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For a decade, Hannah’s life has been pretty close to perfect – she has a great job, she’s married to Mark, and her child-free existence means she’s free as a bird. The only sadness in her life is a fall-out with her sister Diane, who hasn’t spoken to her in over ten years. But now Diane is on her doorstep – and this time, she’s got her teenage daughter Mia in tow.

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Paperback, 368 pages
Published March 21st 2019 by Avon
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Selena
Mar 26, 2019 rated it liked it
I received a copy of My Sister's Lies by S.D. Robertson from NetGalley for my honest review.

A story of twin sisters, Diane and Hannah, who haven't spoken to each other for ten years. Hannah, is a happy woman and has a wonderful husband named Mark. Then one day, Diane is on Hannah's doorstep with her fourteen year old daughter, Mia. . Diane asks her sister to look after Mia for a few days, so she can get some things in her life in order. She agrees, mostly because she wants to get to know her Nie
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Dash fan
4☆ A Gripping, Taut read

My Sister's Lies is a gripping and taut story of family, secrets, lies and drama.

Hannah and her twin sister Diane don't have the best relationship, so when Diane turns up on Hannah's door asking for Hannah to take care of her daughter Mia for a little while, Hannah can't say no!

Despite their awkward relationship, Hannah adores her niece.
But as time flies by, Diane still hasn't contacted Hannah and she's beginning to worry.

What has happened to Diane, can Hannah find her be
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Shalini
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes I wonder what life is all about, and then I read a book like this which deals with tough topics like suicide, loss of a sister, and devastating lies. This might seem to be a fictional tale, but with billions living in this earth, it might have happened to someone.

S. D. Robertson has taken this slice of life about a wickedness, a jealousy, and the need to feel better about oneself and written a story about two sisters Hannah and Diane. The story goes thus, Hannah and Mark lead a happy
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Julie Parks
Jun 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
I can see why many women will love this plot. It's very suggestive from the very start and it offers a classic story underneath it - the two sisters with secrets from their pasts. A family where nothing is as it seems. Need I say more?

S.D. Robertson's writing is fast-paced and engaging, adding a certain new thrill to this age-old story. I liked the jumping perspectives and the fact that the author wasn't afraid to give it all up front, making the story deeper rather than just sticking to the usu
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Georgina
Aug 28, 2019 rated it did not like it
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Elizabeth Mellen
Mar 17, 2019 rated it liked it
This didn’t really do much for me. I felt like a lot was given away towards the beginning, and so I wasn’t shocked as things came out later. Another thing that bothered me was how often we’re hit over the head with “Mark never wanted children, after a trauma in his childhood” it took so long to hear what the trauma was, but that it existed with no detail kept being restated. The same for the event that caused the sister’s rift. I just was let down to find out the background stories to both of th ...more
Kelly Lacey
Apr 28, 2019 rated it liked it
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Laura
Apr 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a well-crafted, thought provoking novel about forgiveness, family and - of course - secrets. There's an element to mystery about it, as the book opens with an unnamed woman preparing for something quite dramatic which we can sort of work out, but we don't know who it is or when it's occurring. Then the narrative switches to Hannah and her husband Mark, who is visited by her estranged sister Diane and her daughter, Mia. Diane asks them to take Mia in whilst she sorts 'something important' ...more
booksofallkinds
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
*I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book from the Publisher

If you want a story that will tug at your heartstrings, characters that will engage and connect with you at every turn, and a plot that will keep you gripped the whole way through, then look no further than MY SISTER'S LIES by S.D. Robertson.

Hannah is happy with her marriage and her new career as an author. Sometimes she wonders about her sister Diane, a sister whom she hasn't seen or spoken to in over ten years, but the thought alway
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Adele Shea
Mar 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have read a couple of of S.D. Robertsons books before but My Sister's Lies, by far, tops them.
Brilliantly written with lots of twists that keeps you wanting more.
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Susan
Mar 06, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This would be an awesome beach read if you were looking for a lightweight mystery. Lots of emotions. Lots of family secrets. Lots of intrigue. The payoff is a little soft but it is diverting.
Tony Bezilla
Groundhog day

I'm not a fan of the regurgitative writing style. The oh, so tedious practice of saying the same thing over and over using different characters to replay the same event from a slightly different perspective. One gets the impression that if the author were to just get on with it the whole story would be written in 65 pages. I found the book tiresome, predictable and not even slightly tear invoking.
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Tricia Sanders
did not hold my attention at all....a bit boring.
Kelly
Apr 01, 2020 rated it did not like it
Too many cliches, forced suspense, predictable
Lainy
Mar 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Time taken to read - < 1 day

Pages - 368

Publisher - Avon

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For a decade, Hannah’s life has been pretty close to perfect – she has a great job, she’s married to Mark, and her child-free existence means she’s free as a bird. The only sadness in her life is a fall-out with her sister Diane, who hasn’t spoken to her in over ten years. But now Diane is on her doorstep – and this time, she’s got her teenage daughter Mia in tow.

When Diane asks if Mia can stay with
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Diana Barnett
Jul 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this book

This is the first book I have read of this author. I loved every page of it. I had smiles on my face and tears in my eyes. This is a double thumbs up for me.
Mel
May 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An emotional gripping story

Well what to say, I have really enjoyed the storyline and the characters. I know that identical twins loved playing this game, I know some.

I gave it only four stars because it was quite predictable, after Mark started to worry the first time. But still I enjoyed the Authors writing style, with all the details in the past and present and future.
The story is about identical twins, Hannah and Diane, thus story has secrets, jealousy and lies in quite a terrific way. Dian
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MarylineD
Mar 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
"My Sister’s Lies" by S.D. Robertson.

4 stars.
Really good! I loved the way it started and knew I was going to enjoy that book right away.
It just felt a little slow around (before) the middle then wow!
I loved the characters, I felt their emotions. These situations must be so hard to go through!
That poor teenager, Mia!

I am glad my sister and I are close and don't have secrets... at least not that kind! And we would never let each other go through things alone.

A great read!

Thank you NetGalley and
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Franny
Sep 02, 2019 rated it did not like it
"My Sister's Lies" is so incredibly awful the only mystery is why anyone would publish it. The plot is silly and melodramatic, but even worse is that the author doesn't play fair with readers. Throughout the book there are allusions to various "secrets" each of which is fairly obvious and, when finally revealed are of little import to the story. One, in particular, is so unlikely it's laughable. Top off all of that with the awkward phrasing, grammatical errors, stilted (and often pointless) dial ...more
Pheadra
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was ok
This story was neither gripping, nor heart-breaking. It also didn't reveal anything I hadn't already assumed, but this did not redeem the story about identical twins Hannah(supposedly good) and Diane( supposedly bad) but both highly unlikeable. Add Hannah's cowardly, weak husband Mark to the mix and you're left with a family drama befitting a soap. A basic rule of writing is not to write from the opposite sex's perspective. The bulk of this story is told from Hannah's perspective rather poorly. ...more
Lesley
Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Read it more or less in one sitting - thoroughly enjoyed it!
Amy
Mar 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

If you like your mysteries with a lot of emotion–the sort that make you tear up (okay, downright weep)–this is the book for you.

S D Robertson introduces us to two sisters, Hannah and Diane, who have spent the last dozen or so years largely estranged. The one tie that remains is Diane’s daughter Mia, whom Hannah wishes she knew better. The opportunity for that presents itself when Diane shows up, Mia in tow, and asks Hannah to watch her for a few days. When a few weeks go by and Diane is
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Holiday Wilde
Parts of this book were brilliant but I got bogged down as it looped with details it had already told me. I did like how it was structured and that indeed kept you reading. After I had finished I had to reread the beginning of course, so I could catch all of the little nuances but I knew I would have to do that as soon as I recognized the structure of the story.
Linda Churchill
Sep 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this on Amazon Prime Reading. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Sue Harding
Nov 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Emotional read, kept me gripped from start to finish. Certainly will be looking for further books by this author
Nicole Hibbard
Apr 14, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars ✨ I could not put this book down what a twist!
The story kept you guessing and didn’t disappoint, I would absolutely recommend you pick this easy read up.
Kerri wagner
Dec 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book took me a while to finish but it was very interesting and you kept discovering new things on the way. Two sisters with a long history that you keep getting more details as the book goes on.
Elle
Mar 16, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. This was a good book with a smooth read and believable characters. It wasn't my usual genre, but I did enjoy it. It kept my interest well and had a few decent surprises along the way.

For full review: My Sister's Lies on EPJ
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C1judyyahoo.Ca
This read had its moments...the beginning was riveting, the plot slowed during the middle with a somewhat predictable ending.
Chelsey Travis
Jul 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Must read book

I loved this book only thing I didnt like is (without giving a spoiler) I wanted to know how Mia reacted when she found out who her father truly was. Ugh it's got me wondering now!
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Former journalist S.D. Robertson quit his role as a local newspaper editor to pursue a lifelong ambition of becoming a novelist.

An English graduate from the University of Manchester, he’s also worked as a holiday rep, door-to-door salesman, train cleaner, kitchen porter and mobile phone network engineer.

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