The Sisters Chase, Sarah Healy
I wanted to love this book. I almost got there, but the characters never managed to draw me in the way they were clearly meant to. I suppose this is a bit of the Chase sisters' magic - they're captivating in a way that no one can quite understand. The third person perspective put me off a bit as it keeps you an arms distance from the protagonist, ephemeral Mary, a reflection of the walls she launches at a moment's notice should she need to protect herself and beloved sister, Hannah.
Mary's actions are presented as selfless and necessary for survival, but at times Mary's past feels overwhelming and her inability to face it serves only to haunt them both in the end. But can anyone truly outrun their past?
Recommended for: The fierce protector.