Review: The Silent Sister by Shalini Boland @bookouture

silent sisterWhen Lizzy Beresford discovers a threatening letter addressed to her, the words on the old, tattered paper chill her to the bone. But who sent it? Living in pretty cottage in a quiet country village, Lizzy’s never made any enemies in her life…

Except her sister.

Lizzy hasn’t spoken to Emma in years. Not since the argument which tore their relationship apart. Would her sister really want to cause her harm after all this time?

As Lizzy receives more disturbing messages, she begins to doubt those closest to her – her boyfriend, her best friend, her neighbours.

Because the mystery sender seems to know everything about her. And after a series of malicious incidents, it’s clear they won’t stop until they’ve destroyed her life.

Lizzy knows she must confront her sister. But can she trust her? And will she realise the shocking truth, before it’s too late?


Shalini Boland always comes up with the most interesting premises. In this story, Lizzy has a stalker.  It all begins when a mysterious envelope lands in her house. She has no idea who left the envelope and the message is cryptic. Someone is obsessed with her and whoever it is, they have already been in her house! The stalking gets worse and more dangerous as the story progresses.

Once again, I couldn’t guess the identity of the baddie. I was just as clueless as Lizzy. I suspected everyone that she suspected plus the cat and other random strangers. Everyone! What I really liked about this story is the fact that the police were involved and for a change, they actually did believe the MC. Have you noticed that it doesn’t happen this way in thrillers? In most cases, nobody believes the MC. In this one, they all did but still, nobody had the answers.

The reveal ended up being surprising and I also like how and where it was done. The setting added to the mounting tension! The identity of the stalker and their motives was something that I would never have guessed.

As always, the author dropped the mother of all bombshells in the epilogue. Shalini’s epilogues are always jaw dropping. I remember getting to the end of the book when my heart started racing because I knew that a monster twist was coming and OMG, what a way to end an already suspenseful read.

The Silent Sister by Shailini Boland is  a fast-paced, twisty, compelling psychological thriller, perfect for all fans of this genre.

22 thoughts on “Review: The Silent Sister by Shalini Boland @bookouture

    1. Thanks Nikola. The book is quite suspenseful from the first page with a number of twists. However, the author always adds an additional big twist in her epilogues.

  1. This definitely sounds like my type of read. Especially since it has to do with sisters so I feel like I can almost relate, even though me and my sister get along really well.

    1. It really was creepy and yeah, the police never believing the MCs in thrillers is a bit too common. I am glad that wasn’t the case in this book.

  2. Ha! Suspicious cat! I can defo see that. I’m telling you, my cat is very shady sometimes as well.
    Aaaanyway 😀 I hear so many great things about this author! I even have one of her books. (The one with the fantom child or what). This one sounds super intriguing too!!

    1. haha your cat does sound interesting 😀 Shalini is good. I think the book you are describing is The Child Next Door. Its really good so you can start with that one when you get the chance 🙂

  3. You even suspected the cat?! 😂 I love a good epilogue. The best epilogue I’ve ever read thus far was The Husband’s Secret. My mouth stayed open the entire time!!
    Great review Diana. I just purchased my first Shalini Boland book (audiobook) thanks to my favorite book bloggers. 😉

    1. I have a copy of The Husband’s Secret. You have made me really curious about the epilogue. I need to read that book soon.

      Thanks and I hope that you will enjoy your experience with Shalini’s books 🙂

  4. I have a copy of The Husband’s Secret. You have made me really curious about the epilogue. I need to read that book soon.

    Thanks and I hope that you will enjoy your experience with Shalini’s books 🙂

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