The Sister by Louise Jensen #bookreview #paperbackpublicationday

“I did something terrible Grace. I hope you can forgive me …”

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’shome.

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?

A compelling, gripping psychological thriller perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train, I Let You Go, and The Girl With No Past.

Paperback edition – out today! August 24th 2017

Amazon UK   £7.99 – shop online and support your local bookstore   £7.25


The Sister will be available in Asda, Sainsbury’s and WH Smith from 24th and in Tesco from September 7th.


I received a copy of this via NetGalley and the publishers in return for a fair and honest review last year – and it is one of those books that stays on your mind so happy to share this review today as it is released into the world in paperback form!

A gripping and thrilling debut novel from an author who clearly has a very exciting future ahead if this story is anything to go by! It was one of those books that you can’t stop thinking about even when you’re not reading it!!

Grace falls apart when her BFF Charlie dies and this story is a clever combination of the Now and Then so we get to see how they first meet, and how the death affects Grace and all those around her.

Her childhood wasn’t a pleasant time and she ends up living with her grandparents to try and have a normal childhood and she meets Charlie at school. They grow up together and are there for all those childhood and teenage years and all the fun, and stresses, that they bring. They even bury a memory box together and when Grace notices a pink envelope in there, Charlie refuses to let her open it then and says it can wait for the future and they can open it together – Charlies’ death pushes Grace to opening it and she soon finds out that there was a lot about Charlie she didn’t know. And what a journey we go on finding out the secrets and deceptions!

There are a number of complex characters that we meet throughout this book and they all have their good and bad points so you often find yourself changing your mind over who you feel sympathy for, and who not to trust! And this is the beauty of this ever evolving story as the more that is revealed, the more the reader gets sucked in to the twists and turns and the tension never seems to drop for one second!

And the pace picks up even more towards the end and you live every terrifying moment! Full of clever plot lines that combine so well, it was an absolute treat, albeit a scary one, to read!! Highly recommended!!



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