Review: The Sister by Louise Jensen
Expected publication: July 7th, 2016 by Bookouture.
“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. (Goodreads)
This story hooked me right from the beginning. I immediately wanted to continue reading to find out what happened and why. This isn’t a thriller trying to figure out who the bad guy is. I think it is fairly obvious to the reader who is responsible for all the terrible things happening to Grace in this case. Grace is oblivious though. There was always a question of “why” in the back of my mind. That is what propels this story forward.
What blew me away was finding out that this is Jensen’s debut. I hope she is working on something else because I’ll be sure to read it.
Also, I felt a little silly with the huge clue the author gave me right from the start that I apparently ignored. It goes on sale this summer on Kindle for only 99 cents. Pick it up.
A huge thank you to NetGalley for providing me with this uncorrected advanced review copy. I received this title in exchange for an honest review.