Thank you for joining me I'm taking part in a blog blitz for The Good Sister by Jess Ryder and you can catch my review today. If you get chance why not check out the other stops too. First of all let's take a look at the description for the book...
There are two sides to every secret.
When her beloved father dies, Josie is devastated to uncover a secret life he has led with another family: another house, another woman and a half-sister, Valentina.
Born in the same week, in the same hospital, they look so physically alike they could be mistaken for twins. But the similarities end there…
Josie is sweet and reserved, a counsellor with the perfect boyfriend and the perfect life. Valentina is damaged and reckless, and she always gets what she wants.
But what she wants is Josie’s life, and she’ll stop at nothing until she has it.
The opening completely grabbed me and it's safe to say I was intrigued. It was just like a twisty mystery as Josie tries to discover her father's secrets. You can feel her shock over how big the lies he told are. It's hard enough when a loved one dies but to discover the things that Josie finds out are really tough.
I really enjoyed reading the facts at the start of each chapter they were fun and I loved how they tied in with the story. The fact that you got both points of view was perfect for me it almost gave an off balanced feeling to the story that made it pretty addictive. The transition from the two perspectives for the most part was done well and helped move the story along as you saw the two sides to the story. The relationship between Josie and Valentina is written very well and as they get to know each other you can see a dark and disturbing undercurrent just waiting beneath the surface.
The Good Sister is pretty fast moving especially as the truth unravels and the fallout starts. Tense at times with lots of twists and revelations that had me wondering what to believe. Jess Ryder has written a vivid story that just seemed to come to life as I read meaning I was completely dragged into this crazy and nightmarish situation. I read this in one go as I just had to know how it would all play out.
A story packed full of secrets and lies that left me in a continual spin.
With thanks to Bookouture & Netgalley for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.
Jess Ryder is the pseudonym of Jan Page, author, screenwriter, playwright and award-winning television producer. After many years working in children’s media, she has recently embarked on a life of crime. Writing, that is. Her other big love is making pots.