“In her mesmerizing, empathic novel, Meyers explores the bond between two sisters clinging to each other in the aftermath of their mother’s murder and their father’s imprisonment…and the way their bond is tested by the reappearance of the past. You won't be able to put it down.”
-- Jenna Blum, New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Save Us
"The Murderer’s Daughters is the unforgettable tale of Merry and Lulu, little sisters in sorrow, seared by their father's violence. Their heartbreaking story, which spans thirty years, will bring tears to your eyes…but there is a shining light of hope at the end of the tunnel."
--Tatiana de Rosnay, New York Times bestselling author of Sarah's Key
“In The Murderer's Daughters Randy Susan Meyers tells the intricate and absorbing story of two sisters, one of whom regards herself as an orphan. I love the sweep of this novel, from childhood to adulthood, from pain to understanding, and how intimately Meyers knows her characters and brings them to life. I finished The Murderer's Daughters with the sense that I had been on the best kind of journey.”
--Margot Livesey, author of The House on Fortune Street, Winner 2009 L. L. Winship/PEN New England Award
The Murderer's Daughters perfectly captures the complex entanglements of family. After unspeakable childhood trauma, Merry and Lulu are two
sisters who can neither easily love nor easily leave each other.Following the girls-then women-for three decades, Meyers proves to be a
humane, honest and rich storyteller. A powerful, engaging read.”
--Miriam Gershow, author of The Local News
“It’s impossible not to be moved by Meyers’ heartbreaking tale of two sisters’ resilience in the face of trauma and neglect. The story’s hope lies in the unique and personal ways each finds the courage to move on."
--Lynne Reeves Griffin, author of Life Without Summer