The author is a lawyer, main character, Bennie, is a lawyer. She is cold and pretty unlikable. Too tough. This book is about her family, dying mother, missing father, twin sister she didn't know she had. Plot is a little hard to follow. Lots of vague references and very little detail. Bennie learns that family isn't about blood connections but about commitment, love, blah blah blah. Her real family is her boyfriend, her dog, and her staff.