Book Review: Sister by Rosamund Lupton

I love a good page turner. Those books that make the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end, those I have to take to the bathroom with me, where sleep becomes interference and work just gets in the way – they’re my favourite kind.

When I decided to post reviews on my blog, I thought long and hard. Hmmm. Do I review all the books I read? (I can feel your yawns.) No! I’m only going to review the best. Consequently, the books may not necessarily be new, but they’ll all still be available.

So, if you enjoy a good thriller, hold onto the sides, you are in for one hell of a ride.


Sister by Rosamund Lupton

When Beatrice gets a call from her mother to say that her sister, Tess, is missing she immediately leaves her home in New York and flies back to London to search for her. But she is not prepared for the secrets she unfolds…

Lupton’s beautifully crafted prose is woven into letters, where Beatrice describes her journey and findings to Tess. This is a touching tale of sibling honesty, where we see Beatrice, initially dismissive and disapproving of Tess’ lifestyle, mellowing over the course of the book and eventually re-appraising her own outlook.

Catapulted into Tess’ world she uncovers secrets that shock and terrorise her. Lupton keeps you hanging on every sentence, emotionally engaged, whilst dangling the chilling undertone, then hits you with a wonderful twist at the end.

A gripping read, but be warned – you won’t want to put it down until the last letter.


18 thoughts on “Book Review: Sister by Rosamund Lupton

  1. Thanks for the review, I’m going to get this one as I trust your impeccable judgement 🙂 You should do more book reviews, I think the people need to know lol

  2. Hi Jane great to see that you are reviewing thrillers (as of course you would), which is a genre I don’t review myself. This book has been a phenomenal success. When I read it, I enjoyed it overall but I have to say, the twist absolutely enraged me and I mouthed off to my poor husband about it for (what must have seemed like) hours!

  3. Thanks for sharing! So glad you liked it as I only bought it on the strength of its cover and it was part of a Buy 2 get 1 Free deal. On my ‘To Read’ pile on my dresser, looking forward to reading it…

  4. I keep starting this book and putting it back down, but after your review and some of these comments (especially about an enraging twist!) I am going to pick it up again soon! Thank you 🙂

  5. The story draws you in with a murder mystery and complex family ties. When one sister finds out that another has died in a brutal manner and that her death has been ruled a suicide, she puts her own life on the line to prove that it was murder. Just when the plot gets amazingly good, the author introduces topics like genetic engineering as well as characters which dont seem to add to the plot. Great book!

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