Book Review: Sister


Have you ever read a book that's bought tears to your eyes? In public?  On a very crowded train carriage? Yes? Well alright then, -I'm not the only sap in the land.  It was one morning, I found myself sitting next to complete strangers, blindly wiping tears away.  This action drew a few sideward glances from my travelling companions, but mostly eye-avoidance.  Which pleased me anyway.  I'm not a fan of any transport system except my own, but driving in London is almost a weekend sport really.  I should mention that London is also the setting for the book that made me cry that morning.  Be warned now, there are spoilers from here on in.

Sister is the debut thriller by Rosamund Lupton, it's a story about two sisters, -both very different, Tess is the prettier, younger, outgoing one who lives in London, and Bee, of course is the rather plain, serious, older version -living in Manhattan with her equally dull fiance'.  It's during a Sunday lunch that serious Bee receives a call from her mother informing her that free spirited Tess is missing, and from that point, we are taken on her journey to find said sister.  I found the initial chapters difficult to settle into, however after the third one, I finally understood the writing style.  I'm not sure its everyone's cup of tea, and Bee's voice is very straightforward, however I did like her.  Now, although Tess' body is found early in the book, the mystery as to how she died, where and why draws you in.  From the comfort of Bee's side, you get to meet and watch several characters unravel, and that's when I really started to enjoy the book.  It's definitely worth a read, and I recommend it to anyone who likes mysteries and family dramas, but a word of caution, -don't expect a big twist,  I saw it coming quite early, it could be my own writerly mind at work though I doubt it.  This is a tale of a young woman rediscovering the importance of family love and loving her own self, and there are a few heart-breaking moments, or maybe I am just a sap.  I hope not.  

Sister can be found on Amazon.com, and you can find Rosamund Lupton here.  




  

Comments

  1. I'm particularly partial to well-told stories about sisters. Hadn't heard of this book but now I will definitely check it out!

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  2. Hi Liz, it's worth a read definitely! ;-)

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  3. This one sounds good to me, too. I'm heading over to Amazon and will probably put it on my list of books to read. Thanks!
    Ann Best, Author @ Long Journey Home

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  4. It's fun to have a book that draws you so strongly that you lose the sense of where you are- cry when your on the bus or laugh out loud on the train. I could have used a book like that yesterday while I waited for the bus for 20 minutes! :)

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  5. Oooh, this sounds so intriguing! I love books so powerful that you cry in public. I did that on a bus once (If I Stay by Gayle Forman).

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  6. I read this a couple of months ago. LOVED it. I can usually guess a plot twist at twenty paces, but I never saw this one coming.

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  7. Ann, you're welcome. Enjoy!

    Danette, most definitely, if there's a strong connection with what I'm reading, I'm usually a messy sap in the corner. Always good to have a book that evokes emotions methinks. ;-)

    Meredith, thank you! I will check out 'If I Stay' now.

    Donna, I enjoyed it too, guess I've an over active imagination especially when it comes to mysteries. ;-)

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  8. I've cried while reading, too. I love and hate those kinds of books! :-)

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  9. Thanks for a wonderful review of this book. I'm sure I would've been tearing up right next to you.

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  10. Hello fellow sap! Yes, I find myself blubbering over novels sometimes too. And sad movies.

    I hope I made it in time for the Friday night cocktail trolley:)

    Nice review. The story sounds good.

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  11. Thanks, Talei! Someone else mentioned that "Sisters" was a really good read. I enjoy a good mystery and sink into a book with heart. Looks like this one combines both. I'm late to the party and need to get a glass of wine!

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