They Still Call Me Sister Book Review

The bonds of sisterhood uncover the truth in a psychologist patient’s alleged suicide. “They Still Call Me Sister” is a fictitious psychological thriller and murder mystery that will trigger conversations about racial identity, sexual orientation, politics and the intersection of religion. Kathy Carpenter, a former Catholic nun turned psychologist, had a patient, Chanelle Trout, who allegedly committed suicide.

Carpenter, aka “Sister Nun,” does not believe her patient took her life. Carpenter embarks on an investigation into her patient’s alternative lifestyle that leads her into a scandalous underground world of sexual obsession, drugs, murder and political corruption. In the process of unraveling this mystery, Carpenter builds a closer relationship with her sister Tina and finds herself relying on her sibling to protect her as she puts her own life in jeopardy to discover the truth.
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 My Review

I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.  Kathy Carpenter, a former nun turned psychologist, is known for her celebrity clientele.  Unfortunately, Kathy reconnects with a young woman, Chanelle Trout, whom she mentored until she began college.  Their reconnection has brought forth dark secrets with political connections that could destroy many lives.

This was a fantastic journey as we travel from past to present, to see where Kathy was coming from, and where she is now.  This was quite the page turner as we try to uncover the truth.  I thought it was that Kathy has a supportive family.  Even after Tina was run off the road, she still assisted her sister.  Kathy also had great strength, she trusted God in all ways. This was great book throughout and you’re certainly left guessing until the final piece of the puzzle!  A great cozy mystery for a rainy, indoor summer day.

 About the Author
One of Deborah Plummer Bussey’s favorite childhood memories is visiting the local library where she first immersed herself into the world of books, but she never thought that one day she would become a writer. She is now releasing her third book in summer 2013.

Bussey lived in Cleveland, Ohio, until she was recruited to the University of Massachusetts Medical School in New England. She holds a Master of Education degree in community consultation and a doctorate in psychology. She is a psychologist and human resources professional with expertise in diversity management and organizational development.

After a lengthy career as an academic, she discovered a passion for writing. Bussey’s nonfiction self-help book, “Racing Across the Lines: Changing Race Relationships Through Friendships,” released by Pilgrim Press received the publishing company’s Mayflower Award for Best Publication in the church and state category. She is also the editor of the “Handbook of Diversity Management: Beyond Awareness to Competency Based Learning” from University Press of America.

Having spent more than a dozen years of her life as a nun, Bussey is the creator of the Sister Nun mystery series. Half Dozen Publications released her debut novel, “They Still Call Me Sister,” in December 2011. Her newest book, “The Family That Stays Together,” is due out in June 2013. Bussey lives in Westborough, Mass., where she is a regular blogger for The Huffington Post.

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