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.
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"Starred Review. British author Lupton's unusual and searing debut is her heroine Beatrice Hemming's letter to her dead younger sister, Tess." - Publishers Weekly
"Starred Review. Lupton's remarkable debut novel is a masterful, superlative-inspiring success that will hook readers (and keep them guessing) from page one A chilling, gripping, tragic, heart-warming, life-affirming enigma of a story." Booklist
"Hitchcockian spookiness in this tale of two sisters. A skillfully wrought psychological thriller." - Kirkus Reviews
"Starred Review. Beautifully written with an unexpected twist at the end, this debut literary thriller was a bestseller in Britain and a Richard and Judy Book Club Pick. Thriller fans will eagerly await Lupton's next book." - Library Journal
"Lupton's crisp insights into grief and familial guilt are married to a confidently executed plot. Free from the genre's more mawkish excesses, Lupton's persuasive narrative voice is what keeps this classy debut on track." - The Independent (UK)
"Stunningly accomplished from first page to last, this is the most exciting debut thriller I've read all year. The suspense crackles, and the twists come thick and fast, but - more than that it has a touching poignancy that brings tears to your eyes Written with the power and panache of a young Daphne du Maurier, it's devastatingly good, and announces the arrival of a truly original talent." - Daily Mail (UK)
"Truly marvellous! As compelling as it is stylish, Sister exists in that rare place where crime fiction and literature coincide." - Jeffrey Deaver
"Intense and absorbing from the very first page, Sister is as much a tender exploration of the complicated, twisty, messy love between sisters, as it is an utterly gripping and compelling thriller... A haunting and accomplished debut." - Lisa Unger
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For years Rosamund Lupton has been a script writer for the BBC. She lives in London with her husband - a doctor - and two children. Sister is her debut novel. Visit her at rosamundlupton.com.
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