“We all have to carry the consequences of our own actions, no matter how heavy they are. I know that better than anyone.”
― Louise Jensen, The Sister
I had my eye on The Sister for a while, and what very excited to be approved for a copy on NetGalley! The book took me nearly a month to finish, however that has far less to do with its plot than with the fact that I still struggle a little with ebooks, and I tend to read only short bits at a time, because the kindle strains my eyes far more than paper. Anyway...
The book did get my attention from the start, and even though I read it slowly, the story really stayed in my mind, so I never had to go back because I had forgotten parts, which I think is a good sign. The story follows Grace, jumping from past to present, as the plot unfolds. We meet Charlie, her best childhood friend, but right away, it is clear something very wrong happened in the past, and that the effects of that event are seeing into Grace's life in the present. I tend to enjoy these time jump chapters, and Jensen did them well. I don't want to give away too much of the plot, but it unravels quite cleverly, and thought I had certain suspicions from the start, which were essentially confirmed by the end, there were lots of twists and turns I definitely did not expect. I liked Grace, and felt she was well drawn out and real. This book will definitely appeal to fans of psychological thriller and readers who like work by Elizabeth Haynes, Angela Marsons or Claire Seeber.
I think this is Jensen's debut, and I really commend her for this strong first work. I really look forward to seeing what she comes up with in the future!
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley and have written what I believe is a fair and fitting review. Thanks!