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Psychological drama is a page-turning read

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A PSYCHOLOGICAL thriller, The Sister by Louise Jensen tells the story of a girl named Grace who hasn’t been the same since the death of her best friend.

As a big fan of this genre and having seen the comparisons online to highly acclaimed books such as Girl on the Train and Gone Girl, I had high expectations for this storyline.

There are many twists and turns and thanks to the effective writing of Ms Jensen the suspense resulted in me swiftly turning the pages.

As is common place these days within the genre, protagonist Grace is established as an unreliable narrator.

The narrative switches between past and present to unravel Grace’s past, information about her friend Charlie and how their friendship is formed.

While I thought this happened a bit too much, I did like jumping from one part of the character’s life to another as it gave the feeling of two stories in one.

However, there were times where I found myself wanting to skip the visit into the past as, while it provides background to the reader, there were points that it just wasn’t exciting and didn’t have you on the edge of your chair, which defeats the purpose of this genre, I think.

The Sister is worth considering for your reading list and can be completed within an afternoon.

To purchase a copy of The Sister by Louise Jensen visit www.kobo.com or www.amazon.com. I purchased it from Kobo for $2.99.

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