Tuesday 10 January 2017

Book ~ "My Sister's Keeper" (2013) Brenda Chapman

From Goodreads ~ Anna Sweet, ex-cop turned waitress, is bar-hopping her way across the U.S.A. But a middle-of-the-night phone call to Anna's hotel room in Kermit, Texas, is about to end her life on the road. The brakes on her sister Cheri's car have failed, and she's lying banged up in an Ottawa hospital. Cheri warns that unless Anna comes right home, she will be dead by Christmas. 

Anna has more than enough reason to stay away from her hometown. Yet her sister's terror is a calling card she cannot ignore. Is Cheri's life really in danger? Or is this another bid for attention? A doubting Anna Sweet is about to find out.

Anna was a cop in Ottawa until she was forced to kill someone in the line of duty.  Though she was found not guilty of any wrong doing, she quit the force and started mindlessly traveling around the States picking up waitressing jobs.

Anna gets a call from her dad that her sister, Cheri, was involved in a car accident and needs to speak with her.  Cheri is recently separated from her husband and fears he is trying to kill her.  So Anna heads home to Ottawa to unofficially investigate what's going on.

This is the fourth book I've read by this author and I liked it.  It's a quick read at less than 100 pages.  It's set in the author's hometown of Ottawa ... it's always fun to read a book set in Ontario and Canada.  I like this author's writing style.  It is written in first person perspective in Anna's voice.

It is the first in the Anna Sweet series and I look forward to reading the others.

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