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Nothing can break the bond between sisters ...When Beatrice gets a frantic call in the middle of Sunday lunch to say that her younger sister, Tess, is missing, she boards the first flight home to London. But as she learns about the circumstances surrounding her sister's disappearance, she is stunned to discover how little she actually knows of her sister's life - and unprepared for the terrifying truths she must now face. The police, Beatrice's fiance and even their mother accept they have lost Tess but Beatrice refuses to give up on her. So she embarks on a dangerous journey to discover the truth, no matter the cost.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 26mm | 281.23g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0749942010
  • 9780749942014
  • 73

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Truly marvellous! As compelling as it is stylish, SISTER exists in that rare place where crime fiction and literature coincide. -- Jeffrey Deaver Nicci French via Ford Madox Ford, anyone? Lupton's debut is an exceptionally confident domestic gothic also packs a devastating punch. Guardian With SISTER, Lupton enters the highly charged ring where the best psychological detective writers spar, her hands raised in a victory clench. Like Kate Atkinson, Patricia Highsmith and Ruth Rendell, Lupton builds suspense not only around the causes and details of her story's brutal denouement, but also around the personalities ... Both tear-jerking and spine-tingling, SISTER provides an adrenaline rush that could cause a chill on the sunniest afternoon. New York Times Original, spooky and clever, this thriller is utterly compelling. Closer Stunningly accomplished from first page to last, this is the most exciting debut thriller I've read all year. The suspense crackles, and the twists come thick and fast, but more than that it has a touching poignancy that brings tears to your eyes ...Written with the power and panache of a young Daphne du Maurier, it s devastatingly good, and announces the arrival if a truly original talent. Daily Mail This sophisticated psychological thriller is brilliantly written and utterly gripping. YOU Magazine Lupton's crisp insights into grief and familial guilt are married to a confidently executed plot. Free from the genre s more mawkish excesses, Lupton's persuasive narrative voice is what keeps this classy debut on track. Independent Beautifully written - you believe every word. -- Judy Finnegan Woman's Own Tense, gripping and a total page-turner. -- Richard Madeley Woman's Own A chilling, gripping, tragic, heart-warming, life-affirming enigma of a story. Booklist This superb debut novel has so many twists and turns as to cause dizziness - it's the literary equivalent of 'scream if you want to go faster' - and just when you think things are slowing down to a peaceful, settled resolution, there's one more stomach-churning final turn in store. Radio Times A heart-tugging, tense mystery ... It is very good. Bookseller Lupton's classy debut is a welcome and exciting addition to the genre. The Lady Fast-paced and absurdly entertaining ... Along with a juicy mystery, it resounds with an authentic sense of sisterly love and loyalty. Boston Globe A psychological murder mystery written with literary flair ... Be prepared for page-turning. Red Magazine

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About Rosamund Lupton

For years Rosamund Lupton has been a script writer for the BBC. She lives in London with her husband - a doctor - and two children. Sister is her debut novel.

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Customer reviews

It's a good read, enjoyable and keeps you guessing, even though I lost interest in some parts for a few moments, facts seem to be overly detailed in parts of the book which in my opinion affected the tight structure and the flow. Overall well written and recommendedshow more
by mona abed algani
I really liked it even though it took me a fair while to actually finish itshow more
by Leonie Hemelaar
I bought this book because it seemed everyone was giving it rave reviews. HOWEVER, I have read better crime more
This was great for the first 3/4! However, I found the ending a bit incredulous and unrealistic- in saying that, the good bits made up for the bad!show more
by Laura Wilson
I enjoyed the first part of this book; sharing in Beatrice's trauma and search for truth...couldn't put it down for half the day! However the story style gets draggy and I felt that the twist to the ending became incredulous did not quite gel with the initial more
by Michelle D