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The Sister: A psychological thriller with a brilliant twist you won't see coming Paperback – July 5, 2016
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'OMG I love this ... one corker of a psychological thriller which which ticked all the boxes for me giving it an easy 5 stars'Chelle’s Book Reviews
‘I was gripped to The Sister from the first page until the very end. I thought I had it all worked out until I was proven sooo wrong.’ Robert Bryndza
‘I could not put this book down. I neglected all the house work and put off cooking dinner until I was finished … I loved every page.’ Renee Reads
‘My eyes were racing down the pages … had me guessing right up to the very end and I had tears in my eyes as I relived Charlie's last moments … exceptional … It's an addictive page-turner that begs time and again for just one more chapter until the whole book has been devoured and thoroughly enjoyed.’ The Book Magnet
‘Wow! What an amazing debut novel! Full of intense twists! Fantastic book to start off summer reading! Highly recommend.’ 5* Loud and Proud Book Junkie
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The novel centers on Grace, who just lost her best friend (Charlie) at 25 years old. Grace connects with a young woman claiming to be Charlie's sister, but not everything is as it seems. Weird accidents begin happening and there's some weird events in both Grace and Charlie's past. The book switches between that past (chapters marked "Then") and the present ("Now"), slowly revealing the story of the young women's tragic lives.
I don't want to give away too much, but i will say that the book's main mystery is not the "who," it's the "why." And it's a great, twisted story.
As much as I loved the book, it took a couple of chapters to get into it. But stick with it, it's worth it. Also, be prepared for lots of British slang.
There's also some open-ended plot threads at the end that I'm hoping the author follows up on. Though I don't know how a sequel would play out, with the main storylines wrapped up so tightly.
Bottom line: Just go get this book. Yesterday.
*I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
Grace thinks she may be going crazy. Or is she? She feels like someone is constantly watching her and she swears she keeps seeing a red car behind her. In her grief stricken state after the devastating loss of her best friend Charlie, Grace isn’t actually sure about anything. She is extremely innocent thinking and naïve, yet I still found myself caring about her. There is a vulnerability and tenderness surrounding Grace that tugged at my heart strings. She has very childlike qualities, especially in the scenes with her absolutely precious grandparents. Her boyfriend Dan, while so annoying to me, was very protective of Grace and I can see why. She has that air about her, as if she’s always a bit of a damsel in distress, moments away from needing to be saved.
Lexie is Charlie’s train wreck of a mother. My god how I loathed this woman throughout many parts of this book. She’s a cruel drunk, but although there were relatively few times I felt sympathy towards her, I admit I did. Her life hasn’t been easy. Then there is Anna, Charlie’s long lost sister. From the minute she was introduced she gave me a single white female vibe. I mentioned Dan earlier, and I really wanted to like him. I can’t. I don’t wanna say much more about these characters as it would spoil the plot twists, however if you’re anything like me you won’t trust any of them for a second.
The suspense in this book is a slow build up and I was playing guessing games the entire time that Grace’s life was torn apart and ruined. I made many incorrect guess along the way but that thrills me! Quite proud of myself for having things all figured out, then whoops totally wrong. Onto the next theory.
If you like an intense psychological thriller, give this book a try. A few times over the past couple of days while reading this I had to look over my own shoulder to make sure I was not being watched. Always a good sign of a suspenseful thriller if I feel this way!