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Their bond was unbreakable. The truth was unimaginable. When Beatrice receives a call to say that her sister, Tess, is missing, she boards the first flight home. But as she learns about Tess’s disappearance, she is stunned to discover how little she actually knows of her sister's life. Everyone around her accepts they have lost Tess, but Beatrice refuses to give up, embarking on a dangerous journey to discover the shocking truth, whatever the cost...

©2010 Rosamund Lupton (P)2011 WF Howes Ltd

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  • GeeDubW
  • 10-17-15

AWFUL

I struggled with this book. it was awful in every possible way. I gave up listening half way through. terrible story, depressing. did not care to torture myself by finishing it.

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  • F. McKee
  • 10-13-15

Very impressive novel

This was a departure from the usual crime thrillers I usually listen to but really enjoyed this book. It has very strong female characters which leads to a more rounded book.
Whilst they are different books, With different structures, I could see parallels with Girl On A Train and I imagine most people who enjoyed that book would enjoy this one as well.

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  • Sophie S
  • 10-11-15

A bit of a let down but not a total waste of time

The story was quite interesting and some of the characters were believable for the first two thirds of the book. I liked the fact that the main character was flawed in some ways. This book had a chance of turning into an intriguing thriller.... but sadly it didn't.
The sub- plot of the cystic fibrosis trial was a bit ridiculous really. It would have been more believable and interesting- WARNING SPOILER- had Tess , for example, got involved with some drug dealers and been murdered.
The final third of the book was repeating the fact that Beatrice loved her sister- ok we get it, everywhere you look you see reminders of your love and everything you do is driven by your love for your sister. Blaah blaah and so it goes. It was a bit nauseating.
I dud enjoy the twist and revelation at the end though as it was unexpected.
Juanita McMahon is clearly a mature lady and why she would narrate the part of a young woman in her 20s just didn't make sense. Her American accent was terrible.
This book is fine to listen to on the beach and if you fall asleep for bits of it it doesn't matter. Not sure I'd bother otherwise.

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  • Jane
  • 10-05-15

An excellent listen

This was very well written. It gently but surely real to you in so that you could not put it down. As with all of the authors books, the focus was as much on relationships and feelings as on the mystery of who and why the nerd it took place. I loved it.

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  • Jonathan
  • 09-09-15

Great Ending

The story was well constructed and had a great ending...the scenes were very descriptive too.

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  • Chris
  • 08-30-15

Good listening

This book had very good characters in, and except for the inaccurate medical parts, was very good. the narrator was brilliant and perfect for the read.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-27-15

Different but brilliant!

it was so well read with such sadness which it made it so believable and enjoyable

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  • Joanna
  • 08-21-15

Reels you in...

You think you know where this is going but you don't.
I liked the coolness and pitch of the narrator a lot, even though her voice was a bit old for the part.
The story takes you to places you weren't expecting and it was compulsive listening.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-20-15

Bland

The story itself is quite alright, there are a couple of plot twists that get you thinking. Performance was quite flat though and several times I had to rewind as i had zoned out of listening.

No real conclusion to story though which is disappointing

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  • Harriet
  • 08-16-15

depressing with no relief

What disappointed you about Sister?

I found it to be monotonous and had to stop listening after five and a half hours because I had had enough of the depressing storyline and the unlikable characters. There was no light relief in this books at all. Just grieving, hospitals, dull characters. Not my kind of thing.

Has Sister put you off other books in this genre?

a bit.

What three words best describe Juanita Mahon’s performance?

She had a nice voice but I thought she sounded a bit old for the character.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

no. If I have to stop listening to a book then it has no redeeming qualities. I don't want to waste any more of my time on it.

Any additional comments?

I'm sure this book will appeal to some people and I can see it's had a lot of good reviews but it just wasn't for me.