The Good Sister

Lindsey Bains Johanson has spent her entire life practicing the art of denial. She was always the obedient, perfect daughter of General Travis Bains, until she learned of the atrocities he committed against her own sister. Now, free of her father, she has become the perfect wife. A lifetime of training has enabled her to keep quiet about anything and everything, including the monster her husband becomes behind closed doors.

Circumstances allow her to take an unprecedented vacation, which she uses to visit her sister in Washington State, clear across the country from her home in Arlington, Virginia. Free of her husband’s presence, she starts to step out of the confines he keeps her shackled in. With the help of veterinarian Noah Clark, she learns that she doesn’t have to be so good or obedient. But she also knows that the woman she is becoming is someone her husband will never allow her to be.

When her husband eventually comes for her, she goes home without telling anyone the secret she has kept at the expense of her mind and body. But this time things go too far; and only then does Noah discover what she has hidden for years. But Lindsey knows that nothing will stop her husband from destroying her, no matter how long it takes.

***PLEASE be warned that all titles contain EXPLICIT profanity, sex, mature content matter and often mild violence. Recommended for Mature Audiences ONLY.***


“You deny whatever you are. I can’t figure out why. But I know you do.”
“I just accept what I am.”
“No, you accept what Elliot says you are.”
His eyes stayed on her and he stepped forward, half a step. Slowly. Her back was leaning into her car door.
“I accept what is my life.”
“It doesn’t have to be that way.”
She gasped. Did he actually say that? No, no way. She heard him wrong. His blue eyes stared into hers. His body heat singed her. A dizzy, crazy, spiral of images filled her head. Why did he say that? What could it mean? He moved his hand down until he was cupping her jaw, and held her still. His eyes were on her mouth and her heart started pounding. It was going to burst from her chest. Her breaths came in weak, shallow spurts. Her legs trembled. No. No. Noah could not mean to kiss her. If Elliot ever knew, he’d rip her guts out. He’d beat her into a pulpy, untouchable mess. He’d kill her. He would. She knew he would. He promised her so. She had to breathe. She was dizzy and felt like she was going to pass out. Breathe deeper. In and out. But… that didn’t work. Her lips parted and she raised onto her toes just slightly towards him. Just enough.

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“As much of this is a romance novel, the reality of the story is true to this day. Hats off to the writer incorporating real life issues into a romance story. ABSOLUTELY fabulous.” –Dena, Goodreads Reviewer


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“To say that Leanne Davis is a great writer is a huge understatement. The amount of pure raw emotion she can evoke with her words and stories is just astounding. I am in awe of her talent. I love reading the words she puts on the pages, because they are more than just words, they are a true story!!!”


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“The Good Sister is about domestic abuse and how one woman, Lindsey is able to have the strength to break free of it. It is courageous, heart-breaking, and in definite need of tissues…”


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