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ISBN:
0758241682
Author:
Rosalind Noonan
Category:
Genre Fiction
Language:
English
Publisher:
Kensington; Original edition (November 1, 2011)
Pages:
352 pages
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1140 kb
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Rating:
4.9
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566


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.

And in her darkest hour, she will find out just what it means to be her father's daughter. it's a keeper! - -Lisa Jackson, New York Times bestselling author Written with great insigh. oonan 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.

Rosalind Noonan has given us very realistic look at the things that could happen  . I look forward to reading more books by Rosalind Noonan.

She does this with dialogue that will take her readers to the Burroughs of New York thick with diversity and flavor and deliver something very special to those of us lucky enough to read the novel. Watching Bernie evolve from the daughter she used to be to the woman she was meant to be is fulfilling.

Kensington fiction"-Spine. Includes "a special conversation with Rosalind Noonan" including A reading group guide (p. -374)

Kensington fiction"-Spine. -374). 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 brothers joined New York's finest, her sister married a cop, 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.

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Love for people in uniform is a common theme in Rosalind Noonan's books and instead of being yet another trite cliche, she makes it work.

This is a great book about a large family of police officers and an ADA who has a change of heart after her brother and a few other officers are killed in her dad's Coffee Shop by a man released from prison. Love for people in uniform is a common theme in Rosalind Noonan's books and instead of being yet another trite cliche, she makes it work. She clearly loves the 1996 - 2007 show "Seventh Heaven," and the character of Ruthie. Seventh Heaven" and Ruthie are important parts of another book, "And Then She Was Gone.

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The daughter she used to be. An engrossing family saga and a suspenseful legal thriller. Noonan covers a lot of narrative ground, with a large cast of characters whose situations involve morally complex issues, as well as knotty family dynamics. One september morning. Written with great insight into military families and the constant struggle between supporting the troops but not the war, Noonan delivers a fast-paced, character-driven tale with a touch of mystery.

With uncompromising candor and clarity, acclaimed author Rosalind Noonan creates a mesmerizing novel that is gripping, heart-wrenching, and unforgettably poignant. Praise for Rosalind Noonan's The Daughter She Used to Be. "The author once again takes on an emotional topic with great sensitivity. An engrossing family saga. this novel would fuel some great book-club discussions. Noonan delivers another earnest drama.

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. Her brother joined New York's finest, her sisters married cops, and Bernie is an assistant District Attorney.

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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
  • Arador
This is a great book about a large family of police officers and an ADA who has a change of heart after her brother and a few other officers are killed in her dad's Coffee Shop by a man released from prison. Her dad is a retired police officer who owns the Coffee Shop and father and daughter clash about what's right and wrong with the justice system.
I could see both sides clearly as described by the author and it's a well written book.
  • greatest
I love Rosalind Noonan's intense fiction and this one did not disappoint. This is a far cry from the days she worked as an editor for Harlequin/Silhouette. While I never cared for the formulaic, predictable Harlequin romances, I am delighted that Rosalind Noonan has spread her literary wings and flown like an eagle!

This story grabs you from the start. The Sullivan family, well entrenched in their neck of Queens is the hub on which the story turns. The Sullivans are as follows:

James "Sully" Sullivan, Sr., 68 and a retired police officer who opened a police cafe called Sully's Cup

Peg Sullivan, Sully's wife and mother of their 5 children

James Jr. and Brendan, the two sons who are also in police work. James is more of a teacher than an officer. James and his wife Deb have two adult children, Keaton and Kelly who are not really part of the story. Brendan and his wife Sarah have two daughters, Grace, 9 and Maisey, 5.

Lucy, 40, the black sheep of the family. Lucy married a man who was Jewish; converted to Judaism and moved out of state. She is often overlooked by the Sullivans.

Mary Kate, 42 and mother of 3 adult children. Mary Kate's husband Tony Marino is also a police officer.

Bernadette, 27 and an attorney. She has been raised on police stories and every Sunday she and her extended family convene at the Sullivan house in Queen. That is a tradition that keeps going. Bernadette has a wonderful boyfriend, a man from Armenia who is the target of Sully's bigotry toward Middle Easterners.

Again, the Sullivans are the hub on which this story turns. Each and every member of the adult Sullivans is fully fleshed out and vital parts of the story. Like spokes radiating from a wheel, they all return to their hub or place of origin.

Law enforcement and legal work is as ingrained in this family as law and politics are in the Kennedy family. The Sullivans, traditional and Irish Catholic are at a loss when a tragedy involving violence comes into their lives.

Tony Marino is unwittingly the catalyst of the tragedy. An unlikable philanderer as well as an unscrupulous cop, he has stepped on too many toes and made too many enemies. Mary Kate finally shows him the door. Their three children are all onto his adulterous affairs.

Somebody else may be as well. Somebody with a murderous agenda. The plot builds with the release of one man from an upstate prison and his return to the city. He is a truly sympathetic character. He was wrongfully convicted of rapes, but fortunately evidence was on his side and proved him innocent. He was near Sully's Cup when several people were shot there. Did he do it? Was it someone else? Could it have been another officer? Could Tony Marino have had anything to do with the shooting spree at Sully's Cup?

The book had me on edge the whole time. The character and plot development; the tragedy and the consequences all neatly segue into an outstanding story. The book ends on a powerful crescendo.

The feelings the characters experienced become those of the readers. I could feel Mary Kate showing Tony the door after years of being the docile, doting wife. I cheered when she reconnected with an old friend. I felt for Lucy, who was treated like an outcast by her own family. I was almost in tears over Brendan and his family.

Love for people in uniform is a common theme in Rosalind Noonan's books and instead of being yet another trite cliche, she makes it work. She clearly loves the 1996 - 2007 show "Seventh Heaven," and the character of Ruthie. "Seventh Heaven" and Ruthie are important parts of another book, "And Then She Was Gone." One cannot help but wonder if Grace, the 9-year-old was modeled on the character of Ruthie. (The irony is that the leading man on "Seventh Heaven" was later charged with child molestation.)

As for the consequences, I couldn't help but feel bad for the man who was near Sully's Cup at the time of the shooting spree. He had so many road blocks thrown his way. As bad an actor as he was, he was still a sympathetic character and creating a character like him is not easy. It is a very tricky balance to create a character who has a history of cruelty and bad decision making into someone one finds sympathetic. Not to condone his actions, but to explore the underlying causes.

This book has taken me on a Magical Mystery Tour of naked and raw emotions. It also raises many legal and ethical questions. In short, this is a work of sheer brilliance.
  • Dangerous
I enjoyed this story. There were times it kept me on the edge of my seat. I suggested this book for our Book Club Meeting in May, and I am sure the girls will enjoy the story. The family ties were strong in this bbok and I think it made for a moving novel. It is so true to life that every day brings tears and laughter.
  • Nidora
I have never read one of her books and I couldn't put it down! Since then I have read several of her other books and they hold my interest until the end, I didn't know what I was missing.
  • Cordabor
Held my attention and didn't have any slow parts. If you are part of a cop family or know one, you can relate to this book. Excellent read. It really gives a great insight into how all families are affected by the good guys vs the bad.
  • Grinin
Good book. Took a bit to "get into it"! But, had a hard time laying the book down near the ending!
  • Hulbine
I ordered this book because of the interesting plot and because of the rave reviews. As I read I kept expecting it to get better and it just did not. The reviewer who said that this "Police" family reminded her of "Blue Bloods" is absolutely right. However, it is easier to accept unbelievable plot lines from a TV show than from a novel. Almost everything that happens after the shooting is all but unimaginable to me. From the family's initial reaction to the deaths, to Bernie's career change, to the eventual outcome of her relationship with Keesh--it all seems askew. And it is all tied up too neatly. The author does a very good job in the first section of the book describing the various family members. Their various relationships to each other are complex and believable. She does a good job with the antagonist, portraying him as a sympathetic while unlikable character. Even her views on capital punishment are well presented. The problems begin with Bernie's decision to leave the DA's office and go downhill from there. I hate to say this but the book needs a major rewrite from the second third on with very little change in the plot line but more attention paid to believability.
The twist and turn of the story forced her to question herself. Even against her strong family/father,she was able to be an even better daughter