The Good Sister: A twisty, dark psychological thriller that will have you gripped

The Good Sister: A twisty, dark psychological thriller that will have you gripped

by Jess Ryder


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ISBN-13: 9781786812131
Publisher: Storyfire Ltd.
Publication date: 08/16/2017
Pages: 308
Sales rank: 270,358
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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The Good Sister: A twisty, dark psychological thriller that will have you gripped 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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Rhonda-Runner1 More than 1 year ago
This is a good read but I was disappointed that it did not 'grab me' from the beginning like I want a book to. Josie's father dies in a motorcycle accident and she finds out he had another family and she had a half-sister Valentina. As the girls get acquainted, a very complicated story unfolds. Sometimes the story is weird and other times it is confusing. It reminded me a lot of Single Wife Female. It was good but not gripping.
reneewellwood More than 1 year ago
The Good Sister by Jess Ryder Publisher: Bookouture Thanks to NetGalley and publisher Bookouture for the ebook ARC of The Good Sister by Jess Ryder in exchange for an honest review. Following the death of Josie’s father, she is devastated to uncover that he had a secret life beyond Josie and her mother Helen. Josie discovered that he had another family, another house, and now she even has a half-sister, Valentina. Both the girls could be mistaken for twins, they have red hair and icy blue eyes. But that is where the similarities end. They are completely opposite of each other, Josie is sweet, reserved, jealous, and thief. Valentina is the care-free, confident, dangerous and liar. Two sisters. One secret and a lie that could destroy them both. Who will survive? This book was a quick read, it kept my attention the whole way through to the end. It was hard to put down. It was a tense novel, and I just kept wanting to find out more. The book was written in point of view form, changing each chapter, mainly between Josie and Valentina. The characters evolved very well. I highly recommend this novel and would rate it 5 stars. I would definitely read another of Jess Ryder’s novels. I have previously read her book, Lie to Me.
LaurieBeemer More than 1 year ago
Nail biting, riveting, intense. Jess Ryder did an amazing job capturing the readers attention from the beginning. As soon as the two sisters? meet so many twists develop that you have no idea what direction you mind will go next. The question of who is the evil sister Valentina or Josie is just another addition to the book that makes you question everything you are actually reading. Thank you NetGalley and Jess Ryder for allowing me to read and review this book.
AliTheDragonSlayer More than 1 year ago
The Good Sister hooked me from the beginning. I believed it was going to be a simple story of one family facing trauma or tragedy but it is far deeper involved than that. Josie comes from loving parents, has a perfect boyfriend, works hard and life is good. But very early on we find her father is a bit of a troubled soul, he rides his beloved motorcycle to clear his mind and it ends in disaster. As with any family facing grief the tensions mount, the sadness envelops them all but as the investigations continue into the accident Josie faces revelations beyond comprehension. The writing keeps the reader on the edge of their seat, my curiosity needed to fathom out the events but I just got drawn in deeper and deeper. Valentina is the image of Josie .. what is the connection between them and the families? This is told in alternating chapters, it creates a mind-boggling drama which takes some concentration to keep up but it’s well worth the effort. Each chapter begins with a passage from a Viking history fact, at first I just skimmed them because they seemed irrelevant .. I should have known better, all is revealed eventually. While my sympathies laid in one direction they then got pulled in another .. the plot thickens and the relationship between Josie and Valentina is gripping and suspenseful. The ending doesn’t disappoint! Thanks to the author, publisher and Netgalley for my copy which I read and reviewed voluntarily.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jerry Macauliffe has been killed in a motorbike accident. He was a professor who had a small place in Manchester where he would stay during the work week and then went home to his wife, Helen, on the weekend. When Helen receives the bad news, she calls Josie, their daughter. Josie decides to visit her father's weekday place to see if it needs to be cleaned out and closed up. There she meets a girl who looks like her whose name is Valentina and she claims to be Jerry’s daughter too. This means they’re sisters. Both are 24 and their birthdays are 5 days apart. Valentina’s mother, Sophie, and Jerry never married as he said he didn’t believe in it. Valentina and Josie get to know one another as both are happy to know they have a sister. However, Valentina’s rebellious past clashes with Josie’s straight line nature. When someone starts texting Valentina telling her she is being watched, they know danger lurks but where is it coming from? This is a very intense book which keeps the reader turning pages. Who are Josie and Valentina? Are they really that different? Which one is good and which one is bad? Copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
booklover- More than 1 year ago
Josie's father has died ..riding his motorcycle. Was it suicide? Or an accident? Under any other circumstances, she would never have even questioned that it was anything other than an accident. But that was before she learned his secret .... he had another family. Another wife . Another daughter... Valentina. Valentina and she could have been twins. Both were born in the same year .. same month ... just a few days apart. Josie was raised with her parents in a home of some wealth. Josie is quiet, responsible, and she has the perfect boyfriend ..someone she's thinking of marrying. In other words, Josie has led a wonderful life. Valentina was raised in different circumstances. Same father ... but Valentina drinks, smokes, plays around with drugs, has no money and is now living in an abandoned building with others who are no better off. Once they meet and start comparing their lives, Valentina only knows one thing ... she wants Josie's life and she's willing to do whatever it takes to get there. This one hooked me from the very beginning. There are lots of twists and turns that kept me reading long after lights should have been turned off. The chapters bounce from one sister's voice to the other's. There were times I wasn't quite sure who I was hearing, which kept me that much more compelled to keep reading. THE GOOD SISTER is a psychological thriller that the reader won't forget easily. Many thanks to the author / Bookouture / Netgalley for the advanced digital copy. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.