The Girls Across the Bay - Emerald O'Brien

The Girls Across the Bay

By Emerald O'Brien

  • Release Date: 2017-11-16
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4 Score: 4 (From 573 Ratings)

Description

A bond stronger than blood. A connection that could end it all. 
Madigan Knox and Grace Sheppard became sisters the day they entered their foster home. After living through a childhood nightmare, one brave act set them free, but split them apart into different homes.
As adults, they are reunited in the small coastal town they dreamed of living in as children, but the reality of life in Tall Pines is far from what they had imagined.
When a woman is found dead​ in her home​, Madigan reports on the crime while Grace investigates. A dark connection to the victim is discovered, pulling them both closer to the crime and the traumatic past they are desperate to move on from. 
With old wounds ripped open and dark secrets threatening their bond, the sisters must rely on each other more than ever before to survive.

Reviews

  • Awesome

    4
    By kirchersmiles
    The Girls across the Bay (The Knox and Sheppard Mysteries, Book 1) by Emerald O’Brien 4 Stars This is my first book by this author and although I seriously enjoyed it, it took me a bit to get in to it, and there were parts I had to go back and reread because at times it was hard to follow or a bit wordy. This was about 2 young girls that started out as friends and then became sisters and their journey through foster care into adulthood. The storyline was amazing and the attention to detail was done perfectly. Living the same story through two different perspectives was unique and I did by the middle of the story find myself completely invested and I could not put the book down. I loved the bond between Madigan and Grace and watching them both deal with life in their own ways was awesome. I love crime stories and I love trying to figure it all out with them and I will say this one totally threw me, and that's what makes me love reading this genre. I highly recommend this story and I can't wait for more from this author. Awesome
  • Loved it!

    5
    By Linda aka Noni
    I really enjoyed the characters, the storyline, and kept me in suspense to the end. Definitely recommend!
  • The Girls Across the Bay

    5
    By Senior1935
    I give this suspenseful novel 5 stars. It will hold your attention and keep you guessing right to the very end.
  • Fascinating, complex, unpredictable, and ultimately satisfying to read.

    5
    By Avid Reader QC
    Fascinating, complex, unpredictable, and ultimately satisfying to read.
  • The girls across the bay

    5
    By macdufff
    A gripping read I couldn’t put down. Just about the time I thought I knew who was guilty, I was wrong. Kept me in suspense to the very end.
  • Refreshing

    5
    By Saucey Cher
    A book that had a new plot twist. It didn’t have filthy language. Best of all, it was a complete book with no cliffhanger so you buy the next book.
  • Girls Across the Bay

    5
    By sometimers3
    It was a great story. The ending was sure a big surprise.
  • The Girls Across The Bay

    4
    By frosty 12
    Enjoyed reading. Very good twist at end.
  • The Girls Across the Bay

    3
    By Gigi Judy
    Good story. Good character development. Misspelled words were a distraction. Use of wrong word as in “pouring” when “poring” was appropriate was also distracting.
  • Excellent book

    5
    By MrsDuck719
    This is a great book. Not only a mystery/thriller that draws you into the story quickly but an emotional tour de force. The characters are so well written that they will stay with me for a long time. “Sisters” Maddie and Grace so believable and so human. This story brings out some of the horrors of Foster care (Even though most foster parents have great hearts and love beyond belief their kiddos...like my Niece Ashlyn and hubby Seth). Some of what the characters went through are probably foster specific, but resonated with my dysfunctional childhood and mirrored some of my own issues. If you want a book with “feels”, this is it. Overwhelming love, anger, tears it’s all there. Do yourself a favor and get this book.

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