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A compelling story of love, secrets and sisters...The BEST book I've read this year! xxx
on 9 May 2013
Mia and Katie are sisters, but seemly complete opposites. Kate lives a life that is carefully structured and planned whilst Mia is more of a free spirit. As Mia heads off rather spontaneously to travel the world with her friend Finn, Katie stays behind in her London life. However, Katie's world is shattered by the news that Mia has been found dead in Bali, and the police are claiming that it was suicide. Desperate to know what happened during the last months of Mia"s life whilst she was away, and with only Mia's travel journal to guide her, Katie sets off on a journey to uncover the truth and mystery surrounding Mia's death...
Wow! What a book! I was hooked from the very first page and I didn't want to be separated from the story! When I had to put the book down to cook for example, I kept thinking about the characters and even took to talking about them throughout dinners and throwing out ideas about what might have happened...I was so absorbed in the novel, that the characters were constantly buzzing in my mind, and they stayed with me long after I had finished the last page.
The story is told from both Katie's and Mia's viewpoints. I really enjoyed this as I was able to learn more about the relationship that Mia and Katie had with each other, their feelings towards each other, the emotions they felt for each other at certain points in their lives, their thoughts during the times they supported each other and the times they didn't too. Their relationship with each other was very deep, with many different layers and emotions throughout, and as I was able to see both sides, it drew me in further to the story and I wanted to read on and find out more about them.
I LOVED the idea of a travel journal! I really enjoyed that Lucy Clarke was able to tell Mia's story through the journal, and it felt as though Mia was opening herself up to me, so that I could learn her personal thoughts and feelings about her travelling, the people she met and those she had left behind too. From Mia's journal, I was also able to gain a wonderful insight into the places that Mia visited. The descriptions of the settings were beautiful, the breeze, the sunshine and the waves in the sea...I could picture every scene clearly in my mind and I genuinely felt as though I was travelling along with Mia and Finn.
Lucy Clarke has an exceptional talent for storytelling, her writing flowed beautifully, the scenes sprang to life and I was hooked to the pages. The Sea Sisters is a complex and compelling story of love, mystery, secrets, heartache, support, and ultimately, the strength of the bond between two sisters. It was touching, heartbreaking, and at times I had tears in my eyes. I was constantly surprised by the twists and turns and directions that the novel took, at one point gasping out loud. The Sea Sisters is a truly stunning novel and I can not wait to read Lucy Clarke's future releases!