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Most Helpful Favorable Review

18 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

Highly compelling and totally riveting!

Sister is an engrossing, emotional thriller touching on devotion, betrayal, self-absorption, madness, and grief. It keeps you wondering just how unraveled Bee is going to become and wondering what really happened to Tess. The story is cleverly plotted and fast paced. Be...
Sister is an engrossing, emotional thriller touching on devotion, betrayal, self-absorption, madness, and grief. It keeps you wondering just how unraveled Bee is going to become and wondering what really happened to Tess. The story is cleverly plotted and fast paced. Bee is the responsible sister and Tess is an impulsive free spirit who sees the beauty in the world around her. When Beatrice learns that her beloved sister has disappeared, she rushes home to London. But when the police find young Tess's body, everyone seems ready to accept it as suicide. Everybody, that is, but Beatrice. While bureaucracy stands in her way, she leaves the rules behind and goes in search of the truth. Her search and discoveries blend romance, politics, and science in surprising ways. When everyone is sure that her pursuit of Tess's killer is a delusion, she has to nurture that so-called delusion to unlock the truth. This selective turn of the head gives her a vivid personality. The book is highly compelling and totally riveting. The writing is excellent.

posted by angeleyesAS on June 14, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

5 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

Not what I expected

After reading the reviews I couldn't wait to download this book and curl up for a good read. I was very disappointed. For me it was just a long drawn out letter and I couldn't wait to finish it and get back to my usual mystery writers. Maybe the fact that I don't have a...
After reading the reviews I couldn't wait to download this book and curl up for a good read. I was very disappointed. For me it was just a long drawn out letter and I couldn't wait to finish it and get back to my usual mystery writers. Maybe the fact that I don't have any sisters kept me from being able to appreciate her drive to find the truth behind her sisters life and death. Sorry guy's

posted by carol68CR on June 16, 2011

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  • Posted June 21, 2011

    Not bad

    Overall a pretty good read, not great. There were numerous points in the story i wanted the author to just get to the point. The ending was alright.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 28, 2011

    Decent read.

    I truly felt connected to Bee and Tess, until about page 200, then it seemed like the story just strayed too far from their relationship and on to a very twisty reality of Beatrice. A turn in the novel that I wasn't expecting and believe may have hindered the initial plot. It was unexpected and a unique turn but seriously under developed and rushed. Still, I will recommend this book and look forward to watch/reading as this author perfects her style!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Lex

    I feel bad for leading him on tho. Ill ttyt i gtgtb nightnight cx

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  • Posted January 18, 2012

    It hooked me!

    It hooked me into the story and I just had to know how it ended!

    I wouldn't say it was a good mystery but it was a good story.

    The death (or murder) of a sister and how your life progresses once an event has happened.

    This was a well written story .... it made me cry at times it was so moving and well written.

    I would recommend it for a good fiction read but I wouldn't necessarily call it a mystery. There just wasn't enough of a mystery...there could have been more.

    I would recommend GM Malliet and Louise Penny. They have similar writing styles to Rosamund Lupton but have more of the "classic murder mystery."

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  • Posted July 15, 2011

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    Engaging yet odd ending (spoiler alert)

    I was immediately drawn into this story. The writing was excellent and the story was well constructed. You can feel Bea's frustration and grief on every page. However, I found the ending ambiguous. It could be construed either as a happy ending (the last minute arrival is real) or tragic (she's hallucinating).

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  • Posted July 8, 2011

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    Great start, disappointing end

    I loved the first half of this novel; I couldn't put it down. 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. I won't spoil the ending ( if you can call it that) but I will say that after the wonderful beginning I expected much more from the end.

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