When her mom calls to tell her that Tess, her younger sister, is missing, Bee returns home to London on the first flight. She expects to find Tess and give her the usual lecture, the bossy big sister scolding her flighty baby sister for taking off without letting anyone know her plans. Tess has always been a free spirit, an artist who takes risks, while conservative Bee co...more
I loved this book. Another reviewer described it as a "crime fiction novel for people who don't like crime fiction" and I agree with that description. I've read a few crime fiction novels and really enjoyed them (e.g. the Millenium trilogy) but it can b...more
I put this book on my ‘mystery/thriller’ shelf based on its blurb, but there’s SO much more to it than that. Yes, the question of what happened to Tess is its central thread, but that’s only one of its many layers and complexities.
I was absorbed by it, confused, compelled. It’s an emotive read, looking at every kind of human trait, and I was moved to tears more than once. It’s one of those books where the full story is only revealed right at the very end, and even then you have...more
Quando Beatrice descobre que a sua irmã, Tess, desapareceu sem deixar rasto abandona tudo em Nova York para saber do paradeiro da irmã em Londres. Há medida que acção se desenrola desc...more
I'd do anything to be with you, right now, right this moment, so I could hold your hand, look at your face, listen to your voice.
Sister was an intense, emotional, touching, moving and yet suspenseful thriller that took my breath away. In terms of intensity it reminded me a lot of “If I Stay”, which basically left me as an emotional train wreck.
In the beginning it was a bit difficult to get into the story as Beatrice jumps between times...more
Rosamund Lupton estreia-se no mundo literário com este thiller/policial - Irmã. Já muito ouvi falar sobre o livro e as críticas positivas são mais do que as que posso contar. São muitos aqueles que recomendam esta leitura e que dizem que este livro é um policial fantástico, como há muito que não se via. Bem, com tanto aparato à volta deste livro tive de espreitar, como é óbvio.
E mal comecei a ler opiniões e ver as críticas maravilhosas a choverem, tornou-se impossível não formar cert...more
Unfortunately, the ending spoiled the entire book for me...more
This book was a gripping page-turner, with some of the most heartfelt writing I have come across in a long time (I really can't say enough about her writing!). Phrases that made me catch my breath. For example: "being depressed would be so welcome compared with the pain of bereavement"; "I'd rather feel guilty for the rest of my life than for her to have felt a second's fear" (mother t...more
Some people when faced with losing a loved one simply accept and move on. Others refuse death knowing it was brought upon the beloved without mercy and with ill intent. Beatrice knows the latter is true because Beatr...more
'Sister' isn't only about the murder of Tess Hemmings, but is about the love of Beatrice for her sister. She was very close to Tess and after her dead...more
This story is a narration by Beatrice to her sister outling her emotions as well as her actions leading up to the identification of Tess's killer. I enjoyed this style of storytelling very much. Not only is it well written, bu...more
Para quem tem irmãos, como eu, é um livro que nos toca especialmente, visto que a autora consegue captar as emoções e passar para as letras o sentimento de desespero que qualquer pessoa sentira com o desaparecimento de um irmão.
Este livro não só é um policial como é também um livro sobre esperança. Beatrice, a irmã mais velha, é uma personagem captivante e com imensa força o que torna a leitura do livro muito fácil.
Apesar do seu sofrimen...more
This is my first Rosamund Lupton read as I bought two of her published books simultaneously, because 1. I knew I was going to love it. 2. I didn't want to wait if I loved the first and hadn't bought the second. 3. Both were luckily on sale in Bookdepository and I got both half price.
I felt like reading something contemporary, set in English, with an air of mystery. It's beautiful - Lupton's prose is so solid, sophisticated and fluid. Conversations flow like raw emo...more
Despite my previous passing up of this book, once I started reading "Sister" I had to know what the truth was. Be...more
In terms of the writing, I had some defin...more
|Sisterhood of the...: Sister by Rosamund Lupton||15||26||Apr 08, 2013 06:45am|
|Ending||7||85||Apr 04, 2013 04:44pm|
|Coffee Talk: March Book of the Month- Discussion Board||15||20||Mar 21, 2013 02:09am|
|Giveaway||2||143||Oct 23, 2012 08:39pm|
|Coffee Talk: Caren and Jennifer Challenge||17||23||Sep 03, 2012 07:13pm|