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The Liar's Sister

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  1,297 ratings  ·  207 reviews

Ten years ago, a boy named Samuel Murray went missing from the quiet village of Buckthorpe and was never seen again.

Rosie Sharpe cried over her missing friend for weeks after. But her little sister Heather knows that Rosie’s tears hide the truth. Because the night Samuel was last seen, Heather watched her older sister cli
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Published September 25th 2019 by Bookouture (first published September 20th 2019)
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Irena BookDustMagic
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
One day I was browsing through Netgalley books in order to find a good thriller because I was really in a mood for that genre.
Out of all of the novels in that category (and may I say, it’s the most popular category there) The Liar’s Sister was the one that sounded the most appealing to me.
The cover is attractive, but the premise is what got my attention, so therefore I knew it was a winner.

My feeling was right, because not only did I like the story in the book, but I also fell in love with the a
Sep 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
and the twists keep coming!!!

Sarah A. Denzil has written another fast paced twisted thriller that left my head spinning! First of all I want to address how hard it is to please a thriller Reader these days (myself included). We want a book full of twists and turns that we don’t see coming, Full of tension that keeps us on the edge of our seat. We want an ending that will completely shock us, and we want it to be entirely believable. On top of that we want likable characters that we can relate
Katie B
I had never read anything by the author before so I went into this one with low expectations. This book definitely held my interest but until I got to the ending, I was thinking this was just an average psychological thriller. The ending is the star of the show in my opinion and is complex enough that I would be shocked if any reader could figure out every single piece of the puzzle ahead of time. It's like the author threw everything but the kitchen sink into the ending, and somewhat remarkably ...more
Aug 25, 2019 rated it liked it
This is the story of two sisters - Rosie and Heather and the damaging secrets and lies that separated them 10 years previously. They are very different Rosie is a risk taker who’s life went badly wrong. Heather is steadier and more cautious. They are a family who doesn’t communicate and so the secrets fester over the years. This is a rollercoaster story of how the secrets are revealed and the massive damage they cause. The story is told from the perspective of the two sisters and from 10 years a ...more
Mandy White (mandylovestoread)
First of all I want to say that I am a massive fan of this author and have loved all of her books so far. With The Liar's Sister I went in with high expectations but I was disappointed. I did not hate this book, I did enjoy it but it was somehow not as good as her previous books. It was a good story but a bit slow in parts and the ending was over the top for me. I did read this quickly in just a few hours last night.

Sisters Heather and Rosie are reunited when their mother is dying. They have no
Dec 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a free e-copy of The Liar's sister by Sarah A. Denzil from NetGalley for my honest review.

A story of two sisters, Rosie and Heather, who haven’t seen each other in years. They haven't seen each other since their friend, Samuel Murray, disappeared when they were younger. Heather has been caring for their dying mother and Rosie finally decides to come back home to see her before she passes.

Heather has always believed that Rosie had something to do with Samuels disappearance. She even b
Louise Wilson
Sep 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ten years ago a boy ent missing from Blackthorpe and was never seen again. Sisters Rosie and Heather return to the village to be with their mother in their final days. Rosie and Heather have been estranged for years. But soon family secrets and lies are brought to the fore. Heather had always felt that Rosie had something to do with Samuels disappearance. But was she?

This story spans over ten years. The story is told from Rosue and Heather's point of view. Rosie tells us about the past while Hea
Sep 08, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I’ve had The Silent Child in my queue for ages, but this is the first book by Sarah Denzil I’ve actually read.

Two sisters have been estranged for years but their mother’s cancer finally brings them back together. Ten years before, the neighbor boy went missing. The same night the elder sister was seen returning home, disheveled, by her younger sister. For all those years, Heather has wondered if her sister Rosie had a role in his disappearance.

This book kept my interest but I can’t say I found
Sep 03, 2019 rated it really liked it

Firstly got to mention that I love that the author in her acknowledgments thanks caffeine for helping her write the book, made me smile 😃

Two sisters, a year apart, a village ripe with secrets and gossip, long memories and grudges, jealousies and lies all thrown in the mix and out pops ‘The Liars Sister’
Add lots of intrigue, murder, a disappearance which is a complicated and unsolved past crime and you are almost there re what this book has to offer
Then just to add even more you get a dying Mum’
Shelleen Toland
Sep 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley-read
Rosie and Heather are sisters who have been estranged for many years. The last Heather knew of Rosie she was on drugs and in a bad place in her life and never answered phone calls or emails. Heather moved back home to take care of their dying mom and her last request was to see Rosie. Heather finally manages to get a hold of her.
10 years ago a boy , Samuel went missing and Heather thinks Rosie had something to do with it and he was best friend with Heather. Now that both sisters are back in town
Christina McDonald
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another twisty, addictive thriller from Denzil! With secrets and lies, grief and trauma, the story unravels delicately and intricately at first, ramping up tension as we race to the shocking conclusion in order to find out what really happened to Samuel, and if Rosie was involved the night he disappeared.

A quick, page-turning read with dual POVs that seamlessly moves from of one sister to the other, past and present, The Liar's Sister cleverly unravels the truth layer by insidious layer until it
Aug 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
Heather and Rosie having had quite a fraught relationship over the last ten years are forced to spend time together when their mother is days away from dying. There is something that has happened in the past that have caused these two to no longer be close and I was really intrigued to know just why.

The setting for the story is just perfect. A small village where every one knows each other. It added to an already tense read making it almost claustrophobic at times. The further into the story we
Natalia  R
Sep 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ten years ago, the rural village of Buckthorpe was rocked by the disappearance of sixteen-year-old Samuel Murray after the most popular girl in the village, Rosie Sharpe accused him of trying to rape her. No one knows what happened to Samuel, but Rosie's younger sister, Heather believes she knows exactly who is responsible for his disappearance. On the night that he vanished, Heather saw Rosie sneaking back into the house, her clothes were torn and she was trembling with fear. She never told any ...more
Christi M
Sep 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, thriller
In this new psychological thriller, two sisters are forever altered when a boy they both know disappears one night.

The book opens with a letter from Heather to her sister Rosie. A letter that tells Rosie that her sister knows what she did – that she knows Rosie is a murderer. However, Heather never actually sends that letter to her sister.

The disappearance of Samuel Murray changed everything for both sisters. Soon after high school, Rosie leaves home and rarely comes back. The once stra
This is my first book by Sarah A Denzil it won"t be my last. It started slow was questioning if I would stop it or continue but I stuck with it for sure it got so good. The bound between sister's is something strong. A small british village full of dark secrets with a corrupted police. Two families with deep dark secrets.
The truth came out in the end and the sister"s we"re able to stay in their family home. The villagers had accepted the fact the sister"s we"re staying.
I want to thank NetGalley
Robin Loves Reading
My Rating: 4.5 Stars

On the one hand when teen Samuel Murray disappeared, life went on as usual. However, this certainly wasn't the case for best friend Rosie Sharpe. She never got over his loss. It is now ten years later, and now Rosie is back home and is facing the real truth of everything.

When Samuel became missing, Heather immediately suspected Rosie because she something that made Rosie look very guilty, but Heather never said a word. Now that both sisters are back home in the village of Bu
Kat Dietrich

3.5 stars

The Liar’s Sister by Sarah A. Denzil is a mystery novel.

First, let me thank NetGalley, the publisher Bookouture, and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

My Synopsis:   (No major reveals, but if concerned, skip to My Opinions)

Heather and Rosie are back home in the small village of Buckthorpe, after many years away.  Their mother is dying, and although Heather was back regularly to care for her, she has
Farshana ❤️rainnbooks❤️
Sep 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, netgalley
Thank You Net Galley, Bookouture and Sarah A Denzil for a chance to read this book

I'm so glad I got a chance to read Sarah Denzil's The Liar's Sister by Bookouture. She's one author whose books I have always wanted to check out but never got around to. The Liar's Sister is a surprising book, the first three-quarters of the story reads like any other thriller out there but the final few pages left me feeling stupid. I had so many thoughts and guesses and everything flew out of the window. The foc
Sep 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have read and enjoyed Silent Child by this author, so I went into the story with a strange anticipation, wanting my cells to buzz with the dark energy that a book which messes the mind did.

The story took time to build up. Two sisters Rosie and Heather reunited after many years on their mother's deathbed. On the surface they seemed disconnected, but there was a nervous energy binding them. Secrets abounded in their past about their missing friend Samuel Murray. What did happen 10 years ago?

Christina McDonald
Another twisty, addictive thriller from Denzil! With secrets and lies, grief and trauma, the story unravels delicately and intricately at first, ramping up tension as we race to the shocking conclusion in order to find out what really happened to Samuel and if Rosie was involved the night he disappeared.

A quick, page-turning read with dual POVs that seamlessly moves from of one sister to the other, past and present, The Liar's Sister cleverly unravels the truth layer by insidious layer until it
Samantha Gonsalves
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Settling down with a Sarah Denzil book always invokes a feeling a warmth and happiness in me nevermind the genre of the book - a mystery filled psychological thriller. This is only my third book by the author and I am absolutely floored away with this one as well. The Only Daughter and Silent Child were spectacular reads and The Liar's Sister is equally thrilling, tense and twisty and so much more!

Sisters Rosie and Heather Sharpe were childhood friends with Samuel Murray - a local farmer's boy,
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I really liked how the author took you back to when the main characters were younger and showed why the backstory was so important. She was able to wind current day events with the events that happened ten years ago and show why every small choice in life really does have an impact on one’s future. The ending was also mind-blowing.

This is a dialogue driven tale and moves along at a nice pace alternating between present day and ten years ago. The setting is the UK and the book cont
What a brilliant psychological thriller this turned out to be! It initially feels like a story of everyday folk in a mildly dysfunctional family but then there are so many twists, mysteries, surprises and shocking revelations. It definitely kept me guessing until the last quarter when everything starts to come together, but what a journey!

This story effectively starts and ends with letters. The first letter is written by Heather to her sister, Rosie. It definitely sets the scene and explains key
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Quiet,reserved Heather and boisterous,wild Rosie have always had a bit of a passive/aggressive relashionship. The sisters were polar opposites in looks,demeanour and behaviour but despite their differences they did enjoy spending their time together riding their horses and exploring the woods near their childhood home. But then everything changed the day that Samuel Murray entered their lives. Samuel lived on a farm near their home and was the victim of bullying by the children at their school a ...more
Sep 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another of my favourite authors and another new book. I am in reading heaven!!!!!
A dysfunctional family, so many secrets and so many lies. This book had me gripped from the first to the last page. Ten years ago a teenager Samuel Murray went missing Why? Where is he? The story centres around the two sisters Rosie and Heather Sharpe, they both have secrets that have literally pulled them apart. I thought I had some idea of the truth but when the truth was finally revealed I was shocked. Never in m
★★★★ 4 stars

Having thoroughly enjoyed both "The Silent Child" and "Only Daughter" , I of course had high hopes for THE LIAR'S SISTER. I was not disappointed. Sarah Denzil has the ability to draw you into an isolated existence where there is just you and the handful of characters with all their secrets and lies unraveling before you. It's chilling and yet it's completely riveting.

Ten years ago, local boy Samuel Murray went missing in the small Yorkshire village of Blackthorpe, never to be
Silvia F.
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
I'm honestly not even sure where to begin with this review. This was a fascinating read and one heck of a THRILLER.

Let's start with the bad... It took me until I was about 60% through the book to actually start getting into it. The beginning had caught my attention with the letter that Heather wrote to Rosie about the disappearance of her boyfriend 10 years earlier. This was of course a very intriguing way to start any book and I was into it until about chapter 5 where I didn't feel the book wa
Feb 19, 2020 rated it liked it
There is so much going on at the end, twist after twist, but it couldn't quite make up for the slow start. The story unfolds in alternating POV from the two sisters: Heather's chapters are set in present day, Rosie's take place in the past, starting when they were young teens.

With their mom in hospice, Rosie comes home to be with her sister after a five year absence. They haven't been close since Samuel disappeared, and Heather goes back and forth between thinking Rosie killed him (and may be af
Jan 20, 2021 rated it it was ok
I wanted a little more from this. There were no amazing revelations at the end. The pace and plot was ok, but I wanted more action, more suspense.
marnie | once upon a time book blog
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
Sarah has done it again! This book is a ripper! Gripped right from the start, I couldn’t race through the pages fast enough to see how this was all going unfold. It has everything that you want in a psychological thriller and more. Be prepared to be hooked and buckle up, as Sarah takes you on a wild ride that is full of twists and turns that don’t stop until the unexpected thrilling conclusion.

Sarah has created a chilling and intricate, tale that is told from the perspective of two sisters Rosie
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Sarah A. Denzil is a Wall Street Journal bestselling suspense writer. She is also known as young adult author Sarah Dalton.

Sarah lives in Yorkshire with her partner, enjoying the scenic countryside and rather unpredictable weather.

She is the author of international bestselling psychological thriller SILENT CHILD, which topped the bestseller lists on Amazon in the US, UK and Australia.

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