‘When I saw your strand of hair I knew that grief is love turned into an eternal missing.’
Beatrice lives in New York, and her sister Tess lives in London. When Tess goes missing, Beatrice jets over to the UK to help the search to find her missing sister.
Slowly Beatrice begins to find out more and more about her sister’s life, discovering secrets that she kept hidden from her family. Refusing to believe the conclusions that the police are coming to, Beatrice continues her own investigation of Tess’ disappearance and unearths some terrifying truths.
The style of this book is similar to that of SJ Watson’s Before I go to Sleep. I was surprised to discover that Sister is actually shelved under Fiction rather than Crime; it is a psychological thriller full of suspense with numerous clever twists and turns leading to a shocking conclusion.
It is Rosamund Lupton’s first novel, but surprisingly I much preferred it to her second novel Afterwards. Sister is far more compelling and relatable, and I found myself racing through the pages. Her writing is packed with emotion, and she goes above and beyond to show the bonds between the characters she creates. I loved the determination and defiance in Beatrice; so lifelike, so believable, so very human.
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