Blog Tour: A Family of Strangers by Emilie Richards


A Family of Strangers by Emilie Richards is an Adult Contemporary Mystery story of a girl who is thrown into her older sister’s life after a mysterious phone call leads her sister on the run.


41845111.jpg“Could a lifetime of memories…be a lifetime of lies?

All her life, Ryan Gracey watched her perfect older sister from afar. Knowing she could never top Wendy’s achievements, she didn’t even try. Instead Ryan forged her own path while her family barely seemed to notice.

Now Wendy shares two little girls with her perfect husband, while Ryan mourns the man she lost after a nearly fatal mistake in judgment. The sisters’ choices have taken them in different directions, which is why Ryan is stunned when Wendy calls, begging for her help. There’s been a murder—and Wendy believes she’ll be wrongfully accused.

While Wendy lies low, Ryan moves back to their hometown to care for the nieces she hardly knows. The sleuthing skills she’s refined as a true-crime podcaster quickly rise to the surface as she digs for answers with the help of an unexpected ally. Yet the trail of clues Wendy’s left behind leads to nothing but questions. Blood may be thicker than water, but what does Ryan owe a sister who becomes more and more a stranger with every revelation?

Is Wendy, who always seemed so perfect, just a perfect liar—or worse?


I absolutely loved this book! 

It does start off a little slow, but I quickly found myself completely immersed in the story!

We follow the main character who receives a mysterious phone call from her sister telling her that she is somehow on the run for murder, and that, of course, she didn’t do it. And from there, we are given pieces to the ultimate, twisty puzzle.

I really enjoyed the writing. It’s the perfect blend of suspense and intrigue allowing us to dive into a woman’s life that is completely different than how people see her.

And Oh. My. God. There is a twist to this story that completely blew me away leaving me, literally, with my jaw dropped. It was executed very well and just pulls you in closer than you would have thought.

Overall, this was an awesome read. If you are looking for a beach read that will make you forget that you’re even at the beach, this is it!

I gave this one 5 out of 5 stars and highly recommend it for adult suspense / mystery fans. There’s detective work, family values, and just finding one’s self in a world they didn’t think they belonged in.


Published: 25 June 2019

Publisher: MIRA

Genre: Adult Contemporary Mystery

Pages: 491

How I Read It: ARC from TLC Book Tours

*Disclaimer: I requested a copy of this book from TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. All of my book reviews contain my honest opinion only and are not influenced in any way.*

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3 thoughts on “Blog Tour: A Family of Strangers by Emilie Richards

  1. Eeep! I’m so excited to read this one. I ordered it about a week ago so it should be here tomorrow or Monday. Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours

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