I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Sisters by Claire Douglas
Pages: 384 pages
One lied. One died.
When one sister dies, the other must go to desperate lengths to survive
After a tragic accident, still haunted by her twin sister’s death, Abi is making a fresh start in Bath. But when she meets siblings Bea and Ben, she is quickly drawn into their privileged and unsettling circle.
When one sister lies, she must protect her secret at all costs
As Abi tries to keep up with the demands of her fickle friends, strange things start to happen – precious letters go missing and threatening messages are left in her room. Is this the work of the beautiful and capricious Bea? Or is Abi willing to go to any lengths to get attention?
When the truth outs, will either sister survive?
Abi is trying to recover from a breakdown after her twin sister, Lucy’s death. It’s not easy because she “sees” Lucy everywhere she goes. One day while sitting in a cafe – she sees “Lucy” again and decides to face her. Thank goodness for her sanity it’s not Lucy, but someone named Beatrice. Abi takes Beatrice up on her offer and attends the art show she is having at her house. It’s not long before Abi & Beatrice becomes fast friends.
Beatrice is so smitten with Abi – she asks Abi to move in with her.
Reread the sentence above… I’ll wait!!
I knew my husband for two years before he suggested we move in together. It took me two weeks to give him my decision.
So when Beatrice asked Abi to live with her – I screamed – “Abi, Think about it.” Then I put myself in Abi’s shoes. Abi lives alone – works as a freelance reporter (when she wants to take assignments) – and spend most of her days reliving the events that led up to Lucy’s death. Also, Beatrice said Abi can live with her rent free. That’s a great incentive to move in with friends.
Beatrice doesn’t live alone. Living with her is her twin brother, Ben, and a few of Bea’s artist friends. Beatrice does have one rule – No fraternizing with roommates. That doesn’t stop the sparks from flying between Abi & Beatrice’s brother, Ben.
Once Abi moves in the house – the “games” begin. Friends become enemies – enemies becomes friends. Does Beatrice know more about Abi than she is letting on? What secrets is Beatrice hiding? What secrets is Abi hiding? The two of them have more in common than they know?
The Sisters is a riveting psychological thriller that will send chills up your spine. The plot is well-written, the characters are flawed, and the twists and turns will have you questioning everything you thought you knew about these characters. The suspense oozes from every page. You won’t know who to trust!!
Bravo to you, Claire Douglas!!
This has to be one of the hardest book reviews I had to write. There is so much I want to say but I fear I may reveal a spoiler or two. I fell in love with this book before I read one written word. The book cover was the first thing that caught my attention a few months ago. The cover is beautiful and haunting. I avoided reading the complete synopsis because I wanted to get lost in the story and form my own opinions.
***I do have to mention that story takes place in Bath, so I enjoyed adding new words to my vocabulary.***
It has been more than 24 hours since I turned the last page and this story is still haunting me.
A Special Thanks to my friends at Harper Collins for giving me an advanced reader copy.