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 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 to...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
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
On the plus side: it was certainly compelling and the plot had me hooked from the start. Most impressively, particularly for a debut, I was kept guessing all the way through and didn't work out who the culprit was until the end of the story was very near. I did have an inkling what was going to happen when I...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 body is...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
I have a sibling, so I can imagine how it must feel to lose them. I do like how the book deals with Beatrice's grieving process. Even in her own...more
I found the tense/time slips in this confusing at times and although most of the time it is handled well, it was very ambitious and so inevitably it was always going to slip up now and again. Sometimes I just feel it got slightly confusing and difficult to follow.
There was a bit of a chunk of the book where I was slightly bored and I think this is due to the structure.
Beatrice goes to talk to someone/find somethi...more
Bee returns to England from New York when her younger, pregnant sister Tess goes missing. Within days Tess's body is discovered. Unbeknownst to Bee, Tess had given birth to a stillborn son days before her death, so the police, her mother, and her psychiatrist believe she committed suicide, but Bee remains convinced the true cause is murder and sets out to solve the crime. The suspects include:Tess's stalker, her elderly landlord, and her married lover, whose wife is also pregnant....more
I haven't had the best of luck purchasing from the "Literary Fiction New Releases" section lately. Beginning to wonder if my expectations had become too high, I halfheartedly purchased "Sister" by Rosamund Lupton and prepared for yet another disappointing but somewhat diverting read. I was completely surprised when "Sister" grabbed me immediately and continued to be a satisfying, engrossing listen to the very end. Narrator Juanita McMahon was flawless: her delivery well paced, intonation perfect...more
The story is about two sisters who are very close to each other and live far apart in two different countries- Beatrice lives in New York with her fiance, Todd. She works in a well known accounting firm and has very firm opinions on things in life. Tess, unmarried lives in London in an apartment by herself. She is a student in a local arts college. Even though they live further from each other, their bond is quite unbrea...more
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