Like a Sister

By Kellye Garrett,

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In this "crackling domestic suspense" filled with "wry humor and deft pacing" (Alyssa Cole), no one bats an eye when a Black reality TV star is found dead—except her estranged half-sister, whose refusal to believe the official story leads her on a dangerous search for the truth.

“A mystery that…

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Kellye Garrett takes the fake world of reality TV, hashtags, and influencers to circle her reluctant protagonist, Lena Scott. Life and actions are judged to only have value if you have video of it to get clicks. That’s the message that stuck with me.

Lena Scott and her sister Desiree may share a father, but they could not be more different. That father is hip-hop mogul Mel Pierce known in the business as Murder Mel. The family members are in and out of each other’s lives with the same kinds of drama a blue-collar family would have; there are just…

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Kellye Garrett is a master of snappy dialog and takes on human behavior. No one is spared, least of all the protagonist herself. However, Lena Pierce’s situation is not funny. After her family was ripped apart by her highly successful but difficult father, a music mogul, Lena has lived life on her own independent terms. Now Lena’s estranged half-sister, Desiree—a reality TV staris dead of an overdose in the Bronx, blocks from Lena’s house. Convinced that Desiree was murdered, Lena tracks down what happened to her sister’s life. Pulled into the spotlight of media attention on Desiree and…

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