Wednesday 12 August 2015

Blog Tour: The Sisters by Claire Douglas

The Sisters
One lied. One died.

When one sister dies, the other must go to desperate lengths to survive. Haunted by her twin sister's death, Abi is making a fresh start in Bath. But when she meets twins Bea and Ben, she is quickly drawn into their privileged and unsettling circle.

When one sister lies, she must protect her secret at all costs. As Abi tries to keep up with the demands of her fickle friends, strange things start to happen - precious letters go missing and threatening messages are left in her room. Is this the work of the beautiful and capricious Bea? Or is Abi willing to go to any lengths to get attention? When the truth outs, will either sister survive?

Shona's review 5 of 5 stars

I love a good twin story, but this book, is not the story I was expecting to read, its a psychological thriller that surpasses my expectations. 

I was immediately drawn to Abi, she has taken the death of her twin sister Lucy so badly that she has systematically stepped away from everything her life was before Lucy's death and now finds herself completely alone. Until she finds Bea, who reminds her, physically at least, of her sister.  Although I always felt like Abi's intentions were more sinister than they seemed (think Single, White, Female here) its easy to see how she misses that connection she had with her sister, how she is so utterly alone without her that she is trying, so desperately to cling to it with someone who looks like Lucy. 

This book is well written and well paced, with tension, suspense and suspicion laced throughout it. This novel will have you second guessing everyone, and being wrong every time. I was on the edge of my seat unable to step away from Abi and her story.

Claire's Review 4 of 5 Stars

The Sisters is the story of Abi, who moves to Bath after the tragic death of her twin sister Lucy. Filled with grief Abi attempts to 'replace' her sister with Bea, a girl who resembles Lucy, who she meets when Bea is giving out flyers.

This was a very captivating read, that played with my mind and had me wondering and glued the whole way through, never able to guess the outcome. The only reason I feel I cannot give it a full 5 stars is because the story to me felt unfinished. I felt there was more to be told about Abi, Bea, and Ben's past and I was left wanting to know a lot more of the story.

Claire Douglas has worked as a journalist for fifteen years writing features for women’s magazines and national newspapers, but she’s dreamed of being a novelist since the age of seven. She finally got her wish after winning the Marie Claire Debut Novel Award in 2013, with her first novel, The Sisters. She lives in Bath with her husband and two children.
The Sisters releases on the 13th August. and is available for pre-order

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