I finished two novels this week: ‘Force of Nature’ by Jane Harper (a thriller) and ‘The Almost Sisters’ by Joshilyn Jackson (a family drama). I’d give both a solid four stars, but out of the two ‘The Almost Sisters’ was my favourite.
‘The Almost Sisters’ is set across the Southern States, and its heroine Leia is a 38-year-old graphic novelist with a secret. At a comic book convention she hooked up with a handsome stranger dressed as Batman, and now - surprise - she’s three months pregnant! But before Leia can tell her conventional, Southern family that she’s planning to become a single mother (and that her baby is biracial) she learns that her beloved 90-year-old grandmother has secretly been living with dementia for years. Leia rushes to her grandmother’s home in small-town Alabama to get her set up in a nursing home. But it soon becomes apparent that her grandmother’s illness isn’t the only thing she’s been hiding... because when clearing out the attic Leia discovers something that sets off a criminal investigation.
I raced through this book. It’s a captivating, easy read, and the kind of story that I could easily see working as a movie.
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