Sometimes you want…you need…to escape your own mundane life and get caught up in someone else’s family drama. This has to be true otherwise reality television shows wouldn’t exist. Today, my husband has escaped into his Man Cave to watch the World Cup matches and my e-reader has teleported me to New York’s Upper East, the setting of L. Alison Heller’s The Never Never Sisters.
In The Never Never Sisters, protagonist Paige Reinhardt is feeling smug and secure in her life. She’s rented a summer cottage in the Hamptons, has a close relationship with her wealthy parents and makes a decent living helping couples save their marriages. Paige’s plans for a relaxing summer start to unravel when her husband, a successful corporate law partner, shows up at home and says he’s been suspended from his job pending an investigation. While her husband holes up in his home office, Paige learns that her estranged older sister is planning a visit to New York City. Sloane’s timing and motives are questionable; she has a long history of drug addiction and hasn’t been part of the family in at least twenty years. Unsure whom she can trust, Paige begins investigating her family’s past and her husband’s present business dealings.
Author L. Alison Heller grew up in Connecticut and earned her law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She practices family law in New York, which means she knows a lot about the lawyers and marriage counseling she writes of in the book. USA Today recently declared The Never Never Sisters a “must-read romance.” To learn more about the book and its author, visit Alison Heller’s website or follow @LAlisonHeller on Twitter.