“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’s home.
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.
I have to say that I am literally gob smacked that this is the authors debut novel. I mean, to be able to write a story that is woven with so many twists and turns has got to be quite an achievement on it’s own, but to be able to get it spot on in your very first novel? Well that is exactly what Louise Jensen has gone and done.
The Sister is literally full of mystery and suspense that constantly has the reader trying to guess in between the lines.
Grace and Charlie were the best of friends and living out of each others pockets growing up. When Charlie dies, Grace really struggles to carry on with her life as she has so many unanswered questions. The friendship between Grace and Charlie was really great to read, they are very close and through the author I could also very much feel the sense of loss and sadness that surrounds Grace after Charlie’s death.
The story flicks between the past and present which really draws the reader into the whole storyline, so much so that I felt so connected with Grace and everything that was going on around her, that I felt like I was going slightly mad with all the horrible things that seemed to keep happening to her.
When Anna turns up in Graces life, I was really wary. She just seems to good to be true and around the same time everything in Graces life starts to take a very dark and sinister turn.
It’s very obvious that all isn’t as it seems, but boy, when Grace does get to the bottom of everything that is going on, it certainly took me by surprise!
The Sister is a wonderfully dark and sinister read that had me hooked from start to finish and I can’t wait to see what else the author has in store for us readers in the future.
Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.
The Sister is out on the 7th of July and available to purchase from Amazon.