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Justice for Sara: A Novel

4.02 of 5 stars 4.02  ·  rating details  ·  1,726 ratings  ·  265 reviews

When rebellious seventeen-year-old Katherine McCallawakened one morning to find her sister,Sara, viciously murdered, her whole life changed in the blink of an eye.Kat was named the prime suspect, charged, and tried—and found innocent. But not everyone agreed with the verdict, and Kat’s only choice was to leave her fami
Paperback, 416 pages
Published February 25th 2014 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published June 18th 2013)
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After ten long years Katherine McCall (Kat) is returning to her home in Liberty, Louisiana. This is where her sister, Sara was brutally murdered. Although Kat had been acquitted of Sara's murder she knew there would be people in the town who would still want nothing to do with her and believed she killed her own sister. But Kate wanted to prove those people wrong and she was determined to find the real killer.

In the meantime, Kat decides she wants to start up her own bakery business, but it seem
Katherine McCall was finally returning to the cottage she had lived in with Sara ten years previously. After their parents had died, Sara became Kat’s guardian – they had always been close but then Kat suddenly became a rebellious teenager. She fully acknowledged the horrible, tormenting teen she had been, and knew that at seventeen years of age, Kat’s life had changed forever. Now with her return to Liberty, she hoped (but didn’t expect) the townsfolk would have moved on…

As she discovered graff
Ron Hummer
One night, there were two murders in the small town of Liberty. Katherine McCall finds her sister, Sara, brutally murdered. Someone had come into her home and beat her to death with a baseball bat. The main suspect in the murder was Katherine because she would inherit all of her sister’s money.
Later on that night, a police officer named Wally was killed during a traffic stop. The police tried to connect the two murders but were unsuccessful.
10 years later, Katherine came back to Liberty to
Kat McCall has returned to her home town Liberty, Louisiana. Ten years earlier her life had changed forever after the brutal murder of her older guardian sister Sara. With both her parents and Sara dead things get even worse when she is accused of being the murderer. Found innocent by the jury not everyone is convinced of her innocence and she is forced to disappear to make a new life for herself.

Ten years later the town she returns to hasn't changed much with suspicions running deep and those a
I won my copy of Justice for Sara by Erica Spindler through GoodReads FirstReads, and I LOVED it!! This masterfully constructed mystery is about a murder that happened ten years previously, the main suspect being the sister of the victim. After being acquitted of murdering her sister and leaving town, 27 year old Kat McCall moves back to her hometown ten years after the crime to seek the truth and get justice for her sister and hopefully reveal the real culprit. Kat has been receiving cryptic ta ...more
True Spindler fashion!

A long time can of Ms. Erica.. I couldn't wait to read this book. Kept me engaged and I felt a connection to each character. She never fails to impress me. Put this or any of her books in your rotation you will not be disappointed!
I sort of wished that I had given this one up. The heroine pulled so many TSTL stunts that I can’t believe that my eyes aren’t permanently in my head from rolling them. I have a hard time believing that Kat was so naïve as to believe that her going back home wouldn’t cause trouble.

I did like the relationship between Kat and Luke, but am not sure if I can buy into Luke not thinking of her as a criminal.

It seemed like the author wanted to put doubt on every character possible to be the killer. In
This book will have you trying to figure out who the killer is, with the turn of each page. As I read I would think, AHA! I KNOW WHO THE KILLER IS. Umm, no I didn't. I was so blindsided by the end. This story took so many unexpected turns that I felt suspicious of EVERYONE. haha

If you want a good crime mystery book, this one is it! I absolutely loved it. I have only read one other Spindler book, Shoking Pink (also a very good read)!

I will definitely be rereading this book in the future.

This was a book I needed to read in order to tick off a challenge task, but I probably would have picked it up on my own if I had come across it. It sounded like it was right up my ally. I like suspense....I like thrillers....and who doesn't like a great whodunnit? But this was just okay for me. Inspite of my list of dislikes with this one, there were things I felt that were done well, so I will go with 3 stars.

The ending wasn't a surprise, but I liked how things shifted. That was actually the p

Kat McCall comes back to the Louisiana small town where, ten years ago, she was tried and acquitted for the brutal murder of her sister and guardian, Sara. There's huge hostility from the locals, almost all of whom believe she dunnit. With the local acting sheriff, Luke Tanner -- son of the now terminally ill sheriff who did his utmost to get her put away -- Kate solves the mystery and sees justice finally done.

Although I found this a very fast read, I also found it a very irritating one -- and
Suspense Magazine
What would you do if you’d been charged and acquitted for the grisly murder of your sister? You’d probably run off, lick your wounds, and learn to live a life as far away from the stress of your past as possible. That’s what I would do. But that’s not the case for Erica Spindler’s strong, independent, and determined protagonist in “Justice for Sara.” Spindler’s heroines are created with depth and an intensity of character that makes them a force to be reckoned with.
Katherine ‘Kat’ McCall was a
[Note: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher]

When I started this book, I have to admit that I wasn't sure I was going to like it. Keeping the characters straight was a problem (keeping Sara and Kat straight was a big issue-- I had to keep looking at the title for a friendly reminder) and the style of jumping back and forth in time wasn't my favorite. However, the book quickly became a story I didn't want to put down. And I suspected the killer of Sara quite early in the story so it w
I don't know why I avoided this book for so long. I checked it out from the library and then read every other book first. I really liked it. I got close to guessing who the ultimate "bad guy" was. The characters surrounding Kat were really unpleasant people. I can't imagine how she thought she would set up a bakery in that city, considering most of the residents wouldn't talk to her. At any rate, vindication is nice, and the ending was nice, and I found it to be a good read.
You never really know people..

No matter how hard you try, you can never really know people. You think you do but all you see is their public image.

Kat was blamed for her sister's death ten years ago. They acquitted her but the town always blamed her. Kat has had a stalker for many years sending her notes demanding justice for Sara. Kat decides to go back to her hometown and investigate the crime herself. With a few great plot twists. Kat discovers that when it comes to money, no one can be trust
Kathy Kirby
In two words LOVE THIS BOOK- ok that's three, but true none the less!!! It starts with Katherine McCall returning to her hometown, the scene of the crime so to speak, where she was wrongly accused and acquitted for murdering her sister 10 years before. As "Kat" tries to find the real murderer and "Justice for Sara" she is seeking redemption not only from the people of her hometown but also forgiveness for herself and her troubled past!! Love the small town feel of everyone knows everyone, but do ...more
Justice for Sara is another outstanding Erica Spindler book. Kat returns to the scene of where her sister was murdered and she was accused. The real killer tries to keep the crime unsolved. With a couple of red-herrings and a bit of romantic interest. The story unwinds with violence and clues until Justice for Sara is finally achieved.
Sharon Roddy
An excellent thriller, just the right amount of tension, plenty of twists and surprises, trademark Erica Spindler. I'm going back through her previous novels to find the ones I've missed.
Laura Stanley
Really good book, couldn't put it down. Always something happening.
Emma Tasker
What a sad story with a fantastic end
This is a chilling suspense novel about a woman who goes home ten years after her sister's murder to find the true killer. When seventeen-year-old Katherine McCall awakened one morning to find her beloved sister, Sara, brutally murdered, her whole life changed in the blink of an eye. Kat was named the prime suspect and, on a string of circumstantial evidence, charged and tried. While the jury found her innocent, not everyone else agreed, and her only choice was to go into hiding. But she carried ...more
Loved this

Every chapter kept me wanting to read more I couldn't put it down. Definitely going to read more of Erica spindler books
george burns
Strange Return

Katherine MaCall has returned to the small town of Liberty after an absence of ten years. She left after having been acquitted of the murder of her sister Sara who had been beaten to death with a baseball bat. Most people in Liberty think Kat was guilty and she is not welcome. Why has she returned? If she is innocent who is guilty? She finds a surprising ally in the acting police chief whose father was the chief who tried to have her convicted. Her investigative technique is primit
Deb Carlin
THIS was Erica Spindler's BEST book yet. I fell inlove with the two main characters. Great suspense, great twists and I really wanted to now who did it and had to read to the last page. Don't miss this one. A+
Paula  Phillips
First things first, now depending which cover you pick up this book is written under two different titles - the first is the book I had which was "Don't Look Back" , the second which we also have in our library just to confuse patrons is "Justice for Sara". As a love of this type of genre, I can be quite fussy and the book needs to do two things - it needs to be fast-paced and keep me interested and wanting to flip the pages and it needs to have an awesome storyline. I started Don't Look Back t ...more
You’ve been acquitted of a murder, so what do you do? If you were like most people you move forward and put the case behind you but then again, you are not Kat McCall. Kat woke up one morning to find that her older sister had been murdered, the person who was legally responsible for her since their parent’s accident that claimed their lives. Kat was the prime suspect in the murder but she was found innocent by a jury. Living in Liberty was difficult as not everyone agreed with the verdict but th ...more
A very suspenseful book that you will not be able to put down!

Kat McCall is only 17 when she is arrested and charged with the murder of her older sister. Although the evidence was only circumstantial, the sheriff was convinced of her guilt. The jury felt otherwise and found her not guilty. Now, ten years have passed and Kat has returned to find justice for Sara. Someone has been sending her hate letters and she has had enough.

Once back in town, Kat meets Sergeant Luke Tanner, son of the sheriff
Lisa Tortorello
You yell. You rant. You sneak around. You lie. YOU are a teenager. You wake up one morning and find your sister...DEAD! Not just dead, but beaten to death with a baseball bat. You call 911. You talk to the police. Before you know it, you are in jail for her murder. How did it come to this? You know you are innocent. Lucky for you, by the time the court case is over, the jury finds you innocent too. The townsfolk have their own thoughts though...just because you were found innocent, doesn't mean ...more
The premise isn't an entirely unfamiliar one: a woman who was once accused of murder seeks to prove her innocence. What sets this book apart is that the accused, Kat McCall, was tried and acquitted of the murder a decade ago, and the victim was her older sister.

Right off the bat, it's clear that Kat is a character that will be easy to like and for whom one can feel sympathy - her innocence is obvious, and her desire to find her sister's murderer and bring him or her to justice is admirable. One
It's been 10 years since Sara McCall was murdered and now her sister, Kathleen(Kat), who was falsely accused of the murder, has returned to Liberty,Louisiana. Although ' Kat ' was acquitted of the murder, the town still holds her responsible for her sister's death. Kat could have stayed in Oregon where she has started several successful bakery operations but the question that has always plagued her was ' who killed Sara?'.
And so starts Erica Spindler's latest thriller. Money may be involved i
Erica Spindler writes "edge of your seat" mysteries, suspense and a little romance thrown in. Katherine lives with her older sister Sara after their parents were killed in an accident. Katherine starts out as a rebellious young lady, resentful and angry about the death of their parents. Katherine slips into the house late one night. She had had words with her sister earlier. The next morning when she comes down the stairs she finds her sister at the bottom with her head bashed in. With Katherine ...more
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