Thursday, June 7, 2012

Book Review :: The Murderer's Daughters

Like I mentioned in a previous post the end of June was a bit crazy but SO worth it. Back to writing about the BOOKS I finally had time to finish.

I couldn't imagine the fate of these two young girls after the day their mother died. An astonishing story of how children are resilient in handling situations and protecting their siblings.

The author kept the pages turning and my heart aching for both daughters. The struggle and life decisions each made on their journey made me understand both sides to a situation. This is a perfect story that portrayed both sides of a coin.

Turn the pages and let me know what you think.

 Keep turning those pages....
 Happy Reading,

READ :: The Murderer's Daughters By Randy Susan Meyers

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Product Description (from Amazon)

Lulu and Merry's childhood was never ideal, but on the day before Lulu's tenth birthday their father drives them into a nightmare. He's always hungered for the love of the girls’ self-obsessed mother; after she throws him out, their troubles turn deadly.

Lulu had been warned to never to let her father in, but when he shows up drunk, he's impossible to ignore. He bullies his way past Lulu, who then listens in horror as her parents struggle. She runs for help, but discovers upon her return that he's murdered her mother, stabbed her five-year-old sister, and tried, unsuccessfully, to kill himself.

Lulu and Merry are effectively orphaned by their mother’s death and father’s imprisonment, but the girls’ relatives refuse to care for them and abandon them to a terrifying group home. Even as they plot to be taken in by a well-to-do family, they come to learn they’ll never really belong anywhere or to anyone—that all they have to hold onto is each other.

For thirty years, the sisters try to make sense of what happened. Their imprisoned father is a specter in both their lives, shadowing every choice they make. One spends her life pretending he's dead, while the other feels compelled, by fear, by duty, to keep him close. Both dread the day his attempts to win parole may meet success.

A beautifully written, compulsively readable debut, The Murderer's Daughters is a testament to the power of family and the ties that bind us together and tear us apart.

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