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Sister, Sister

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  11,436 ratings  ·  824 reviews
From the bestselling author of The Girl Who Lied

Alice: Beautiful, kind, manipulative, liar.

Clare: Intelligent, loyal, paranoid, jealous.

Clare thinks Alice is a manipulative liar who is trying to steal her life.

Alice thinks Clare is jealous of her long-lost return and place in their family.

One of them is telling the truth. The other is a maniac. Two sisters. One truth.
ebook, 364 pages
Published January 6th 2017 by HarperImpulse
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Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
This is a really great twisty psychological thriller. The twists kept coming right to the last page. Loved that. This is an easy to love book.

The plot in this is fabulous, it's gripping and you will be well fooled by much of it. Expect the unexpected! Characters that really pop and have depth (hooray). Some you will love, some you will hate and I'd like me, you might fluctuate on that more than once.

If you want a book that's going to keep you intrigued, entertained and then suitably satisfied w
Jun 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery, 2017, thriller
3 Stars

Told in single POV, 1st person, it’s a standalone novel. The writing was good and held my interest till the end but the plot was predictable. It’s fast-paced, an easy read and still I don’t know what to think about the ending.I'm in the minority here as you can see all the good reviews. Overall, it was an okay read and hope you enjoy it more than me!
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this thriller by Sue Fortin! Claire’s father took their sister away to America when they were kids and never returned, splitting their family in two. She hasn’t seen Alice since she was four years old. When they reconnect, and Alice comes to England to stay with her and her mother, Claire is excited, but as one can imagine in a thriller titled “Sister Sister” things do not go as smoothly as planned.

This one had all the usual delicious hijinks as Claire tried to suss out what wa
Jul 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley
Clare and Alice, two sisters, were separated when they were young. Their dad decided to take Alice with him to America leaving behind Clare with her mom in UK. Years passed by but Clare and her mom never gave up trying to find Alice going as far as hiring a private investigator for the job. Now Clare is an attorney in a private firm with two more partners and lives with her mom, husband Luke and two daughters. This year though after her dad’s death Alice contacts her mom and Clare and wants to m ...more
Jan 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: net-galley, kindle, 2017
I can already tell this is going to be a strong contender for my book of the year. The opening scene sets the scene - with the main narrator in hospital for an unknown reason, sending out little hints that all may not be what it seems.

The blurb suggests that 2 sisters who are reunited after over 20 years apart have many issues to deal with. Who is paranoid and who is hiding something? Just what lengths will they go to to protect themselves and what are we about to discover?

With Claire starting t
Heena Rathore P.
"Sometimes the coldest places are not in the midst of winter, when your breath puffs white, your feet are numb from the cold and your fingers are stiff and frozen. Sometimes the coldest places are in the warmth of your own home, surrounded by your family."

Sister Sister by Sue Fortin is a gripping page-turner of a novel that'll leave you craving for more.

I picked up this book impulsively and having nothing better to read in the first week of the year, I decided to go for it. I was hoping to f
Cortney LaScola - The Bookworm Myrtle Beach
Quick and easy read, but completely predictable and basic. Didn't really care much for any of the characters, and I kind of hated her husband. He was really quick to turn on his wife.

Still, it was enjoyable enough. 3 stars
Liz Barnsley
I enjoyed this psychological thriller thoroughly and read it fast, it has an addictive pace and an interesting theme - long lost sister returns home and ends up completely mucking up the family dynamic. Are there more nefarious plans afoot? Finding out makes for a fun read.

I did have a few bugbears - first Clare, in my opinion, over reacted to small things way too early, it was almost LOOK LOOK SOMETHING IS GOING ON before anything really WAS going on. It felt a little unlikely especially given
Feb 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I have read two other books written by Sue Fortin and thoroughly enjoy her writing style. I love how her mind works as she tackles whatever subject she is writing about, I know I'm in for a good read once I start the first page right until the end.

This has been an anticipated read for me so I'm glad that Harper Collins allowed me to read this via Net Galley.

Two sisters.
But something happened to separate them.
The one left always missed her sister. But now she's married with kids of her own. All l
I've read too many similar books and even seen a movie or two with the same plot. Claire acted brainless and I wouldn't have had her pegged as a solicitor if I didn't read that she was. Most of the book was slightly unbelievable. Claire's actions, the families disbelief and many other things. I knew what was going to happen within the first 5 chapters or so. The pace was decent until the middle where I was bored for a few chapters before improving. It ended up being an okay read.

I received a cop
May 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
So much potential, thrown away because the author decided to turn the heroine into a complete moron 70% of the way through the book. Clare is a married solicitor who lives with her husband, two young daughters, and Mom in the home she grew up in. Pretty happy life, except for one thing, when she was little, her Dad took her younger sister Alice away to America for good, against the will of the Mom, and, after years of searching, Clare and her Mom finally hear from Alice, and the family is quickl ...more
Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebook
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Wow what a ride this book was! It had all the elements necessary to create a top notch psychological thriller; family secrets and betrayals, drama, intrigue, twists and turns galore, and a sense of paranoia throughout leaving you unsure who to trust.

Clare and Alice are sisters who were separated when they were very young. For twenty years, Clare and her mother have tried to find Alice and reunite their family. Their dreams have finally come t
Sherri Thacker
This book grabbed me from page 1 and kept me very interested until the very end. I did figure out parts of the book until the very end and then I saw “WOW. I did not see that coming!” and I would've finished it in 1 day but there's something that got in the way called "SLEEP" and I had to put off the end until this morning. LOL It was a very fast read for me since I could not put it down! ...more
Mar 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: four-star
An enjoyable, page turning psychological thriller of the domestic variety. When Clare's long lost sister Alice suddenly appears back to within the family fold, initially all seems well as Clare and her husband Luke her mother and her two young daughters delight in her return. But when Alice begins acting odd, Clare begins to suspect that she isn't all she seems.

I found the authors writing to be easy on the mind yet it kept me intrigued from start to finish. There were some clever twists and alth
Dec 22, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: meh
This one was not too good. Umm.... yeah.

Admittedly for a fair part of the novel, I resorted to skimming just to get it over with. I really could especially with the plot, character and even the writing style.

It would really help if there was a little more indication when there was a scene change, maybe a little block setting, so I know how she teleported.

The main character was hypocritical, not the worst thing, depending on the plot and book it could be totally fine. But not with this book. Sh
Apr 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sister Sister is the best book by Sue Fortin that I have read. I very highly recommend this novel to all crime fans. Two sisters completely different. Alice is beautiful, kind manipulative liar. Claire Tennision a solicitor is intelligent loyal, paranoid, jealous. As a child Alice is taken by her father on holiday to America and both never come home they stay in America. Years later Alice makes contact and returns home to the UK. Claire who is married with two girls lives with her mother. When A ...more
Lynn Mccarthy
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really Liked the writing style of this author.
An easy read with enough drama to keep you reading and guessing.
A husband leaves his wife and takes one of his daughters with him to America to start a new life.
Twenty years later the sister returns(Alice), the other sister Clair doesn't have a good feeling about her from the start alice makes clair look bad all the time is Alice trying to alienate Clair from her family?
A good twist at the end.

Thank you netgalley the Author and Publisher for a free
Apr 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
This one was just an OK read for me. It was pretty predictable and I found myself skimming parts of it. I'll never understand how a family doesn't do DNA testing on a person who shows up after YEARS of not being around. Especially when that person was a little kid when they disappeared. Is it really that unreasonable to ask just to avoid fraud? At any rate. There were a couple of surprises, but the book overall dragged for me. ...more
Mandy White (mandylovestoread)
Sep 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audible
not at all what i expected.... but in a good way! great book
Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader
Jun 15, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
This was a first for me, the book was slow but I had to read it to find out what was going to happen in the end. I have never read Fortin before, I will try her again soon.
Lisa-Marie Forge
Sep 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This confused me. Every time I updated it on my kindle the title changed to cuckoo although. My front cover said sister sister.


This was a good and easy read, but I did guess (most of) it from the beginning and was getting a little frustrated with the characters. Like really guys?! But they did throw in a few extra little plot lines. It also ended well, a little cliff hanger but not enough for me to be massively frustrated that I even read the book.

Worth a read.
May 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
4/5 stars

I didn't see any of that coming. I literally read this book in one sitting I could not stop reading. It had such a creepy feeling to it the moment we met the sister. This was really good.
Rachel Gilbey
Jan 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm sitting here gobsmacked at what occurred in Sister Sister. It starts as a rather nice story, about a family who have always been splintered, and developed into a far more sinister storyline, complete with betrayal and secrets.

Claire and Alice had been separated as young children, when their father took Alice on a long holiday to America and never came back, splitting the family. As Claire grew up and became a solicitor she was able to afford to high private detectives, but they never found
Apr 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
"Remember, Clare, your family is my family"

'Sister Sister' was my first ever Sue Fortin novel and I have to say I loved it
this book made me feel the emotions that Clare the MC was feeling, it was like I was in her shoes.

The book starts with Clare being in the hospital and her husband Luke is there with her, she's not fully conscious so when the police come to ask a few questions Luke ends up answering some instead.
Skip a few pages and the book takes place 6 weeks before the accident. You find ou
Deborah Whipp
Apr 09, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
** Spoiler Alert **
This is one of those books that is incredibly frustrating because everything is so glaringly obvious, yet you can't stop reading because you want to get to the part where the mega bitch gets her comeuppance. Let's think here: a long lost sister makes contact after two decades and nobody bothers to Google her? A sizable inheritance appears to be a stake, but nobody bothers to verify her identity? I'm able to figure out Alice isn't Alice in a few chapters, but it doesn't dawn on
Shawna P.
Jan 28, 2017 rated it liked it
I hope I am not the only one who got this theme song stuck in their head whenever they read the title...


Clare and her mother have just found out that Clare's long lost sister Alice is alive and well, and wants to see them. I honestly had a struggle reading this just because everything seemed so predictable. There were a few twists I didn't see coming, yet the overall premise has been done time and time again. Luke was such a God awful husband and yeah...not happy with the ending is all I can sa
Mar 12, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: entertainment
***Spoilers included***
I had to force myself to finish this one, but looking back, I’m not sure why I made the effort! This book reads like a Wikipedia summary: No emotion, detail, or complexity, just the plot. In fact, the summary would have spared me over three hundred pages, so it may have been preferable!
Plot: Claire lives with her freeloading mother, “artist” husband, and kids. She works at a law firm where the co-partner is actually her biological father (and there is hardly any developmen
Kim Ebner
Jan 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Having never read a book by this author before, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. Well, let me tell you, you can expect a lot. She really delivered with this book. The plot was interesting, the characters believable and reading this book got my emotions pumping. The first half of the book deals with Alice's return to the family circle and Clare's reactions to her return. Instead of feeling elate
Lance Greenfield
Mar 05, 2017 rated it liked it
I was excited when I started reading this book. It has so many really good reviews. Unfortunately, it didn't live up to my expectations.

As a psychological thriller, it is OK, and I enjoyed reading it. However, many of the twists and turns were predictable. There were a few that weren't. The plot is very good, but I feel that more could have been done with it.

There were chunks of the book with which I became very frustrated. Firstly, the behaviour of Clare as the story unfolds. I couldn't believ
Miriam Smith (A Mother’s Musings)
"Sister Sister" is a twisty psychological thriller written by author Sue Fortin.
It's is a very well written, entertaining and easy to follow story that kept me turning the pages quickly. Although it has its flaws and many of the plot twists I predicted well in advance, this book was still a fun read that I really enjoyed and I would happily recommend to psychological thriller readers looking for an uncomplicated and engaging story.

3.5 stars rounded up to 4.

Thanks to the Goodreads Giveaways for m
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I am a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, having come through their New Writers’ Scheme, and a part of the online writing group The Romaniacs who all met through the NWS. I am also a member of the Crime Writers’ Association.

Lover of cake, Dragonflies and France. Hater of calories, maths and snakes. I was born in Hertfordshire but had a nomadic childhood, moving often with my family, be

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