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4.07  ·  Rating details ·  67 ratings  ·  39 reviews
'From the author of 'The Old Man and The Princess' (Soon to be a major motion picture) - comes a new, dark and violent, gripping and twisted tale, of horrifying terror in the Scottish Highlands.'


(Strong language and Graphic violence and some Scots Dialect - Not for the faint of heart)

Two teenage sisters, both raised in solitude in the harsh Scottish Highlan
Kindle Edition, 1, 220 pages
Published August 31st 2018 by Paul Thomas Publishing
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Dana Ilie
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*** ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Hmmmm I was sure that Sean would not disappoint me.

This is such a good book. This guy can write!!! The story is for adults, it's a little bit dark, but not over the top. I like the writing, the plot and the characters. The book is about family, how the education and environment can shape a human, but also the struggle to remain good in situations that you have no choice but hurt people....
In the end it seems that the evil o
Miriam Smith (A Mother’s Musings)
"My Sister and I" written by established author Sean-Paul Thomas is a dark, gritty and twisted thriller set in the Scottish Highlands. The story focuses on thirteen year old twin sisters and their violent, psychotic and sadistic father who's obviously suffering from a severe mental health problem. One girl is desperate to gain approval from him whilst the other just wants to be free from him and live a normal life. They are constantly given survival challenges to complete in the unforgiving Scot ...more
Whispering Stories
Apr 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Book Reviewed on

This book was so much darker than I expected and I loved it for it, however I would like to issue all manner of content warnings for this book: child abuse, sexual assault, murder, violence and general darkness. I don’t make those warnings lightly either, this book is horrific.

Now that you’ve been duly warned, I can say that this book is excellently written. It’s written in the first person from the perspective of a 13 year old girl who has been raised a
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: horror, 2018-shelf
I'm always willing to read a new Sean-Paul Thomas book because he always surprises me as to where the tale will go next. Or even which genre. Sometimes the books are light and sometimes they're pitch black.

This one is like the struggling bright lights of two barely-teen sisters under the insane yoke of an uber survivalist dad who pretty much puts them through all kinds of paces... that steadily get worse and worse.

At its core it's horror, but it's far from being on the lighter side of horror. It
Oct 28, 2018 rated it liked it
There are horror stories and then there are horror stories. One type tells about monsters and things that go bump in the night and the other type shows us the dark pits of hell a human soul can reach. Most of the time, humans are the worst monsters.

Here, we follow twin sisters as they grow up with their abusive father. No sexual abuse but, as one of the girls correctly states, that doesn't really make it better. He's one of those that had his own father already drill the whole apocalypse schtick
The author provided this book to me in exchange for an honest review.

My Sister and I is a psychological dark twisted tale of an abusive father who wants to toughen up his two young daughters. Both daughters are twins and one is almost as twisted as the father, but the other one is more timid. To give the twins a challenge beyond what young daughters normally experience, the father takes them out into the wilds of the Scottish Highlands and leaves them out there to fend for themselves.

What the t
Stjepan Cobets
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: indie, drama, horror, thrillers
My rating 4.8

The book "My Sister And I" by Sean-Paul Thomas is a psychological thriller with a dramatic dark story. Throughout the book, we follow the thoughts of one of the twin sisters who tell us the story, about her and her sister's life, with their morbid father who came from the dark side of hell. Although the book is classified as horror, this is a hard thriller and very sad drama of two girls and their growing up in a totally insane world of a maniacal killer who is their father. But alt
Sep 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
* I would like to thank the author for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book follows the story of two sisters and their insane and psychotic father (the sisters aren't exactly sunshines either). Well this was a dark story, which shocked me from time to time. Throughout the entire book I was really angry, mainly at the father for being such a horrible person (can he be called a person?), but also at the girls. We can really see how disturbing their relationship was and
Chesca (thecrownedpages)
Quick Review:

Sean-Paul Thomas's My Sister and I is a cruel tale with a broken heart at its center. It's going to drag you to the end like a victim and you'd be willing.

The reason I'm giving it only three stars is because I chug tales of horror and gore like water; it's just me looking for something that would surmount my ever-growing expectations for the genre. Nonetheless, I enjoyed this very much. (Or is 'mourned' a more appropriate word?)
Dec 21, 2019 rated it liked it
This story had me hooked by page two.
I've never read a Scottish set book before and I enjoyed the change in dialect.
This story follows twin sisters that grow up with their strict and abusive father who teaches the girls how to live off the land just as his father taught him.

The story is told from the POV of one of the twins and the reader is given little information about any of the characters so I found it hard to get emotionally invested in any of them.

The father has a dark heart, his bruta
Oct 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: nook
My sister and I 3.5⭐️
They are twins but they are nothing alike. Where one shows compassion the other is cruel. Where one shows misery the other thrives in joy. All their lives they have been different, but as they grow they begin to see how different they really are. Also how her sister protects her no matter the cost.
Dec 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
"I was an eleven-year-old girl and he was my father. He was my world. He was my pain, my torture, my teacher, my tormentor. He was the only thing that I knew."

Many, MANY thanks to the author for reaching out to me and sending me a free copy to read in exchange for an honest review. I'm glad he reached out to me so I could discover this violent, dreadful and impending doom gem of a book. As soon as I read what this book was about I put all my other books to the side to dive right in, and I st
William Bitner Jr.
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My Sister and I
By Sean-Paul Thomas

Genre - Horror/Psychological Thriller/Scottish
Pages - 211
Publication Info - Paul Thomas Publishing; 1 edition, August 25, 2018
Format - Digital
Rating - 📙📙📙📙📙

If you’re looking for a twisted tale that takes place in the Scottish Highlands, My Sister and I, by Sean-Paul Thomas is just the answer. This is one truly messed up and sick family drama. Twin sisters, one evil and one trying to not be evil, and a father who is nothing but pure unadulterated evil. I like psy
Sea Caummisar
Jan 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
2020 reading challenge ( author I've never read before)
First of all, thanks to the author for a review copy.
Now onto the review.... This isn't my usual blood/ guts kinda story. It was brutal in other ways. Think child abuse, not really physical.
Okay, so a crazy dad raising twin girls is teaching them to be survivors. For the end of the world. Making them live of the land by themselves, stranding them hundreds of miles from home, and oh yeah some physical abuse. Both girls are traumatized by him.
Jan 19, 2020 rated it liked it
This is a very graphic novel, so some may find it hard to read. A father raising twin girls for the end of the world by way of camping and hunting skills and murder sets a dark tone for this Scottish located book. One seems to follow her dads teachings loyally while the narrating one is desperate to escape. Various tests for survival put them among people without their father's constant supervision. There are several violent altercations, some feel a little more torture porn than I prefer. Some ...more
Dana-Adriana B.
ARC kindly provided by the author.
Sorry I can't finish this book, so I can't rate it. Too much violence for me, to much pleasure hurting innocent people (twisted family - a dad and two sisters, American cheap horror movie like). And the language! no, did not like it at all. Not for me.
Neil D'Silva
Sep 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I picked up My Sister and I after I saw it recommended in a book group, and I am glad I did. The blurb was the initial draw for me, and the actual story delivered on that promise. The story is of two teenage twin sisters who have a very rigorous upbringing from their father. We see the story through the eyes of one of the sisters, the docile one, while the other is just as merciless and aggressive as her father. It was interesting how the author has not named any of the three major characters (t ...more
May 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
For fans of psychological horror, this is definitely one of the most twisted books I've read in a while. Admittedly, some of the Scottish lingo was difficult to comprehend, but the tension throughout the book was almost palpable. The psychopathic father raising his young daughters to become killers struck home in a hard way, myself being the father to three daughters. Thomas' writing was raw and gritty, and the story grabbed me from the first page until the final sentence. ...more
Kleio B'wti
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Title: My Sister and I
Author: Sean-Paul Thomas
Publisher: Paul Thomas Publishing
Date of publication: August 25, 2018
Number of Pages: 211

We Love Quality Books reviews, My Sister and I written by author Sean-Paul Thomas.
My Sister and I, is a Crime, Thriller & Mystery. It is a Fiction/ Women’s Fiction published by Paul Thomas Publishing. Before we start reading the novel, there is a disclaimer that reads, ‘My Sister and I, is a work of fiction. Names, places and incidents represent
Oct 18, 2018 rated it liked it
First of all, thanks to Sean-Paul Thomas for sending me a copy of his book in exchange for a honest review.
Also, you have to know English isn’t my first language, so feel free to correct me if I make some mistakes while writing this review.

Well, I can't say it wasn't an emotional rollercoaster.

I expected some kind of horror given the premises, but all those twists along the plot gave me the chills and they made me furious, anxious and uncomfortable - and it's all the father's fault.

It's a stor
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
This review first published on Oh Just Books.

This is my first book by Sean-Paul Thomas and I was so intrigued by the first few pages, and I couldn't stop reading it. I later found out that any single book of his is not indicative of all his writing because he writes all sorts of genres and in all kinds of styles. That just makes me want to read more of his stuff!

This book is pure horror. Make no mistakes about it. And not the airy, breezy, casual kind either. This is hardcore stuff. The trigger
Dec 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Sean-Paul Thomas for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I have to say that horror is not my usual genre. That being said, I actually thoroughly enjoyed this book. I loved the dialect being in a lot of broad Scottish, spoken mostly by the father. The young twin daughters being raised by him, to be just like him. Cold and ruthless, yet able to handle and take care of themselves in the worst of circumstances. I was drawn to this book in the first sentence
Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC from the author in return for an honest review.

Wow. This is dark and perhaps the darkest book so far from Sean-Paul Thomas. I love the way that whatever genre he writes he evokes the atmospheric feel of where it is set. I could feel the isolation and have to say I was impressed with this book. Two twin sisters, one fighting against the evil of her father and the other trying everything to gain her father's approval. As the father goes off the rails more and more something has t
Oct 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received this book for a fair review by the author. Judging by the cover, you know that this will be a great Halloween read. My sister and I features a twin, and by default her twin sister. They are rarely apart, being looked after by their father. Not a book with a lot of names, but it wasn't necessary.

My Sister and I are graphically violent and thought provoking to me. I admire the exploration between nature and nurture (what better way to show human behaviour in its most basic?). As the lo
Miss Claire mckenzie
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gory but brilliant

This is first book I’ve read by this author and was not disappointed. Although dark, gory and shocking....I was utterly hooked from the start.
Maria Stallings
Mar 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A Thriller/horror story will completely satisfy fans of the genre.
Set in Scotland - 2 twin young teen girls have an insanely abusive father. His methods of raising them include survival challenges that grown increasingly more horrific. Their past as well is shrouded in mystery and their home is secluded from the world so the father can do what he pleases to raise the young teens in the manner he wants. A perverted "father (always) knows best". The two sisters are devoted to one another. They hav
Mar 10, 2019 added it
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Faith Jones
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am giving this a top star rating because it is engaging, well-composed and an undeniably excellent example of its type; and that’s the criteria I use for scoring good books. This review will make it pretty clear though that I don’t like the genre and would be much happier if I hadn’t read it. If you enjoy unapologetic horror of physicality and the mind, this has my full recommendation. If not, run.

I had to question why I was reading this novel as firstly I’m a sci-fi reviewer and this is very
Nov 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
Jeezo, I love a bit of dark depravity fiction, but this was absolutely merciless.

Imagine one of those mental guys you meet in the pub, the ones with the unsettling glint in their eye that tells you they would have absolutely no problem taking you outside and stabbing you for a laugh. Imagine that guy colder, lonelier, more sadistic, less human. Imagine that guy with two twin girls he’s training up to become just like him. You just wouldn’t want to, but Thomas will make you.

The narrative here is
Lily Vagabond
Jan 20, 2019 rated it liked it
I wish GR allowed a breakdown of star ratings. I would rate 4 stars based on how well the book ends, and some parts were more 3 stars for me.

Twin 13-year-old girls with a spooky connection, deal with a horrific childhood with an absolutely psychotic father, embark on a journey to scare the living crap out of everyone, then fight for their lives, each in their own way.

The book comes with a heavy warning, violence, strong language, etc, etc. I didn't find anything in the book more extreme than wha
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Scottish Author/Screenwriter.

Best Selling Kindle Author of 'The Old Man and The Princess' (Now optioned to be a major motion picture)

Sean is an author from Edinburgh in Scotland. He spent most of his childhood and teenage years on the move with his Scottish and Irish Catholic Parents (No, they weren't bank robbers ) growing up in the likes of Cyprus, Germany, Wales, and England, as an army brat.


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