This is truly great twisty psychological thriller. The twists kept coming right to the last page.
Sister, Sister’ by Sue Fortin is a truly absorbing psychological thriller. It is full of action, tension and shocking twists and turns, right up to the very last chapter. The storytelling is wonderfully involving and the characters within the story are skilfully developed, but with secrets and issues of their own which greatly impact on the story. It’s a thrilling, detailed cleverly plotted and carefully executed story, giving hugely exciting and unexpected cliff-hangers. I have no hesitation in recommending this as a very good read within this genre. It’s a 9/10 for me
About The Book
Alice: Beautiful, kind, manipulative, liar.
Clare: Intelligent, loyal, paranoid, jealous.
Clare thinks Alice is a manipulative liar who is trying to steal her life.
Alice thinks Clare is jealous of her long-lost return and place in their family.
One of them is telling the truth. The other is a maniac. Two sisters. One truth.
Quotes from SISTER SISTER
It took the American authorities nearly a week to find Alice, and then another four days to confirm her identity through DNA testing. The grave, as the officer referred to the shallow trough in the ground where Alice was found, was in the middle of a particularly dense part of the area, several metres away from the trail. Walkers, tourists, horse riders and beach- goers had all passed within a stone’s throw of Alice, but not one had noticed her. It makes me sad and guilty that I was so close to her and never knew it.
“Well, it’s been a long time. You don’t know each other as adults. Sometimes these reunions don’t always work out the way we expect.’ ‘You sound very negative about her.’ I move from his embrace and begin undressing. I always look forward to getting out of the skirt and blouse of my working day and into my comfy tracky bottoms and T-shirt
The plot in this is fabulous, it’s gripping and you will be well fooled by much of it. Expect the unexpected! Characters that really pop and have depth. Some you will love, some you will hate and you might fluctuate on that more than once just like me😁
This book is exceptionally well written, features characters with depth, and a plot line that truly intrigued me. This really is a page turner of a book that kept me guessing right up to the very end. Narrated from a single POV.
So, we have a story revolving around two sisters, Claire and Alice, who are reunited after twenty years apart. Alice was abducted by their dad to live in Australia and, after years of trying to find her, the search was abandoned. Claire even paid for private detectives, but no information was found. So, after twenty years, Alice contacts Claire and her mother, following the death of her father, and she eventually comes back to England. What we the get is a roller coaster of a psychological thriller, as Claire recounts the story of what happened to her.
The central themes in this book are those of betrayal, family and trust. Ultimately for me I kept asking myself the question, can I trust Claire? Is she a reliable narrator? We just don’t know. As the story is told in first person narrative, all we have to go on is her word, and this is what makes the story so exciting. I will admit to the fact that I didn’t really like her. I really did not trust what she had to tell me, but I was fascinated by her and her unique story, and I needed to read on to try and find out what had happened to her.
This is also an incredibly uncomfortable read, in the sense that we hear from Claire when she is troubled, and at her most vulnerable. It was hard to be so close to this character when I knew she was suffering. At certain points I did wonder if she was heading for a nervous breakdown.
I read this pretty much in one seating. A compelling read that kept me on the edge of my seat the whole way through. The story itself was nail-biting and kept me hooked right from the very beginning. My heart was racing with every page that I read. I loved the characters.
Although I guessed the circumstances surrounding Alice halfway through the book, the other twists and turns I certainly didn’t see coming! I loved the way the book panned out.
I will just add that what I found so extraordinarily clever about this book was the way in which Claire’s family dynamics changed throughout the developing story, with the changes being so subtle that you don’t realise they are happening. I particularly enjoyed reading about the relationship between Claire and her artist husband, Luke, a character who I really liked. I almost forgot at times that I was reading a personal account from a woman who was a successful lawyer, mother and wife, her character throughout the course of the book changes so much, she is altered because of Alice, or is it because of her feelings towards Alice?
So who do we trust? Who is telling the truth? Claire or Alice? I really had no idea, not until the very end, that’s how good this book is. ‘I would definitely recommend this if you love psychological thrillers’