Author: Sally Hepworth

Narrator: Barrie Kreinik

Publication Date: April 13, 2021

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Book Description

Sally Hepworth, the author of The Mother-In-Law delivers a knock-out of a novel about the lies that bind two sisters in The Good Sister.

There’s only been one time that Rose couldn’t stop me from doing the wrong thing and that was a mistake that will haunt me for the rest of my life.

Fern Castle works in her local library. She has dinner with her twin sister Rose three nights a week. And she avoids crowds, bright lights and loud noises as much as possible. Fern has a carefully structured life and disrupting her routine can be…dangerous.

When Rose discovers that she cannot get pregnant, Fern sees her chance to pay her sister back for everything Rose has done for her. Fern can have a baby for Rose. She just needs to find a father. Simple.

Fern’s mission will shake the foundations of the life she has carefully built for herself and stir up dark secrets from the past, in this quirky, rich and shocking story of what families keep hidden.

Book Review

The Good Sister is a thriller full of family drama and a childhood secret. Fern works at the local library and lives a very sheltered life. The only person she can count on is her twin sister, Rose. She can’t handle crowds, bright lights, and loud noises so thinks Rose is the only person that understands her. When Rose discovers she can’t get pregnant, Fern decides this is something she can do for her sister. Rose thinks getting pregnant will be easy but starts to question everything after learning some revelations. Secrets from the past are brought to light. There is family drama and Fern is left questioning everything and everyone. I really enjoyed Fern and Wally. From their first meeting until the end of the book, their interactions were always genuine and Wally is always looking out for Fern. Wally lives a very simple life by choice. Fern lives a very sheltered life because she feels like she has to. Fern makes mistakes but is always looking out for others. The Good Sister is a thriller full of family drama. The Good Sister really caught my attention that I really enjoyed. I have a twin sister so always enjoy reading about twins. I am glad that our relationship is nothing like Rose and Fern’s. I recommend The Good Sister for anyone that likes thrillers focused on family drama.

I listened to the audiobook narrated by Barrie Kreinik and enjoyed her narration. Kreinik’s narration really drew me into the story and spoke with emotion.

Thank you St. Martin’s Press, Macmillan Audio and for The Good Sister.

About the Author

Sally Hepworth is the bestselling author of six novels, most recently The Mother In Law (2019) which has been optioned by actress, Amy Poehler, for television. Her latest novel, The Good Sister is available now in Australia & NZ and will be available in early 2021 in North America and UK.

Drawing on the good, the bad and the downright odd of human behaviour, Sally writes incisively about family, relationships and identity. Her domestic thriller novels are laced with quirky humour, sass and a darkly charming tone.

Sally’s novels are available worldwide in English and have been translated into 20 languages.

Sally lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and three children.

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