Friday, 6 June 2014

"Sister" by Rosamund Lupton | Review

SOURCE: Bought
TYPE: Paperback

TITLE: Sister

AUTHOR: Rosamund Lupton
SERIES: -
PAGES: 358

AVERAGE GOODREADS RATING: 3.77/5

MY RATING: 5/5

BLURB:

When Beatrice gets a frantic call in the middle of Sunday lunch to say that her younger sister Tess is missing, she boards to first flight home to London. But as she learns about the circumstances surrounding 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 fiancé 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.


WHAT I LIKE: 

I really loved the format of this novel. It's kind of written like a letter and jumps from addressing the letters recipient, Tess, to talking to Mr. Wright, a lawyer. Throughout the story, the issues of grief and death are sensitively discussed by the protagonist, Beatrice, who seems confused and desperate at times but confident and clear at others, which is very important for the development of the plot. 
Another aspect I particularly enjoyed was the array of different twists and turns within the story that made it very difficult to draw conclusions throughout the entire novel until right at the end. Furthermore, the amount of surprises made the story exceptionally gripping and really interesting to read. 

WHAT I DON'T LIKE:

The ending really complemented the remainder of the novel, however, I did find it a little irritating that there is no definitive moment that says "everything is okay" or not. However, some may say this adds to the novel as a whole.

OVERALL:

I gave this novel an easy five star review on Goodreads because I absolutely loved it. The sheer amount of tension and mystery made it worth reading to me, and the additions of great writing style and characterisation were bonuses. Highly recommend this book and suggest you grab yourself a copy if you get the chance! Absolutely love it.


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