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Claire: Intelligent, loyal, paranoid, jealous.
Claire thinks Alice is a manipulative liar who is trying to steal her life.
Alice thinks Claire is jealous of her long-lost return and place in their family.
One of them is telling the truth. The other is a maniac.
Two sisters. One truth.
Sister Sister by Sue Fortin is a fast paced psychological thriller. I was so excited to get an ARC of the book from NetGalley that I ended up dropping everything else (bookwise) to read this one. The book begins with one of the sisters admitted in hospital after an accident but no details are given about what happened or who else was involved. This sets the pace for the rest of the story with the questions piling-up through the chapters and the suspense growing with each page.
Sister Sister by Sue Fortin tells the story of two sisters, Clare and Alice who were separated when they were kids and ended up spending most of their lives apart. They later reconnect after twenty years but the excitement is short-lived as strange events start taking place and everything start going wrong almost immediately. This story moves pretty fast with so much happening that I found myself totally engrossed in it. I mean, how could a family reunion go so terribly wrong?
Clare is the main narrator. As the story progresses, there quite a number of things that start happening around her especially as far as Alice is concerned. She starts becoming obsessed with unraveling the mystery and figuring out her sister. However, her obsession starts getting out of hand hence heightening the tension in the book. What I liked most about Clare’s narration is that it was hard to tell what was real and what wasn’t. At some point, it seemed like she was losing her mind. Everyone around her seemed to think so anyway. I started to doubt her actions and some of the things she did seemed quite reckless. At the same time, it was hard to completely figure out Alice. At some point, she seemed like the liar and the crazy one but I just couldn’t figure it all out at first. I haven’t been this suspicious about two characters in a while. I kept shifting between the two sisters trying to find out who was lying and about what exactly and why.
I was able to predict one of the main twists in the book fairly early. However, the author still managed to surprise me with more twists and revelations along the way. There is no way that I could have predicted the end. The final twist was thrilling and I think the author did an amazing job building up to it.
Sister Sister by Sue Fortin is a brilliant psychological thriller with suspense right from the first page. The book is well paced, engrossing and very well-written. It’s the kind of book that will have you suspecting everyone. It’s a story about family, lies and secrets. I definitely recommend this one to all fans of psychological thrillers.
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