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Publisher's Summary

From the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of When I'm Gone comes a compelling novel of a bond between sisters, tested by tragedy...

Ellie Brown thought she'd finally escaped her stifling hometown of Broadlands, Illinois; med school was supposed to be her ticket out. But when her father has a stroke, she must return home to share his care with her older sister, Amelia, who's busy with her own family. Working as a paramedic, Ellie's days are monotonous, driving an ambulance through streets she'd hoped never to see again.

Until a 911 dispatch changes everything. The address: her sister's house. Rushing to the scene, Ellie discovers that Amelia and her husband, Steve, have been shot in a home invasion. After Amelia is rushed to the hospital, Ellie tries to make sense of the tragedy. But what really happened inside her sister's house becomes less and less clear. As Amelia hangs on in critical condition, Ellie uncovers dark revelations about her family's past that challenge her beliefs about those closest to her...and force her to question where her devotions truly lie.

©2017 Emily Bleeker (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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Good story

well written story but I disliked both sisters with theit constant denial. The end left me with even more dislike of Elle with her lying by omission to the man she is supposed to love. The story was interesting but the only likable characters were not the focus

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Great!

Great narrator, suspenseful, enjoyed all characters and great story line with many twist and turns.

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Not recommended.

Struggled to finish bit I did make it! Predictable, did not enjoy the reader, and repetitive thoughts and behaviors throughout which made it boring.

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Suspenseful

Loved the story and the characters. The author tells Amelia's story leading up to a tragic shooting, and her sister's story of dealing with the event, first as a paramedic then as the world sister. They're both dealing with they're father's illness, adding to the catastrophe that their lives have become. In addition, there's the mystery of who was the shooter.

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  • Tracy T
  • Jacksonville, FL USA
  • 09-07-17

Very good book and narration.

This was a really good book. I liked the mystery and the back and forth between the sisters and the the time line.

I like the characters and the story. I did not like the that the ending was a bit rushed and and made me feel like something was missing. But still a good story.

Since this is a mystery I don't want to give any spoilers so I will keep my review brief. Just know this was very enjoyable and kept me listening.

As for the narration it was amazing! Love Kate Rudd. She does such a great job with all the voices including the mens and everyone gets their own distinct voice. She reads with emotion and a very nice reading voice.

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Great Author

I have really enjoy listening to Audible for all of Emily bleeker's books. I find myself thinking about the next thing that may happen. Their is always a twist. Great listening!

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Unique Story

Great read. One weird inexplicable thing at the end that really bothered me. Note to authors everywhere: sticking something at the end of a book to serve as a twist is annoying, not clever. So stop it.

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Don’t waste your time

Trite, predictable story; simplistic writing; one-dimensional characters. More of a romance novel than a suspenseful tale.

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Hard to read

I like the storyline and the twists are okay, but I struggled to finish it because not only does the author of too MUCH A detail in, the narrator is very slow and boring. It takes forever to find out what's going on, that it makes you lose interest.

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Working Fire

Hero turns turns bad guy then back to hero just to back once in the minds of two brave but innocent sisters who are followed by men in their lives who take evil to new heights and lows to surprising new lows.

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  • Fleetwoodboy
  • 10-27-17

Family life can be a danger !!!

A cracking story with exciting and nerve jangling episodes throughout the book. Continuous and fluent dialogue, plenty of twists , what a good story. . A must to read/listen to