‘Absolutely brilliant!!! I loved it and the ending left me speechless!! It blew my mind!! One of my favourites for 2018!!! This is a must read!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘You don't deserve a sister…’
Lizzy Beresford is at home alone when she hears a strange noise. Running downstairs to check, she discovers a disturbing letter addressed to her.
But who sent it?
As Lizzy receives more unsettling messages, she begins to doubt those closest to her – her boyfriend, her neighbours, her friends. Because the mystery sender seems to know everything about her.
And they want to destroy her perfect life.
Desperate for answers, Lizzy reaches out to her sister, Emma. She used to be her best friend. But they haven’t spoken in years…
Surrounded by secrets and lies, Lizzy doesn’t know if she should trust her sister. Is the truth more shocking than Lizzy ever imagined?
From the bestselling author of The Secret Mother and The Child Next Door, this absolutely unputdownable psychological thriller will keep you reading late into the night. If you loved Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train and The Sister, this book is for you.
Why readers are gripped by The Silent Sister:
‘Wow and wow again… a nail biting, fast paced roller coaster ride that is packed full of so many twists and turns… jaw dropping… it's worth far more than five stars.’ Nicki’s Life of Crime, 5 stars
‘5 star read!... absolutely amazing… Thrilling. Shocking, tense, and taught! The ending will make your head spin again and again!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘I flew through… a suspenseful and thrilling read that had me hooked and turning those pages. A deliciously dark and twisted read. Shalini Boland is without a doubt the queen of twists.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Wow, what a knockout book by Shalini Boland! The Silent Sister is tense, gripping, and utterly addictive. I devoured this book in one sitting.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘I loved this book… twists and shocks throughout to keep you sitting on the edge of your seat. I found the pages were turning themselves … A lot of thrills and chills… fantastic… I highly recommend it!’ Books on the Bookshelf
‘Loved it, I literally could not put it down… finished in less than 24 hours, it draws you in from the very first chapter… WOW did not see that coming whatsoever!!! And just when you think that’s it, book is over with only two chapters to go, BAM...’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Throughout this book I was both frustrated and proud of Lizzy. She was really getting on my nerves after the anonymous letters started arriving as she was getting SO worked up about it that it was affecting the rest of her life. Okay, so as things ram up, I get it and now I am as concerned as she is. The ending will totally blow you away though! Wow..... I said outloud, to no one in the house, "You've got to be kidding me! OMG!" Ha! I read to finish the book--I'm glad I did, but it was hard to get there at times.
Author Shalini Boland has done it again by giving us another fantastic psychological thriller. This book kept me on the edge of my seat and is a real page turner. Lizzy and Joe live together and she starts getting mysterious letters followed by other weird things that happen to her and then to her estranged sister. When I thought I had it figured out, I found out I was wrong. There are lots of twists and turns in this book and I certainly did not see that ending coming! I liked all the characters except for Joe who is very unlikable right from the start! I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a fantastic thriller that you will not want to put down. I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
It starts with a letter addressed to Lizzie ... a strange creepy note. But there is no one around..so who delivered it? And then there's another letter ...and yet another. Someone breaks into the store where she works and leaves another message there. Whoever the culprit is ... they know where she lives, they know where she works , they seem to know everything about her. So who would want to hurt her this way? She lives with Joe, who has become more controlling over time .. is is him? Her best friend is somewhat envious of her ... is it her? She had a falling out with her sister years ago ... would she be this mean and cruel? Her friend's brother has a crush on her .... is this his way of getting attention? And the man who keeps asking her out .... is he upset at her refusals? Surrounded by secrets and lies, Lizzy doesn't know who she can trust .. This is a well written who-dun-it surrounded by characters who may or may not be who you think they are. Just a tad predictable, I was still surprised by the ending... never saw this one coming. Many thanks to the author / Bookouture / Netgalley for the advanced digital copy of this psychological thriller. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
The mighty Bookouture do it again! Boy oh boy did I enjoy this! What a fricking marvellous psychological thriller from the masterful Shalini Boland. I have read a couple of her others and loved them as much as this one. I'm actually glad to have just discovered that there are more books in her back catalogue so I can binge on her books when I get the first chance. In each of the books I have read by Bolind, she masterfully grabs you and pulls you in to the story. Once you're in her grasp there's no hope of sleep until dawn. Don't fight it, it's no use! "The Silent Sister" begins with Lizzy Beresford receiving and reading a note that states: "You're my only obsession." But who sent it? Lizzy's initial thought is that it's from her estranged sister, Emma. Both her boyfriends, Joe, and her friend and co-worker, Pippa, are very concerned that Lizzy is being stalked. Then another letter arrives: "Dearest Lizzy, I love to watch you." This prompts Lizzy to get the police involved in an effort to get to the truth of the matter. She no longer trusts anyone anymore, even those she has been close to for many years and she starts to suspect everyone. You really feel for Lizzy as a character as her fear turns into paranoia. This is a tautly plotted tense read with a lot of secrets throughout, the writing is easy to read and follow. There are twists aplenty and there are a number of possible suspects making it difficult to predict who the culprit actually is. I loved the ending too. Overall, this is an outstanding novel. Highly recommended. If you enjoy psychological thrillers you'll have a hard time putting this one down! Many thanks to Bookouture for an ARC. I was not required to post a review and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.