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Before there was The Girl on the Train, before there was Gone Girl, there was Rosamund Lupton's Sunday Times top-ten bestseller Sister Their bond was unbreakable. The truth was unimaginable. 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 Tess'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 her 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. Praise for Sister: 'Truly marvellous! As compelling as it is stylish, Sister exists in that rare place where crime fiction and literature coincide' Jeffery Deaver 'Nicci French via Ford Madox Ford. Sister is so ably done, so perceptive about grief and guilt and self-delusion' John O'Connell, 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' New York Times 'Lupton's crisp insights into grief and familial guilt are married to a confidently executed plot. Lupton's persuasive narrative voice is what keeps this classy debut (on track)' Emma Hagestadt, Independent 'Stunningly accomplished from first page to last, this is the most exciting debut thriller I've read all year ...Written with the power and panache of a young Daphne du Maurier; it's devastatingly good' Daily Mail 'Rosamund Lupton's Sister grips like a vice' Sunday Times 'Superb debut novel ...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 remarkable piece of work . ..Lupton shrewdly and compassionately peels back the story's rich layers ...providing a genuinely wicked sting at the end. But the key to Sister is Bee's voice: clear, strong, single-minded, and not to be denied' Seattle Times 'The narrative process is so intimate and delicate ...the stop-and-start associative movement of Bee's voice is, as a British review wrote, "utterly compelling". And the ending, however gently foreshadowed, is a stunner' Houston Chronicle 'Lupton's remarkable debut is a masterful, superlative-inspiring success that will hook readers (and keep them guessing) from page one ...A chilling, gripping, tragic heart-warming, life-affirming enigma of a story' Booklist (starred review) 'Fast-paced, absurdly entertaining ...Along with a juicy mystery, it resounds with an authentic sense of sisterly love and loyalty' Boston Globeshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 26mm | 281.23g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • PIATKUS BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Repr.
  • 0749942010
  • 9780749942014
  • 72

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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 thriller...it 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 Magazineshow more

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. This is her debut novel.show more

Review Text

Truly marvellous! As compelling as it is stylish, SISTER exists in that rare place where crime fiction and literature coincide. Jeffrey Deavershow more

Customer reviews

This was amazing! I really loved the sisterly love between the two sisters. The book was fast-paced and kept the reader guessing at every corner!show more
by Hasini N. Eliyapura
I studied this in English at school last year and it was fantastic. I stayed up hours just to find out what would happen next and finished it within days. Its incredibly gripping and a fantastic read. You connect with the characters and you follow them as the story progresses. Such an amazing thriller. One of my top books.show more
by Eli McKeown
Very enjoyable and recommended it to several friends whom also liked it. Good suspense.show more
by linda mcsweeney
I only got half way through this book and then put it down. I think it just doesn't get you in and gets a little confusing. I am going to try and finish it in view of the reviews that make reference to the endingshow more
by Carnie
I liked "Sister"--it was suspenseful and beautifully written. I thought it was similar to "We Need to Talk About Kevin" and "Before I Go to Sleep" in the way it was written and how it held your attention to the very last page. Keen to Lupton's "Afterwards" now...show more
by Maggie Swithenbank
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