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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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  • Patricia D. (Woodland Hills, CA)
    Searching for a Sister
    Sister, by Rosamund Lupton, is creatively and cleverly written using an internal monologue type of narrative to engage the reader. Beatrice, the older of the sisters tries to unravel the mystery behind the death of Tess, her younger sister. Beatrice says she knows Tess almost better than she does her own self and Tess would never have attempted to kill herself. There is little action in the story, but the reader is still drawn along through the scenes that are developed mentally as Beatrice unfolds the tale of Tess's artistic life at college. Even though the characters are not described in detail, Lupton allows the reader to make the characters come to life in their own mind. At one point, the reader eventually questions the sanity of both sisters! This is not the kind of thriller/mystery that is commonplace, graphic, or scary. The last fifty pages holds all the secrets and the reader is held in suspense until the book is finished. If you're looking for something a little different, Sister will be the book that is waiting for you.
  • Pam (Cherry Hill, NJ)
    It's easy to understand what the hype is all about -- this book is extremely well-written and the plot really keeps you turning the pages! (Reminds me in some ways of a Kate Atkinson mystery or a book I read years ago called Going East about someone whose sibling also died in London.) Some of the twists are a bit contrived and a few scenes later in the book a little cliche but generally a very worthwhile read.
  • Deborah D. (Old Forge, NY)
    An author to keep in mind
    Overall I found this book a good read. The relationship between the two sisters was
    well written and enviable. The mystery was well kept but at times a bit confusing. The ending a surprise but not finished enough for my taste.
  • Linda G. (Walnut Creek, CA)
    A Sister's Intuition
    Rosamund Lupton's new book The Sister is a compelling, gothic-like thriller. But it is also an accomplished study of the bond between sisters, the innate knowledge this narrator has that her own sisters' death was not suicide, as the authorities believe, but that she must have been murdered. The determination and perseverance she employed is laid out in the form of a letter to her dead sister. This allegiance, and the surviving sister's grief are beautifully portrayed, making this twisting, gripping story something unique and special.

    Being a book group coordinator for an indie bookstore, I see "Sister" becoming a book club favorite.
  • Eileen F. (Drexel Hill, PA)
    A letter to Tess
    This was a gripping page turner written in a style that propelled you forward. The storyteller engaged you with enough details to keep you wanting more. The shared history of siblings can be strong and comforting.
  • Robyn N. (Highland Village, TX)
    Although I enjoyed the book, there was too much fluff. It could've been told in far fewer words. I thought the character development was good and the ending was somewhat of a surprise....a little predictable but it was still good.
  • Krista (Grayslake, IL)
    Sisters - a bit disappointed
    I was looking forward to this book, as I am very close to my sisters and thought the premise of one sister seeking justice for her murdered sister would be a compelling read. The book started strongly, and really kept my interest, but about half-way thru, it started slowing down and lost me. Some of the characters just didn't seem believable, I didn't totally finish the book, but skimmed the end to see Who Done It, and was disappointed in the ending. I did find the subject matter to be interesting, just sort of lost steam along the way.

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