When they were children, Megan adored her younger sister Chloe. Now she can’t bear to be in the same room as her.
Megan believes Chloe is a psychopath and her sister does appear to be a textbook case: cold, cruel and lacking in empathy.
Why does Chloe want to taunt Megan at every opportunity? And why does she persist in manipulating their mentally ill mother, Tilly?
When Tilly, under Chloe’s malignant influence, becomes dangerously unstable, the consequences are ugly. Megan’s world falls apart. Her sister’s out of control and there’s little she can do about it. Until Chloe’s actions threaten the safety of Megan’s former lover. A man from whom she has kept an important secret…
A study of sibling rivalry and dysfunctional relationships, Sister, Psychopath tells the story of one woman’s struggle to survive the damage inflicted by her own flesh and blood.
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About the Author
The first draft of her first novel, entitled His Kidnapper's Shoes, was written whilst travelling in Bolivia. Maggie was inspired by an impending birthday along with a healthy dose of annoyance at having procrastinated for so long in writing a novel. His Kidnapper's Shoes was published in both paperback and e-book format in 2013, followed by her second novel, entitled Sister, Psychopath. Her third novel, Guilty Innocence, has now been published, and like her first two, features her home city of Bristol. She is currently working on her fourth novel.
Before turning her hand to writing, Maggie worked mainly as an accountant, with a short diversion into practising as a nutritional therapist. Diet and health remain high on her list of interests, along with travel. Accountancy does not, but then it never did. The urge to pack a bag and go off travelling is always lurking in the background! When not writing, going to the gym, practising yoga or travelling, Maggie can be found walking dogs and fostering homeless cats; animals are a lifelong love!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Sister, Psychopath by Maggie James Megan and Chloe Copeland are sisters. Maggie lives with her mother Tilly, a woman suffering from mental illness. Chloe is cruel to her mother, actually she is manipulative, mean spirited and cruel to just about everyone, Megan included. In Megan's opinion Chloe is showing signs of being a sociopath. Chloe manipulates her mother into destroying the life of her boss James Matthews, a man that both Tilly and Chloe have their eyes on. Only thing is, Chloe is just after his money. Then there is Toby Turner, Megan's long time friend and one time lover. When Chloe decides to mess with Toby, Megan has had enough and decides to try to stop her sister at any cost. A well written fantastic psychological thriller, that delves deep into the pysche and mind of the mentally ill. I could understand Megan's frustrations, insecurities, and difficulties living with a bipolar/schizophrenic mother. The secrets, twist, turns and surprises made the story more compelling, I truly could not put it down. Sister Psychopath is family dysfunction at its worst. I strongly recommend to those who love psychological thrillers.
First there's Tilly, the mom, just a hair's breadth from being schizophrenic. Her two daughters Chloe and Megan. Although the oldest, Megan has always been manipulated and demeaned by her younger sister .... the mom's favorite child. Chloe will do anything to get what she wants, when she wants, and no one had better get in her way. She is the classic vindictive witch. Mom and Chloe both have their eyes on James, Mom's boss, although for different reasons. Unfortunately for them, after two failed marriages, he is having a mid-life crisis and questioning his entire life. Toby, Megan's long time friend, much to her sorrow, is also is watching James. When Chloe becomes dangerously unstable because of James' lack of interest in her, everyone around her starts feeling the consequences. There is never a dull moment in this book. Secrets and lies are exposed one right after the other... each one seemingly worse than the last. The characters are finely drawn. The tension starts on page 1 and is relentless until the very last page. And what an ending it is! It's a very engaging story, but not what I would consider a mystery/thriller in the traditional sense. This is Megan's story .... how to survive all the damage inflicted by Chloe, her sociopathic sister. Many thanks to the author and her publicist for making this available to read in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.