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Like a Sister

Like a Sister

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In this "tense, twisting mystery" (Megan Miranda), 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.

"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 disgraced reality TV star Desiree Pierce is found on a playground in the Bronx the morning after her 25th birthday party, the police and the media are quick to declare her death an overdose. It's a tragedy, certainly, but not a crime.

But Desiree's half-sister Lena Scott knows that can't be the case. A graduate student at Columbia, Lena has spent the past decade forging her own path far from the spotlight, but some facts about Desiree just couldn't have changed since their childhood. And Desiree would never travel above 125th Street. So why is no one listening to her?

Despite the bitter truth that the two haven't spoken in two years, torn apart by Desiree's partying and by their father, Mel, a wealthy and influential hip-hop mogul, Lena becomes determined to find justice for her sister, even if it means untangling her family's darkest secrets--or ending up dead herself.


"A juicy mystery . . . I want everyone I know to read it so we can talk about it."​ --Jasmine Guillory

"Crackling . . . One of those books that's best prepared for ahead of time, because once you pick it up, it will be difficult to put down." --Alyssa Cole

"A riveting, read-through-the-night thriller." --Liv Constantine

"Dishes up the glitz of the haves and the struggles of the have-nots . . . #pageturner." --Oprah Daily

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

"Smart with twists you never see coming." --Walter Mosley

"Domestic suspense for the Instagram gen. #lovedit." --Lori Rader-Day

Author: Kellye Garrett
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Published: 03/08/2022
Pages: 320
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 8.90h x 6.10w x 1.20d
ISBN: 9780316256704

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 10/01/2021 pg. 6
Booklist 12/01/2021 pg. 27
Publishers Weekly 01/10/2022
Kirkus Reviews 02/01/2022
Library Journal 03/01/2022 pg. 122

About the Author
Kellye Garrett is the acclaimed author of Hollywood Homicide, which won the Agatha, Anthony, Lefty and Independent Publisher "IPPY" awards for best first novel and was named one of BookBub's Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time, as well as Hollywood Ending, which was featured on the TODAY show's Best Summer Reads of 2019 and was nominated for both Anthony and Lefty awards. Prior to writing novels, Kellye spent eight years working in Hollywood, including a stint writing for Cold Case. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Sisters in Crime and is a co-founder of Crime Writers of Color.

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