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We Were Sisters: An absolutely gripping psychological thriller Kindle Edition
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- File size : 1419 KB
- Publication date : August 8, 2019
- Print length : 308 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : Bookouture (August 8, 2019)
- ASIN : B07RSB413T
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #108,921 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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She grew up in a home in which she was all but ignored by her parents who went out of their way to treat the foster kids who entered and exited their lives better. These chapters are the Kelly Then ones and written with an omniscient writer.
The chapters about her life are the Kelly now ones, in which she narrates and you learn about her husband and three kids. She’s mostly happy and yet anxious ridden about things stemming from the foster sister she was closest to - one who stayed with her family twice and then tragically died.
The book is full of secrets and when someone keeps giving her strange signs related to her sister she starts wondering if someone is out to hurt her family or if she’s delusional.
I couldn’t put this book down for the first 3/4. At the end it lost me. I did want to learn more about why her parents treated her so differently and who was behind the things happening to her. Yet, the answers make little sense. The reason her parents were so cold to her rang false. The reason for the person behind the scenes made even less sense especially how eerie some of them were vs. the motivation. With the letdown of the ending it will be book I’ll remember, but not for the right reasons. Still the engrossing 3/4 earns it a 4 star overall.
Top reviews from other countries
I enjoyed the Brighton and Sussex setting and the sinister image of the Gemini Tree will stay with me for sometime. Clarke's writing is taut and fast-paced, immersing you in Kelly's dilemmas. I had theories but didn't guess the biggest reveal, which is always a treat.
We Were Sisters is an atmospheric, gripping story about the darker sides of relationships and friendships. What happened to Kelly as a teenager haunts her as an adult and sets up traumatic repercussions for her twin daughters.
If you enjoy reading then We Were Sisters, I'd also highly recommend Clarke's debut What She Saw - another tight psychological thriller.
Looking forward to the author’s next title!
Kelly has suffered a lack of love from her parents, the only excitement in her life the arrival of a new sibling. With so many foster kids coming and going, you start to wonder why her mum and dad can’t find a little more room in their hearts for her… that is until a mysterious girl called Freya arrives. Pale skinned and mute, she is an enigma, a girl you desperately want to know more about. There is something strange, almost creepy about this girl, a child who is delicate, damage and scarred. Once she entered the story I could not turn the pages fast enough… but as a teenager she grows ever more manipulative and cruel…
Between episodes, you get snippets of Kelly’s real life. No surprise she is on edge, given she's been starved of love yet pushes away the one person who gives her unconditional love and that person is her husband. But as panic sets in, more and more clues reveal that someone is trying to get in contact; the horoscopes for example (Freya is a Gemini). This is a classic case of someone’s past catching up with them and I could not wait to see where the story was going. Captivating, heartbreaking and loaded with psychological suspense this is a book that leaves you gagging for answers.
Kelly never felt loved by her parents but she had a bond with Freya. Kelly is now married to Mitch with twin girls and a baby boy.
The book flicks between Kelly when she was a child and as an adult.
I found the character of Kelly quite annoying. She seemed incapable of just explaining anything to anyone! Her “lovely husband” also seemed to be anything but!
I found the ending quite predictable and found the book dragged on quite a lot. It could have been punchier and shorter.
I was left wanting to know more about Freya’s life, which was barely covered.
Overall, it was an ok read. It wasn’t the best I have read this year; not the worst either! The story was good overall. If you aren’t good at guessing twists then you might have a few surprises in store.