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Title: The Liar’s Sister
Author: SARAH A. DENZIL
Publication Day: 25/09/19
Apple Books: https://apple.co/2Xy2xTM
A SHOCKING DISAPPEARANCE. A VILLAGE FULL OF SECRETS.
Ten years ago, a boy named Samuel Murray went missing from the quiet village of Buckthorpe and was never seen again.
Rosie Sharpe cried over her missing friend for weeks after.
But her little sister Heather knows that Rosie’s tears hide the truth.
Because the night Samuel was last seen, Heather watched her older sister climbing back through the window of their childhood bedroom. Her jacket torn, her eyes wild and her body trembling with fear.
Heather never told anyone what she saw, but secrets can’t stay buried forever…
A decade later, Rosie and Heather return to the home they grew up in when their mother falls ill. But when their house is ransacked and they receive a threatening note, it becomes clear that someone in the close-knit village doesn’t want them there.
When Heather finally confronts her sister about what really happened on the dark, rainy night Samuel vanished, Rosie’s version of the truth is more shocking than she could ever have imagined. But can she trust her sister? And who broke into their house that night? As the lies of the past begin to unravel, they have the power to put the lives of both women in terrible danger…
This twist-filled, page-turning psychological thriller from the million-copy-bestselling author of Silent Child will keep you hooked until the final, jaw-dropping pages. Perfect for fans of Behind Closed Doors and The Girl on the Train.
What a brilliant psychological thriller this turned out to be! It initially feels like a story of everyday folk in a mildly dysfunctional family but then there are so many twists, mysteries, surprises and shocking revelations. It definitely kept me guessing until the last quarter when everything starts to come together, but what a journey!
This story effectively starts and ends with letters. The first letter is written by Heather to her sister, Rosie. It definitely sets the scene and explains key events from ten years ago when they were young teens and Heather’s best friend mysteriously disappeared. It shares how she has interpreted them and explains why she daren’t actually question her sister about just what happened. Now Heather has been looking after their mother who has terminal cancer and her Mum is asking to see Rosie. Rosie left home and rarely returned, the sibling relationship broke down and they haven’t seen each other for five years, when Rosie was drunk at their father’s funeral. When Rosie returns, can Heather discover just what happened all those years ago and why it affected Rosie so badly?
The family dynamics, the close knit community, threats, danger, murder, adultery, secrets and blackmail all have their parts to play in this intriguing page turner. Just when you think you might have sorted it all out, there’s another surprising discovery that has you rethinking your assumptions. If you enjoy psychological thrillers with family dramas, grab yourself a copy of this fantastic book!
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book from Bookouture via NetGalley and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.
Sarah A. Denzil is a British suspense writer from Derbyshire. In her alternative life–AKA Sarah Dalton–she writes speculative fiction for teenagers, including The Blemished, Mary Hades and White Hart.
Sarah lives in Yorkshire with her partner, enjoying the scenic countryside and rather unpredictable weather.
Saving April, Sarah’s debut suspense thriller, is a psychological look into the minds of the people around us who we rarely even consider – our neighbours. What do we really know about them, and what goes on when the doors are closed?
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