Blood Sisters is one of those books that will stick with you long after you finish the last page. Entirely atmospheric and full of danger, I couldn’t put it down. Vanessa Lillie has written a strong main character who will stop at nothing to figure out what is causing the disappearance of so many Native American women, including her sister.
Syd Walker is a Cherokee archaeologist for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and is called home to Oklahoma to work a case involving a skull found near her family land. Once she arrives, she is told her sister is also missing. Refusing to allow her sister’s name to become another among thousands of others, Syd embarks on a mission for justice. What she ultimately uncovers will shock you to your core.
Entirely atmospheric and full of Native American culture, this book will take you on a trip to Oklahoma where you can almost smell the dirt and hear the birds singing. The heartbreaking and entirely unfair historical treatment of Native American people bleeds into present day, making this story feel all the more real and dire. Vanessa has taken so many true events and woven them perfectly with fiction to ramp up the tension and suspense. Her voice is strong and she doesn’t sugar coat the darkness. She uses it to amplify the terror these women live day to day – inside this book and in real life.
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