Burning September by Melissa Simonson

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Burning SeptemberBurning September by Melissa Simonson
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Kat and Caroline lost their parents early on in life and with Caroline being the older sister she is pretty much the only mother Kat has ever known. Kat knows her sister gave up a lot taking custody of her when Caroline was only eighteen herself so she’s always worked hard to make something of herself to make Caroline proud.

One day though the police show up at the sisters doorstep looking to arrest Caroline for setting fire to an ex-boyfriend’s house which he happened to be still inside. With only a witness that had claimed to see someone of Caroline’s description and thinking that she had been around all day that day Kat becomes Caroline’s alibi and needs to team up with her lawyer to help with the case.

Burning September is one of those reads that had some things I really liked about the book but some others I didn’t quite enjoy leaving me to rate this one at 3.5 stars. For the likes with this one I enjoyed the question being asked just how far would you go for family or someone you love? Kat seemed to be unsure of her sister’s guilt or innocence herself so it was compelling to see what she would do during the book. Plus I found that Caroline was one of those characters that as the secrets come out in the story just became someone you could sort of love to hate with every twist and turn of her story.

On the other hand however with this book I wasn’t a huge fan of the romantic element being involved. It just seemed to me to be one of those quite far fetched ideas of anything coming about between characters and really could have lived with the story just being focused on the sisters and the case being brought against Caroline. For me the family secrets and the mystery of wondering if Caroline had done the crime and whether she’d be convicted kept my interest a lot more than the romance side.

I received a free copy of this book from the author.

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