That Night by Chevy Stevens
Fifteen years ago Toni’s younger sister was murdered. Toni and her boyfriend Ryan were accused and convicted of the crime. Now Toni and Ryan have been released from prison and are trying to form new lives for themselves. They are not supposed to have contact, but years later feelings between the two are still strong, and they unite to uncover who really killed Toni’s sister. It seems that there are members of the small Vancouver Island community that don’t want the real killer named, or refuse to believe that the convicted could actually be innocent.
This was one of those very rare occasions where my mother and I were reading the same book at the same time. I will admit she named the murder before the end of the book. I did not: point to mom!
It was a good murder mystery, but I liked the whole sociological aspect of the plot. An innocent woman goes to prison as a young adult and comes out fifteen years later. What must that be like? Forget the whole incarcerated while innocent thing, how did prison change her? And what did she have to do to survive? And how do you find a normal life after being out of society for so long? The changes Toni underwent, and the way she suffers even after paying her debt to society were what made this book so interesting to me.