Audio Book Review | Sister by Rosamund Lupton

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Audio Book Review | Sister by Rosamund LuptonSister by Rosamund Lupton
Narrator: Juanita McMahon
Published by Brilliance Audio
Release date : June 16th 2015 (first published January 1st 2010)
Genres: Adult, Mystery, Suspense
Source: The Publisher | Format: AudioBook
Purchase at: Amazon (Affiliate Link) Audible
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Nothing can break the bond between sisters ...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 sister'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 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.

I received this book for free from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

My Take:

Sister, was not a novel that I had previously seen much of before requesting the audio from the publisher. I was in a mood for a mystery – and the added bonus of this being a psychological thriller had me exciting to start it.

In one hand – I loved how the story is written, or told, rather – and the twist at the end had me reeling. It was quite brilliant and made some parts of the novel MAKE SENSE. Bee isn’t the most reliable narrator, that was obvious from the very beginning. She is very determined to prove that her sister did not commit suicide and I loved her dedication to it. She also grew a little, looking back on it.

The story took on many different angles to Tess’ death – and just when I started to figure things out, something else would come about that had me questioning everything and starting back at square one. I was surprised by the killer and the motivation behind it – it was just something I did NOT see coming.

What I found most confusing, and what ultimately has me giving this only 3 1/2 stars, was the narration. This is one of those books that pops around to different time lines and different tense and I would have been able to keep up better had I read it, not listened to the audio. The narrator, Juanita McMahon was not terrible by any means – but wasn’t the best either. I can’t decide of it’s her narration caused the story to feel longer than it is — or the pacing of the book all together. Either way, it’s not a LONG book but it sure did feel that way.

To sum up – I did enjoy Sister. It’s a twisty, bite your nails thriller that had be engrossed while listening. I do feel that I would have enjoyed this more had i read it — but that’s not here nor there. This was such a great novel for a debut and I look forward to picking up more from Rosamund Lupton. I recommend it!



Tonya is a 30 y/o mom, wife, avid reader, coffee junkie, junk food addicted workaholic and blogger.

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