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A Novel

by Rosamund Lupton

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Sister by Rosamund Lupton
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  • Published Jun 2011
    336 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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  • Mary Ellen (Canfield, OH)
    Sister is an intriguing mystery which combines an unusual writing approach, a well-planned plot, and absorbing insights into family relationships and grief. It is a well-written, stylish novel with enough twists and clues presented in shifts of time and details to keep the reader intrigued as the plot develops. I found it to be a fast read and fortunately so, for I did not want to put it down.
  • Lisa E. (Cincinnati, OH)
    More about Families than Crime
    This novel is a meditation on families more than a murder mystery. Unobtrusively written sort of in the second person, as a letter addressed to the narrator's murdered sister, the novel explores the dynamics among a family that had been shattered years ago by the death of a brother and now is facing the murder of a sister. The murder mystery itself is a little far-fetched but well within belief. The novel is well-written and compelling.
  • Kimberly B. (Atlanta, GA)
    Unbroken Bonds Make Great Stories!
    Rosamund Lupton is a brilliant author who uses vivid imagery and emphasis on human emotion to lure the reader! Through the main character Beatrice, Lupton displays impenetrable bonds of blood and love and their powerful affects on the human mind in terms of sanity.

    This is a suspenseful story of the persistent unshakeable love of a sister that can't be daunted even by the bonds of death.

    Plain and simple, this book is a good read! Perfect for book clubs!
  • Meera (Ma)
    a moving thriller
    When I started this book, I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it. The book is written in the perspective of the main character talking directly to her missing sister and brings up a lot of anecdotes from the past while still in the present. I found it hard to keep track of what is happening. However, once I became accustomed to the unique narrative style, I was drawn into the story. I had to know what happened to the missing sister. They mystery was attention grabbing and was not easy to figure out. I found the main character to be deeply faceted. This book would appeal to readers who like mysteries and/or thrillers. I think the author did a fine job with her first novel. I could not give this the highest rating because I think her writing needed some polishing, especially in the beginning of the novel. But I would definitely read her next novel.
  • Rebecca J. (Knoxville, TN)
    Sister by Lupton
    I looked forward to reading this book as I am a big fan of psychological thrillers. This is the story of Beatrice who cannot believe her sister Tess has committed suicide even though that is the police finding. Beatrice decides to investigate. The story kept you guessing "who done it" until the end and was well written, if a bit unbelievable in spots. I would definitely read another book by this author.
  • Marta T. (Lafayette, CA)
    Poignant mystery in unusual style
    This story is a letter to a beloved sister. The narrator, Bea, describes her search for the truth behind her sister's disappearance, which becomes linked with a pregnancy and apparent suicide. The immediacy of the telling is subtly layered, focusing on the history of the sisters' bond to understand present events, which are relayed in three close time periods: the first, Bea's observation of the investigation; the second, her retelling of events to a lawyer; and the third, the drafting of the letter. Sister is a suspenseful mystery touching on devotion, betrayal, self-absorption, madness, and above all, grief.
  • Dorothy M. (Owatonna, MN)
    Creatively written in letter form to her sister Tess. Even after Tess's body is found, Bee continues as if she is talking with her sister. Therefore,not only do we learn about her search for the murderer, but we learn about both sisters' lives.

    Fascinating, suspenseful, and for once in my life, there was a surprise ending that completely shocked and fooled me. I loved it.

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