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Oxygen Book Club's July 2022 Pick Dives Into The Mysterious Death Of A Reality Star

In Kellye Garrett's book "Like A Sister," a woman attempts to find out what really happened to her celebrity sister.

By Becca van Sambeck
A book cover of Like A Sister by author Kellye Garrett

Oxygen Book Club highlights books in the crime sphere each month and features exclusive interviews, guided discussions, and more.

When it comes to selecting reads, Oxygen Book Club typically goes for nonfiction books in the true crime realm. But in the dead of summer, sometimes we want to dive into something a little more appropriate for the beach — which is why "Like A Sister" by Kellye Garrett is our Book Club pick for July 2022. Warning: This juicy and twisty mystery will be impossible to put down whether you read it while lounging on the sand or curling up in an air-conditioned room this summer.

"Like A Sister" is about the shocking death of a disgraced Black reality TV star named Desiree Pierce. While police say Desiree, who was found dead on a Bronx playground the morning after her 25th birthday party, overdosed, her estranged half-sister, Lena Scott, suspects the truth is more sinister. Nothing about the story adds up for her — so she decides to investigate in an attempt to find justice for her sister. Dark family secrets, shocking twists and turns, and peeks into the glitzy world of celebrity abound in this riveting and jaw-dropping book.

Don't just take our word for it. “Equal parts charm and heartbreak, with razor-sharp insights on class, race, and family," raved author Laura Lippman, while another writer, Alyssa Cole, described it as “crackling . . . One of those books that's best prepared for ahead of time, because once you pick it up, it will be difficult to put down.” 

Read along with Oxygen Book Club, and keep an eye out for our video interviews with the author, as well as guided discussion questions. Happy reading!

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