"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 her 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?
©2016 Louise Jensen (P)2016 Bookouture
I loved this book. It has all the makings of an all-time favorite. It's about friendship, family, first love, and fate. It made me laugh, cry, and scratch my head trying to figure out the mystery that flows through the whole story. When I give reviews I don't mention specifics so I can't accidentally spoil any of the story. I will just tell you that you want to read this, trust me. So worth it. It's one of the best books I've read in a long time. Perfect summer read.
I almost passed this up because it did not rate high, but whoever was rating it got it wrong. Excellent book. 1st time in many books I have stayed up into the night not wanting to shut it off.
Definitely. The reviews didn't see to be that good for this book, but Audible recommended it to me, and since Amazon/Audibles tends to have excellent suggestions, I gave it a shot, and I'm very glad I did. I couldn't stop listening as I got towards the end, I did not want to put it down, and I would recommend this to everyone.
I loved the twists and turns of this novel. I also enjoyed the narration. After my long car trip, I kept looking for more moments to listen because I needed to know what happened next. Can't wait for another book from Jensen!
It was a good story, but the narration was dull. I found my attention kept wandering, which isn't a good sign when I'm listening to a book. Thinking back on the story itself, I feel a different narrator could have made this a much better listen
I have to admit that I'm a total Audible junkie. MUST have book going at all times. I may be the subject of a family intervention someday.
Sure. This was suspenseful enough to keep me glued - read it in one day.
Did cry in one spot. Can't give it away, but it's a topic I'm a sucker for.
This may not be the first of its kind, but was very well done and very well read. Some parts were predictable, and I agree with one other reader who got frustrated with how naive the lead character was - I wanted to shake her - but like I said, overall it was pulled off successfully and worked really well as a suspense fix. Would certainly check out this author's other work.
I listened to this book on Audible and was surprised at how mysterious and entertaining it was. the book is about a woman who is trying to get her feet back on the ground after her best friend passes away. She meets a woman and lets her move in after literally only knowing her for about a week. The story takes an eerie turn when she realizes it's her best friends sister. the story then starts to unfold about how this woman has been around longer than she thought. the sister ends up being quite the psycho which you could see coming from a mile away. the book was entertaining but did feel like it had been done before not overly unique. I enjoyed the narrator but felt like the entire book was Deja Vu of another one.
This was an "okay" story. I am not sure why the cover of the book says "plot twist you won't see coming", because to me this book was very predictable and I thought it mostly boring because it was so obvious. I guess I watch too many Lifetime movies!
I could see this making a great Lifetime movie!
"The Sister, A Gripping Story...."
I really enjoyed the audio version of The Sister, I think audio and print versions of stories go hand in hand together.
My favourite character was Grace as I found it really easy to imagine her in my mind and really felt for her throughout the story.
I enjoyed the parts where Grace thought back about Charlie as she discovered more about her life and secrets. I also loved the scenes with her granddad.
I did feel emotional when her cat got killed and she was burring it. And when Grace thought of Charlie and her time with her.
The Sister is a really emotional and some what chilling story about Grace as she tries to work out what Charlie did before she died. I loved how this book hops from her thought of Charlie in the past and her discoveries of what Charlie did and who Anna really is after she claims to be Charlies sister and poison her cat. Will she find out or will Anna do more damage in her life? Listen to this audio book to find out.
The plot of this book was very good, plenty of twists and turns and it moved at a really good pace to keep you gripped.
Guessing what the secret might be - I think I guessed at everything apart from what it actually was!
She had a pleasant tone that made the book enjoyable to listen too.
I did something terrible Grace...
Really enjoyable and a cracking debut - well worth a listen and easily 5 stars - I love a good psychological thriller!!
great book, keeps you engaged from page one, the twists in the story keep you guessing all the way
"Weaves a delicate tale"
This is not your usual psychological thriller. Do not listen to The Sister if you expect murder bloodshed and being given sleepless nights filled with fear; this is a more subtle storyline than that. The tale is as delicate as spider’s silk, and weaves a web that will trap you inside and make it impossible for you to escape until you reach the end. The detailed writing packs every sentence with vivid pictures and atmosphere.
I listened to it on audiobook, rather than reading it, and it was a great escape from my housework! I really liked the narrator, too and thought she did a brilliant job.
The story itself starts with a fascinating set-up that hooked me from the start, and I was really keen to find out more. There were times when I found Gracie a little pathetic, but there are reasons why she is the way she is, which are slowly revealed.
The Sister features a lot of twists and turns that are intricately woven and well-written, and is a good read but just falls short of the promised greatness. Louise Jensen is an author with a lot of potential; one who I will watch eagerly in the future.
"Worth seeing through"
I took a while to get into this - found the style & narration hard to listen to at first but became engrossed in the story & then didn't want it to end!
"Enjoyable read. Well narrated."
This is was a very enjoyable piece of work. I've never read anything by L. Jensen in the past and I'm pretty sure I've never heard N. Blass narrating a book before. So this was a brand new experience for me which left me pleasantly surprised.
The author uses language incredibly well and builds characters beautifully. I loved the way she set scenes and created tension throughout.
The narrator is very good at bringing this book out to life and vividly dramatising it without too much acting.
Gripping but long
The twist at the end
Getting the cat
No as could have been condensed a bit.
The story is a bit far fetched. Anna was horrible and in reality, anyone would've thrown her out of their house after a day! Grace was too gullible. I persevered with the book as the story line was intriguing even though it was a bit unbelievable. It's got a lot of good reviews so I wouldn't put anyone off reading it. I only finished reading it a few days ago and have already forgotten what it was about really. Maybe it's just me!
I enjoyed the storyline, but it took me a while to understand what was going on until 5 chapters in and then I realised it was referring to the past and present. But I blame the distraction and hard to follow due to the narrator. She put on some awful accents and to be honest I didn't know for how much longer I could put up with listening to it. It was really frustrating and distracting. I persevered and fortunately the narrator toned down the accents, but a part of me thought she had probably forgotten the accent she used for that character because she brought in some many varieties and I often wondered if the Author of the book had heard the narrator, because she was destroying it! The storyline was good and a good few many twists. I would recommend the book, but I would also recommend that you just read yourself!
"No surprise but still good"
I liked the then and now aspect of the story but felt there were too many clues although for the wrong reasons. Would have liked more detail about Dan to round off the story more. Would I recommend it, Yes not to everybody.
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