The Daughter She Used To Be by Rosalind Noonan
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 brothers joined New York's finest, her sister married a cop, 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.
This was a new author for me to read. I loved the concept of the book, and dove right in when it arrived. The story grips you right from the beginning, and is very fast paced. This was another book that kept me up into the wee hours because I had to see how it was going to end! Some pretty powerful things happen in this story that disrupt this honorable Irish Catholic family. The characters quickly see consequences as a result of their actions, and depending on your own views and life experiences, your reactions could be completely different than those of someone with a different history. When something life changing happens, it's important to make sure to stay true to yourself and your values as you head down the new path life has given you.
***Disclosure: I received complimentary access to this book to facilitate writing this post. No monetary compensation was exchanged. No positive review was requested or required, all opinions expressed are solely mine and were not influenced in any manner.