The Second Sister
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The Second Sister

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The chilling psychological thriller from a top ten bestselling author.

I'm the sister who got away.


The lucky one. Until now.



It is ten years since Ella's sister Miranda disappeared without trace, leaving her young baby behind. Chilling new evidence links Miranda to the horrifying Jason Thorne, now in prison for murdering several women. Is it possible that Miranda knew him?


At thirty, Miranda's age when she vanished, Ella looks uncannily like the sister she idolized. What holds Ella together is her love for her sister's child and her work as a self-defence expert helping victims.


Haunted by the possibility that Thorne took Miranda, and driven by her nephew's longing to know about his mother, Ella will do whatever it takes to uncover the truth - no matter how dangerous...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 30mm | 320g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0007531710
  • 9780007531714
  • 98,145

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`Emotional and sensitive, populated with wonderfully real characters, but also underscored by menace which races towards a heart-in-the-mouth denouement.' Gillian McAllister, author of EVERYTHING BUT THE TRUTH


`THE SECOND SISTER is both a twisty thriller and a sensitively written story of a family stricken by loss and the fear of not knowing the worst. The strife between the remaining sister and her mother especially is depicted with heart-rending warmth and insight.' Isabelle Grey, author of THE BAD MOTHER


`Marvelously tension-filled storytelling' New York Times


`A thriller with intelligence and a high creep factor, a genre that's difficult to get just right...Claire Kendal's version comes close to perfection' The Toronto Star


PRAISE FOR THE BOOK OF YOU:


`Any thriller that has you checking over your shoulder and peeking from behind your curtains must be gripping so hats off to Claire Kendal's hard-hitting debut THE BOOK OF YOU for doing just this' Stylist


`Both brutal and unbearably tense, THE BOOK OF YOU announces the arrival of a fierce new talent, a writer not afraid to grasp a woman's fears in stark detail and to invoke nightmares' Daily Mail


`Clever, claustrophobic and chillingly good' Good Housekeeping


`THE BOOK OF YOU starts with breathtaking brilliance and then just gets better with every page. Already my book of the year' Elizabeth Haynes, author of INTO THE DARKEST CORNER


`Gripping with some very smart twists' Woman Magazine


`A gripping read!' Closer


`Addictive ... I literally hardly breathed as I raced to the end. It's a terrifying thriller' Samantha Hayes, author of UNTIL YOU'RE MINE


`Creepy and compelling. What happens when the wrong guy won't take no for an answer?' Paula Daly, author of JUST WHAT KIND OF MOTHER ARE YOU?
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About Claire Kendal

Claire Kendal was born in America and educated in England, where she has spent all of her adult life. Her first novel, THE BOOK OF YOU, was a Richard and Judy title and SUNDAY TIMES top ten bestseller. It has been translated into over twenty languages. Claire teaches English Literature and Creative Writing, and lives in the South West with her family. THE SECOND SISTER is her second novel.
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Rating details

1,733 ratings
3.61 out of 5 stars
5 20% (341)
4 37% (643)
3 32% (549)
2 9% (148)
1 3% (52)
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