The Sister by Louise Jensen

The thriller book police will be coming for me when they read my next sentence. This is the first book I’ve read from Jensen (I know – shocking!!), her previous two seem to have not been on my radar, but I grabbed The Sister on sale a while back and I decided that now was the time to try out a new author.

Flipping between the past and present, this is the story of a woman – Grace, who is unable to let go after her best friend; Charlie, died.

Her boyfriend; Dan, wants his girlfriend back: he wants her to laugh again, join him at celebrations and focus on their future. He knows how much Charlie meant to Grace; as he was in the same friendship group, so he suggests an online search to find Charlie’s dad to get more answers and some closure. The search attracts the attention of Anna, who claims to be Charlie’s half sister. Can Anna fill in the hole that Charlie left in Grace’s heart?

I warmed to Grace as a character instantly, she seemed kind and I felt like I could trust her – she wasn’t your typical unreliable thriller character.

Jensen’s creative energy flows off the pages so naturally and wraps you up in this fictional place.

Whilst early on suspicion fed me down the right track, I was always conscious that I could easily be diverted onto a new road, and it’s like any journey… you know roughly the destination but you still need to check the signs, to see if you’re heading in the right direction! I loved guessing the connection between Grace’s past and future, it kept the pages turning and my mind racing.

Believable characters, a scandalous plot and a chance to watch a main character grow and reflect on her past, you won’t get bored reading this!

Have you read The Sister? What did you think? If you’ve read multiple books by Jensen, which was your favourite story?

Until next time, Chloé x

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