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Release Date: Available Now
Synopsis: No one knows you better than a sister—your dreams, your fears, your mistakes, and all your secrets.
It was just that way when Jess and her older sister, Emily were children. Born barely a year apart, they were deeply entwined, complementing each other in their differences. When Jess felt awkward and shy, Emily, the consummate big sister, was happy to take the lead.
After a long estrangement, they’ve become close again. Jess moves into the comfortable Isle of Wight home Emily shares with her husband, step-daughter, and toddler. Any misgivings about the past are swept away and forgotten.
And then, on New Year’s Eve, little Daisy disappears while in Jess’s care.
Jess is in shock, unable to remember what happened. Emily, traumatized, watches helplessly as her life unravels. But as the search intensifies and the police detective’s questions grow more pointed, a different picture emerges. Behind the image of a happy family—Daisy’s doting teenage sister, Chloe, loving father and husband, James, and siblings Emily and Jess—there are devastating deceptions and long-ago choices that can never be unmade. And underlying everything is the story of what really happened to drive Emily and Jess apart years ago.
Unfolding through shifting perspectives, Little Sister is a brilliantly plotted, dark, and constantly surprising tale of love, rivalry, and broken loyalty that reveals how far one sister might go to protect—or destroy—another…
Holy Guacamole! You can’t trust anyone nowadays, at least not in Little Sister. Every character has secrets they’re keeping, secrets they’ll do just about anything to protect. Which makes for a deliciously suspenseful and twisty tale which kept me guessing almost right up until the end. The only reason why I’m not giving this a perfect 5 stars is because I thought the middle of the book slowed down a little. However, it wasn’t enough to stop me from reading. I desperately needed to not only find out what happened to little Daisy, but also to the history behind Jess and Emily’s dysfunctional relationship. I highly recommend this to readers who love family drama, unreliable characters, twisty mysteries, and psychological suspense.