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.