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Sister by Rosamund Lupton
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Sep 14, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: read-after-university, read-in-my-twenties, adult-fiction
Recommended for: Jodi Picoult fans - it's different but similar
Read from January 09 to 18, 2011

Sister is a psychological thriller from the viewpoint of Beatrice. Beatrice communicates to her missing sister Tess through a letter or diary-like entries. The plot is centered around her attempts to find out the truth about Tess's disappearance.

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 be a difficult genre to get right. I always feel overwhelmed when entering the crime section of a bookstore or library, faced with hundreds of books that look and sound the same. However, Sister stood out to me because it has a beautiful cover and not one you would associated with a crime investigation. It's serene as opposed to bold and bloody. I would have assumed it was more of a family drama novel and I believe this novel bridges the gap between the two genres.

Sister is an extremely easy and captivating read - I particularly enjoyed the ethical debates concerning medicine - and I'm not surprised that it was on the UK bestsellers list for so long.

edit 2012: I wrote this initially to be a 'personal review' so it's not very good, but I'm sure my enthusiasm for the book still comes across ;)
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message 1: by Pam (new)

Pam I have this book on my list to read this year. Glad it is good.

Stacey (prettybooks) Oh awesome :) And I completely agree! (Although I'm not sure why this review has so many 'likes' as I wouldn't say it's particularly good! Perhaps people just agree, too, that is crime for people who don't usually read crime).

I remember seeing that Defending Jacob was a really popular one, but I didn't look at it properly.

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