Review: The Daughter She Used To Be by Rosalind Noonan


Product Details

  • File Size: 567 KB
  • Print Length: 385 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0758241682
  • Publisher: Kensington Books; Original edition (October 25, 2011)


In this emotionally charged and riveting novel from the author of One September Morning and In a Heartbeat,one woman is torn between loyalty to her family’s ways and to her most profound convictions. . .

The daughter of a career cop, Bernadette Sullivan grew up with blue uniforms hanging in the laundry room and cops laughing around the dinner table. Her brother joined New York’s finest, her sisters married cops, and Bernie is an assistant District Attorney. Collaring criminals, putting them away—it’s what they do. And though lately Bernie feels a growing desire for a family of her own, she’s never questioned her choices. Then a shooter targets a local coffee shop, and tragedy strikes the Sullivan family.

Anger follows grief—and Bernie realizes that her father’s idea of retribution is very different from her own. All her life, she’s inhabited a clear-cut world of right and wrong, of morality and corruption. As Bernie struggles to protect the people she loves, she must also decide what it means to see justice served. And in her darkest hour, she will find out just what it means to be her father’s daughter.

My Review:

This is a book that will keep you completely engaged throughout the whole story. It is a story that blurs the lines between black and white, right and wrong, and justice vs. just wrong.  Bernie is the youngest in the family and is the only one in her family that is not married.  She fights crime in the courtroom, whereas her brothers and brother-in-law fight crime on the streets of NY.  While she did not follow in the path of her family being a police office or being married to one, Bernie earns her right at the family table.  Every Sunday, the family has Sunday dinner where they each talk about cases or crimes they’ve handled….yeah, typical Sunday talk ;)  However, after a horrific crime, Bernie’s faith in the justice system is tested as well as her relationship with her father.  Sunday dinners are no longer the same, relationships are strained, but this family is resilient and a piece of hope and new beginnings emerge after the family has been tested.  This is an excellent read and a book I highly recommend!

*This book was provided by the publisher through Crazy Book Tours, in exchange for an honest review.

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