“A Psychological Thriller with a brilliant twist you won’t see coming”
Blurb Extract: Grace hasn’t been the same since the death of her best friend Charlie. She is haunted by Charlie’s words, the last time she saw her, and in a bid for answers, opens an old memory box of Charlie’s. It soon becomes clear there was a lot she didn’t know about her best friend.
When Grace starts a campaign to find Charlie’s father, Anna, a girl claiming to be Charlie’s sister steps forward. For Grace, finding Anna is like finding a new family, and soon Anna has made herself very comfortable in Grace and boyfriend Dan’s home.
But something isn’t right. Things disappear, Dan’s acting strangely and Grace is sure that someone is following her. Is it all in Grace’s mind? Or as she gets closer to discovering the truth about both Charlie and Anna, is Grace in terrible danger?
There was nothing she could have done to save Charlie …or was there?
I had read a variety of reviews on this book prior to reading it with drastically different views on how the plot played out and the pace of the story.
The story alternates between the past and present and tells the story of how she met Charlie, how they became best friends and how she is coping after her best friends death.
It starts in the present. Grace goes to out to dig up a memory box that her and Charlie buried years before to find out what Charlie had put inside an envelope that was sealed inside the box. Once Grace opens it and realises charlie wanted to find her father she tries to locate him. In comes Anna , who claims to be Charlie’s half sister. Grace feels a connection with Anna, who claims she needs help with a new job and place to live. So she moves in with Grace and her boyfriend Dan, who isn’t best pleased about the who situation. Things go from bad to worse for Grace….
I enjoyed reading “The Sister”, however I do feel it was a very slow burner and although Louise Jensen has great story telling ability it did take a very long time to get to how Charlie died, and what she meant when she said “I did something terrible, Grace. I hope you can forgive me.”
If I am being truly honest it was kind of obvious to me how it was going to turn out, there wasn’t really any amazing twist. I didn’t really feel excited by this , which is a shame as the majority of reviews had been really positive.
I did find that I was glued to the book ( I read it all in about 7-8 hours) but It was more so because I wanted to it to get to the point and find out what this big secret was that lingered throughout the whole book.
I am a really impatient person so it may just be me but i do prefer a book that gets in to the nitty gritty a lot sooner.
All in all it was a fun book so i give it a 3 out of 5