Publisher: St. Martins Press
Publisher: eBook | Hardcover| Paperback
As a teenager, Toni Murphy had a life full of typical adolescent complications: a boyfriend she adored, a younger sister she couldn’t relate to, a strained relationship with her parents, and classmates who seemed hell-bent on making her life miserable. Things weren’t easy, but Toni could never have predicted how horrific they would become until her younger sister was brutally murdered one summer night.
Toni and her boyfriend, Ryan, were convicted of the murder and sent to prison.
Now thirty-four, Toni is out on parole and back in her home town, struggling to adjust to a new life on the outside. Prison changed her, hardened her, and she’s doing everything in her power to avoid violating her parole and going back. But nothing is making that easy.
It is weird to say you enjoy a story about murder with a young woman trying to get her life back on track or? Still the emotions jump from the pages and the way the whole situation is described makes it easy to engage in the story. The developments in the story kept me reading despite the sometimes overdone descriptions on clothing of characters and a lot of repetition.
Toni is a bit of a hit or miss character. Her behaviour is understandable but that does not always make her decisions understandable. The influence of other characters on the story make for interesting interactions.