About the Book:
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 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?
This is a book that is quite difficult to review as I’m wary of accidentally giving away any spoilers so for that reason I’m going to keep this review quite short.
I very much enjoyed this novel and it’s one of those books that once started is very difficult to put down. I read it in a couple of sittings and in the time I wasn’t reading I was very keen to get back to it as soon as I could.
I loved reading about the close friendship between Grace and Charlie. It was obvious how much Grace loved her but also clear that something was gnawing at Grace and I was so keen to keep reading to find out what had happened.
I did feel that Grace was too trusting and forgiving, and it was a little hard sometimes to not want to have a way to push her into dealing with the people and situations that she wasn’t comfortable with. Having said that, the fact that she was grieving for Charlie adds the dimension of believability as grief can, and does, make people far less able to make decisions and to deal with things and this is what drew me to feel for Grace.
The further I got into the book and the more Grace began to question herself, the more I started to get swept up in her mindset and found myself feeling as if I was right there with her in the story. It became hard to figure out who could and couldn’t be trusted as I was absolutely seeing things through Grace’s eyes.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good thriller which will sweep you up in the story and will hold you right to the end! This is a great debut novel and I can’t wait to read Louise Jensen’s next book!
I received this book from Bookouture via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
The Sister is out now!
About the Author:
Louise Jensen is a best selling author of psychological thrillers. Her debut novel ‘The Sister,’ reached No. 1 in the UK and Canadian Amazon chart within 3 weeks of release, No.1 in Apple’s iBooks and is listed as a USA Today Bestseller.
‘The Sister’ is a book about a grieving girl who thought there was nothing as frightening as being alone – she was wrong.
‘The Gift’ is Louise’s second book, due for publication on the 16th December 2016.
Louise also writes flash fiction, and features and articles for both magazines and online publications. Louise specialises in writing about mindfulness, chronic pain and mental health.
(Author bio taken from her website: LouiseJensen.co.uk)