Even If I Fall by Abigail Johnson

Check out the ebook on the library's Overdrive page. A year ago, Brooke Covington lost everything when her older brother confessed to the murder of his best friend. Since then Brooke and her family have become social pariahs, broken and unable to console one another. Brooke’s only solace remains the ice-skating rink, where she works but no longer lets herself dream about a future skating professionally.

Even if I Fall bookcoverThe only person who could possibly understand is the victims brother, Heath. They both need someone to talk to and no one else understands what it’s like. Her brother, alive but gone; his brother, dead but everywhere. But when a new secret comes out about the murder, Brooke has to choose whose pain she’s willing to live with—her family’s or Heath’s. Because she can’t heal one without hurting the other.

This book should have a warning label because it is a tear jerker that deals with some deep emotions. I've read several stories over the years about families who have lost a loved one to death, but here we see things through the eyes of the killer's family, not the victim's. A unique view on a horrible situations, with a huge twist that I would have liked a little more of an ending, but maybe that is the point, it's just the beginning of their stories.