Chloe was always the good sister while Nicky was tabled the "bad"
sister. While they both grew up in the same household, Nicky saw
things that Chloe never did. As they got older, Chloe went on to get a
great job in publishing while Nicky stayed close to home, meets a
young attorney named Adam and has a son, Ethan. The two sisters
grow apart and barely speak for years.
But when her life just becomes too much to handle, Nicky turns to
drinking and drugs for comfort. She becomes estranged from her sister
and erratic with her family. Adam can't take her behavior anymore, and
files for divorce, taking their son with him. After fifteen years or hardly
any contact, Adam turns to Chloe for help, and Chloe find him a job in
New York near her, so she can be there for him and her nephew.
Inevitably, Chloe and Adam fall in love and get married. Chloe feels like
things are going great until she comes home and finds out that Adam
has tragically died...
During the investigation, the police call Nicky to find out where she was
at the time of Adam's death. Nicky's phone records prove she was in
her hometown, but Nicky feels like she has to go to New York to find
out what is going on. When she arrives, she finds out the police have
found evidence that leads them to believe Ethan killed his father.
Working together for the first time after so long apart, Chloe and Nicky
will do whatever it takes to get Ethan out of jail. But as they compare
notes, they reveal secrets they've never told anyone, including Adam's
horrible temper... Will they be able to help Ethan? And what will happen
when the truth is finally revealed?
THE BETTER SISTER by Alafair
Burke is a chilling and thrilling mystery. Even though you might not be
speaking to a family member, this book proves that a bond is still there,
and will always be there. Additionally, the people you think you know
the best can be completely different. I was glued to this book and could
not put it down. This is a great book to read for summer reading and
will keep you engaged from start to finish.
From Alafair Burke—New York Times bestselling
author of the runaway hit, The Wife—comes another
twisty tale of domestic noir. When a prominent Manhattan
lawyer is murdered, two estranged sisters—one the dead man’s
widow, the other his ex—must set aside mistrust and old
resentments . . . but can they escape their past?
Though Chloe was the younger of the two Taylor sisters, she
always seemed to be in charge. She was the honor roll
student with big dreams and an even bigger work ethic. Nicky
was always restless . . . and more than a little
reckless—the opposite of her ambitious little sister. She
floated from job to job and man to man, and stayed close to
home in Cleveland.
For a while, it seemed like both sisters had found
happiness. Chloe earned a scholarship to an Ivy League
school and moved to New York City, where she landed a
coveted publishing job. Nicky married promising young
attorney Adam Macintosh, and gave birth to a baby boy they
named Ethan. The Taylor sisters became virtual strangers.
Now, more than fifteen years later, their lives are
drastically different—and Chloe is married to Adam. When
he’s murdered by an intruder at the couple’s East Hampton
beach house, Chloe reluctantly allows her teenaged stepson’s
biological mother—her estranged sister, Nicky—back into her
life. But when the police begin to treat Ethan as a suspect
in his father’s death, the two sisters are forced to unite .
. . and to confront the truth behind family secrets they
have tried to bury in the past.