The Daughter She Used to Be

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Kensington Publishing Corporation, 2011 - Fiction - 374 pages
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In this emotionally charged and riveting novel from the author of One September Morning and In a Heartbeat, one woman is torn between loyalty to her family's ways and to her most profound convictions. . .

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 brother joined New York's finest, her sisters married cops, 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.

Praise for Rosalind Noonan's One September Morning

"Reminiscent of Jodi Picoult's kind of tale. . .it's a keeper!" --Lisa Jackson, New York Times bestselling author

"Written with great insight. . . Noonan delivers a fast-paced, character-driven tale with a touch of mystery." --Publishers Weekly

"Noonan creates a unique thriller. . .a novel that focuses on the toll war takes on returning soldiers and civilians whose loved ones won't be coming home." --Booklist

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User Review  - Beamis12 - LibraryThing

Bernie is an Asst. DA, her father was a career cop, her brother a cop and her sisters married cops. When tragedy strikes all in the family reexamine their lives and their idea of justice. Good thought provoking character driven story. Read full review

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This is a book that will keep you completely engaged throughout the whole story. It is a story that blurs the lines between black and white, right and wrong, and justice vs. just wrong. Bernie is the ... Read full review

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