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 my-sister-michelle-adams review

MY SISTER by Michelle Adams is an addictive, twisty, shocking debut thriller – an intimate tale of family secrets that will grip readers who devoured Clare Mackintosh’s I LET YOU GO and S.K. Tremayne’s THE ICE TWINS.

My name is Irini. I was given away.

My name is Elle. I was kept.

My Sister. Irini was given away when she was three.  Her parents gave her to Aunt Jemima and she spent her years both hiding from and seeking out her mad, bad, dangerous to know sister.  We pick up Irini’s story when she receives a phone call in the middle of the night. It’s Elle. She has tracked Irini down after six years in the shadows to break the news that her biological mother has died. Irini chooses to head to the funeral and open the door to a past long closed and sealed up tight.  Is it better to leave things alone, or to seek the truth, however painful and tragic it may be?

What Did I Think Of My Sister?

I was intrigued by the story and was looking forward to reading it and for a debut novel, it isn’t half bad. It’s suspenseful and has a few twists and turns along the way, but the big plot twist at the end didn’t grab me too much.  I also tired a bit of Irini, she seems to wallow in being the victim and the ending for me was underwhelming and seemed a little unbelievable.  However, the writing is solid and Adams knows how to build tension and create psychotic characters. Elle, in particular, must have been great fun to write.

If you are looking for an ‘OMG’ plot twist at the end of a book, this one won’t do it for you, but if you like a bit of creepy, well-written suspense, then pop My Sister on your book list.

2.5 out of 5 for me

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