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Brilliant thriller debut,
This review is from: Sister (Paperback)
Taught plotting, moving story and wonderful characterisation. SISTER is a nuanced and gripping read. As Beatrice takes the first flight home from New York upon learning of her sister's disappearance we follow her down the rabbit hole of her sister's life. As Beatrice starts to pull together the strands of Tess's life she becomes mired in the same danger and could well face the same consequences. What is most powerful about this story is the writer's understanding of what we will do for love and what extremes we will go to to protect and avenge those closest to us. For anyone with a sister, brother, parent or child.
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Initial post: 30 Nov 2010 15:01:43 GMT
In reply to an earlier post on 3 Feb 2011 11:28:28 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 4 Feb 2011 14:16:32 GMT
B. R. Haley says:
I think it must be you that can't spell.
In reply to an earlier post on 5 Feb 2011 16:16:10 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 7 Feb 2011 16:45:27 GMT
TAUGHT. for those who object to my message.
Sorry F. Blunt it wasn't my intention to be unkind more a wry comment from one who often kicks herself for the same reason. It takes nothing away from your great review.
In reply to an earlier post on 7 Feb 2011 16:52:26 GMT
ah, indeed - Taut/Taught. Ok, I'll take the hit. Well spotted.
Posted on 20 Feb 2011 22:14:51 GMT
It's misleading to say that Beatrice becomes 'mired in the same danger'. And what is most powerful about this story is not the writer's understanding of what we will do for love - surely that's a given, isn't it? The power comes from the understated portrayal, i.e. the spare writing which is beautiful and moving at times. It's not about avenging those closest to us, either. I didn't get the sense Beatrice was out for revenge in the slightest. Nor is it about protecting those closest to us - doesn't Beatrice herself admit that she utterly failed in that? It's about getting to the truth, and fighting to bring it to light, because only then can you begin to process what happened and deal with the grief. Did we read the same book?
Posted on 5 May 2011 15:32:06 BDT
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Posted on 8 Jun 2012 11:29:22 BDT
L. Belcher says:
I think F. Blun t might mean TAUT and not TAUGHT.
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