but what does Ryan owe a sister who, with every revelation, becomes more and more a stranger?

Is Wendy, who always seemed so perfect, just a perfect liar - or worse? 

©2019 Emelie Richards (P)2019 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

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Wonderful

Throughly enjoyed. Listened as a reread and the narration enhanced the story just as it should. Well written story, held me all way through.

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intriguing

lots of turns and twists that kept me waning to listen. narration was.perfect . I highly recommend and will look for mone from this quthor

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Search for the Wandering Plot

A Family of Strangers has a good although predictable plot. This 13-hour book could have easily been cut to 8-10 hours. Instead, we get screamingly boring details of what the bartender wore or what Ryan saw driving down the street, neither of which had anything to do with the plot. And the book wasn’t enhanced by mind-numbing dialog that again had nothing to do with the plot.

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A romance with mystery

I think this book and I weren't a good match. While I think the narrator did a good job, neither her nor the book were very successful at catching and keeping my attention. However, in deference to other very happy reviews, I really do feel it wasn't the book, it was me. There were definitely several twists, so anyone looking for a light mystery/romance book would at the least be entertained.

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First read of Richards

I am really into the story. However, it has cut off on chapter 27 and I can’t get it to go any further! Have to know how this ends.
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GOOD STORY!!

Although for me, this story had a slow start but as it progressed, it was excellent and I loved the twists and turns throughout. This is a first for me by Emilie Richards and I will certainly look for other titles. She's a very talented writer. The narrator was an perfect choice for this story.