Like a sister

by Garrett, Kellye, 1978-

Format: Print Book 2022
Availability: Available at 21 Libraries 21 of 21 copies
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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.

Edgar Award Finalist for Best Novel * Lefty Award Finalist for Best Mystery Novel * A Book of the Month Club Pick * An Oxygen Book Club Pick * A Today Show Spring Fiction Pick * A New York Post Best New Book of the Week * A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year * A South Florida Sun-Sentinel Best Mystery of the Year * A CrimeReads Best Psychological Thriller of the Year

"A mystery that has everything I love most: an intriguing set up; an absorbing storyline that kept me guessing; a satisfying ending; and, most of all, incredibly well-developed characters I kept thinking about long after I finished the book." ―Jasmine Guillory , Today Show

"I found out my sister was back in New York from Instagram. I found out she'd died from the New York Daily News ."

When the body of reality TV star Desiree Pierce is found on a playground in the Bronx the morning after her twenty-fifth birthday party, the police and the media are quick to declare her death an overdose. A tragedy, certainly, but not a crime.

Yet Columbia grad student Lena--principled, headstrong, and allergic to the spotlight--knows that can't be the case. Despite the bitter truth that the two hadn't spoken in two years, they were half-sisters. Lena knew Desiree. And Desiree would never travel above 125th Street. Something is very wrong with the facts. So why is no one listening?

While the two sisters had been torn apart by Desiree's partying and by their difficult father, Lena becomes determined to find justice for Desiree. Even if that means untangling her family's darkest secrets--or ending up dead herself.

"A briskly plotted, socially astute thriller." ― Los Angeles Times

"Equal parts charm and heartbreak, with razor-sharp insights on class, race, and family." --Laura Lippman

"Dishes up the glitz of the haves and the struggles of the have-nots, infusing classic noir storytelling with Big Apple glamour--#pageturner." -- Oprah Daily

"A twisty murder mystery with nuance and heart." ― BookPage

"Noir for the media-struck generation...Original and witty." ―National Public Radio

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "When Desiree Pierce, the Black socialite and reality-star daughter of rap mogul Murder Mel Pierce, dies in an apparent heroin overdose, her half-sister, Lena, fights grief with a mission to satisfy her raging suspicions. Lena has distanced herself from her inattentive father, Mel, but has always been tight with Desiree. At least, until two years ago, when Desiree refused to address the substance-abuse issues that caused a devastating accident. Now, Desiree has been found dead just blocks away from Lena's house, and Lena senses she was coming to her for help. Lena knows that Desiree's "it girl" bestie, Erin, is hiding something, but decides to keep her close and leverage her ability to open elite doors. Dodging reporters, ineffectual detectives, and Mel's private security, Lena uncovers motives among Mel's former business partner, Desiree's celebrity-DJ ex-boyfriend, and an old friend lost to reality-show politics. Lena's relatable conflicts and her crafty, tenacious investigation will easily draw fans. A strong mystery that benefits from the tension between Desiree's glamour and Lena's cynical practicality."
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Agatha winner Garrett (the Detective by Day series) delves into the vagaries of families, fame, and wealth in this insightful, briskly plotted novel. Columbia graduate student Lena Scott, who's working on her master's in nonprofit management, has been estranged for years from her younger half-sister, Desiree Pierce, a former reality TV star turned Instagram darling. When Desiree's body is found in a Bronx playground the morning after her 25th birthday party, the authorities attribute her death to an overdose. Despite their differences, Lena, who knows Desiree was terrified of needles, begins her own investigation. In her search for answers, Lena gets back in touch with her famous hip-hop producer father (whose financial support she refused), forcing her to reevaluate her childhood and the choices she's made. Lena regrets having been alienated from Desiree and is jealous of the friends who became Desiree's substitute sisters. Garrett explores racism and sexism with aplomb, as shown by the sarcasm Lena displays when others underestimate her because she's a young Black woman. This talented author has upped her game with this one. Agent: Michelle Richter, Fuse Literary. (Mar.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Sisters -- Fiction.
Family secrets -- Fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :Mulholland Books,2022
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 309 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN 9780316256704
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