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Reviewed in the United States on May 26, 2018
Had, Between Sisters, been classified as "Women's Fiction" I would have given it a miss. It's not my favorite genre. But I was looking for something to relax and pass the time with for several hours. The premise was promising, and it having been a NYT bestseller, had me downloading it to my kindle without much thought. I wish I didn't, especially as I'd read everything else on my kindle and was away from the net with hours to kill and only this novel. I am a woman, that doesn't mean I want to read about the dreary, everyday existence and doubts and hang-ups of other women (or even men, for that matter). I want fiction to take me to another fictional world that is different and thought provoking, and even fun. If Women's Fiction means dwelling on minutiae in a story that goes on and on without a pulse or heartbeat, then Between Sisters is it. Hannah employs some tired gimmicks to keep the reader slogging through, hoping desperately for something, anything at all, to happen, only to be rewarded by the gimmicks turning out completely predictably. I'm not going to go into more detail, in case someone hasn't read Between Sisters and wants to. I will recommend that you speed read/scan/even skip the first 70% to get an idea of the characters, because nothing actually happens before then.
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