My Mini Thoughts

This book is crazy!  I feel like I said “What?!!” more often than not.

We have two sisters.  Alex is portrayed as the perfect, successful one.  Ruth is portrayed as the crazy one who could never get her life straightened out.  Right away you agree that Alex is the good sister.  She’s saving children from homes where the parents can’t take care of them.  Angel right?!  Maybe.

When Ruth shows up pregnant, supposably from her drug dealer boyfriend, Alex is reluctant to let her back into her life.  It has been years since they have seen each other.  However it’s the past that holds them together.  A secret they have to keep between themselves or else there will be dire consequences.  Especially for Alex.

I went back and forth on which sister I thought was crazier.  Alex is crazy! No! Ruth is crazier!  I was over the back and forth thinking when by the time I finished this one.  It turns out both are crazy, but one sister did it to protect the other sister from her demons of the past.  That last page, those last words shouldn’t have surprised me, but they did. 

Thank you Crooked Lane Books and Author Roz Nay for the advanced galley. Grab your copy July 7, 2020.

Book Rating: 3/5

For the grand finale this would pair nicely with The Collection Cabernet Sauvignon.


 Goodreads Synopsis

Blood is thicker than water… And it could cost you everything.

Alexandra Van Ness has the perfect life. She lives in an idyllic resort town tucked away in the Rocky Mountains, shares a designer loft with her handsome boyfriend, Chase, and has her dream job working in child protection. Every day, Alex goes above and beyond to save children at risk.

But when her long-lost sister, Ruth, unexpectedly shows up at her door, Alex’s perfect life is upended. Growing up, Ruth was always the troublemaker, pulling Alex into her messes, and this time will be no different. Still, Alex will help Ruth under one condition: we will never, ever, talk about the past. But when a local child goes missing, both women are forced to confront the secrets they’ve promised to keep buried.

Utterly engrossing and claustrophobic, Hurry Home is a tantalizing reflection of the chain-and-shackles relationship between sisters that asks: what lines wouldn’t you cross for your own?