Book Review: Sister

Sister by Rosamund Lupton

The blurb: Nothing can break the bond between sisters …When Beatrice gets a frantic call in the middle of Sunday lunch to say that her younger sister, Tess, is missing, she boards the first flight home to London. But as she learns about the circumstances surrounding her sister’s disappearance, she is stunned to discover how little she actually knows of her sister’s life – and unprepared for the terrifying truths she must now face. The police, Beatrice’s fiance and even their mother accept they have lost Tess but Beatrice refuses to give up on her. So she embarks on a dangerous journey to discover the truth, no matter the cost.

My review:
Sister is a tense, psychological thriller, with a strong narrative voice. The characterisation of Beatrice is very effective, I warmed to her immediately and this book is as much about relationships as the horrific crime that has drawn the protagonists together.

Lupton really knows how to ratchet up the suspense. I spent the entirety of this novel trying to guess who the murderer was, I made a successful guess about five chapters from the end which was disappointing but nevertheless, Rosamund Lupton kept me guessing until nearly the end!

Sister is a slow build, if you’re into crime books that slash and stab this won’t be one for you. All the bricks of the crime are cleverly and slowly laid into the framework, told from Beatrice’s point of view. There are some clever twists at the end, and all in all this book kept me hooked.

7.5 out of 10 stars! *******.5

BUY ME! Sister

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