The Stolen Sisters by Louise Jensen @Fab_fiction @HQstories

The Stolen Sisters is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an Amazon affiliate link)

Book Description:

Sisterhood binds them. Trauma defines them. Will secrets tear them apart?

Leah’s perfect marriage isn’t what it seems but the biggest lie of all is that she’s learned to live with what happened all those years ago. Marie drinks a bit too much to help her forget. And Carly has never forgiven herself for not keeping them safe.
Twenty years ago The Sinclair Sisters were taken. But what came after their return was far worse. Can a family ever recover, especially when not everyone is telling the truth…?

My Thoughts:

A story that flicks from past to present with the present chapters mainly told from the point of view of Leah.

The one thing that I was envious of with these characters is the bond between the sisters when they were younger. Carly the older sister is half sister to the twins Marie and Leah. Even though a typical teen, it’s obvious how much she cares for her sisters. Even more so when they are abducted. She will do whatever to protect them.

In the present, it was sad to see how much this previous incident has affected their lives. As much as I had every empathy for Leah especially, I couldn’t help but feel for her husband George when he has had years of her dealing with different mental health issues. These worsen when it gets nearer to the anniversary of their abduction with the press still hounding them for new information.

This author is a wonderful storyteller. I was gripped from the first page, desperate to know what had happened to the girls in the past as well as the strange things happening in the present. Whilst this is every bit a story of psychological suspense, it went deeper than that. These girls/women stole a piece of my heart and I felt bereft when it came to the end knowing I wouldn’t be reading about them anymore.

The Stolen Sisters was so many things for me. It had me fully engaged and the mystery and suspense thrilled me. There are some jaw dropping twists and turns which bowled me over at what I was reading. I was so certain about some aspects only to be well and truly wrong. As thrilling and exciting as it was, it was also quite emotional and heart-breaking in places. Louise Jensen is a writer who knows how to get under your skin with her characters. It heightens the whole reading experience and this is another outstanding read from her.

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