Saturday, 14 October 2017

Bad Sister by Sam Carrington @sam_carrington1 #BlogTour #Review @AvonBooksUK

Thank you for joining me on the blog tour for Bad Sister by Sam Carrington. Today you can catch my review but first of all let's take a look at the description for the book...

The gripping psychological thriller everyone is talking about, from the author of Saving Sophie.

Sisters. Allies. Liars.

Stephanie is scared for her life. Her psychologist, Connie Summers, wants to help her face her fears, but Connie will never really understand her. Stephanie’s past has been wiped away for her own protection. Stephanie isn’t even her real name. But then, Dr Summers isn’t Connie’s real name either.

And that’s not all the women have in common. As Stephanie opens up about her troubled relationship with her brother, Connie is forced to confront her own dark family secrets.

When a mutilated body is dumped in plain sight, it will have devastating consequences for both women.

Who is the victim?
Who is to blame?
Who is next?

Gripping, tense and impossible to put down, Bad Sister will have fans of Sue Fortin, B A Paris and Linda Green hooked till the final page.

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Bad Sister has such an interesting opening and I was so intrigued as to where the story would go from there. It will definitely grab your attention wondering how it will all tie in with the present day storyline.

I liked that there appeared to be secrets all around and I was completely on alert trying to figure things out. It's definitely safe to say that I was kept on my toes and I loved this. In Bad Sister being surprised and shocked is a perfect description it made for a pretty compelling read and for the most part my interest was kept all the way through. The story is well crafted and easily drew me into Connie's life and kept me there for the whole duration of this story. I really enjoyed the clever twists and turns that left me trying to figure everything out. There is a certain level of underlying tension and suspense that is perfectly written.

The characters have plenty of secrets to keep the reader constantly wondering when they would be revealed. There are different perspectives that also helps to keep the story fresh and moving along. I think that the transition from the differing view points is done well and I never felt like it disrupted the story only added to the overall suspense. The characters aren't fully likeable they have their flaws but for me this is a good thing I appreciate them all the more for having that realistic edge to them. Connie and Lindsay made this story even better and their scenes together made the story stronger. Sam Carrington has written some intriguing and complex characters that will make you invested in the story but also so interested in discovering their secrets.

Four stars from me!

With thanks to Sabah at Avon & Netgalley for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.

Sam Carrington lives in Devon with her husband and three children. She worked for the NHS for 15 years, during which time she qualified as a nurse. Following the completion of a Psychology degree she went to work for the prison service as an Offending Behaviour Programme Facilitator.


  1. Thanks so much for being part of Bad Sister's blog tour, Rachel! Thrilled with your review - thank you! Sam x

    1. You're very welcome, loved being part of the tour x