THE MURDERER’S DAUGHTERS. Randy Susan Meyers. St. Martin’s. 320 pages. $24.99.
The debut novel by Randy Susan Meyers — whose family hails from Miami — dives fearlessly into a tense and emotional story of two sisters anchored to one irreversible act of domestic violence. The narrative’s dual narrators, Lulu and her younger sister Merry Zachariah, become innocent casualties when, in a terrifying scene relayed from Lulu’s childhood perspective, their father murders their mother. Meyers painstakingly traces their lives to show just how much everyone else pays for that one act of violence.