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 the book in hospital we begin to wonder whether her paranoia has tipped her over the edge. But is Alice all she seems? Is Alice trying to destroy Claire’s family and take her place?
I was trying to second guess the story all the way through and it had me gripped throughout. It must be awful to be separated from a family member in childhood and this book shows how it can affect everyone involved. The Mum in the book has never got over the pain- and the reunion has put the sparkle back into her eyes.
I really would highly recommend this book and would like to thank Net Galley for the opportunity to discover Sue’s books. I just know she’s going to join my list of favourite authors and already had a couple more books lined up to read.
A solid 5* read for me.