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The Second Sister

by Claire Kendal

Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Family Drama Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on The Second Sister

A sublimely intense, and heart-pumping psychological thriller. Ten years on from the disappearance of her older sister, Ella begins to uncover some potential leads, yet she feels that someone is watching her, waiting. The story is set over 20 days, I was immediately captivated as my mind started to try to piece together the information alongside Ella. Claire Kendal keeps the tension at an almost unbearable level, yet she writes with such beautiful compassion. The family story is as powerful as the fast paced action, and my brain was working on several levels as I evaluated the various strands. I found myself on high alert throughout, as I devoured the words, I quite simply suspected everyone and almost tied myself in knots! ‘The Second Sister’ is a clever and dramatic read, provoking minds into fevered action and striking at the very centre of your heart, highly recommended… ~ Liz Robinson

Liz Robinson

The Second Sister Synopsis

The chilling new psychological thriller from the author of the top ten bestseller, THE BOOK OF YOU, which was selected for Richard and Judy in 2015. Perfect for fans of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN and DISCLAIMER. It is ten years since Ella's sister Miranda disappeared without trace, leaving her young baby behind. Chilling new evidence links Miranda to the horrifying Jason Thorne, now in prison for murdering several women. Is it possible that Miranda knew him? At thirty, Miranda's age when she vanished, Ella looks uncannily like the sister she idolized. What holds Ella together is her love for her sister's child and her work as a self-defence expert helping victims. Haunted by the possibility that Thorne took Miranda, and driven by her nephew's longing to know about his mother, Ella will do whatever it takes to uncover the truth - no matter how dangerous...

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The Second Sister Press Reviews

'THE SECOND SISTER is both a twisty thriller and a sensitively written story of a family stricken by loss and the fear of not knowing the worst. The strife between the remaining sister and her mother especially is depicted with heart-rending warmth and insight.'
Isabelle Grey, author of THE BAD MOTHER

PRAISE FOR THE BOOK OF YOU:

'Any thriller that has you checking over your shoulder and peeking from behind your curtains must be gripping so hats off to Claire Kendal's hard-hitting debut THE BOOK OF YOU for doing just this'
Stylist

'Both brutal and unbearably tense, THE BOOK OF YOU announces the arrival of a fierce new talent, a writer not afraid to grasp a woman's fears in stark detail and to invoke nightmares'
Daily Mail

'Clever, claustrophobic and chillingly good'
Good Housekeeping

'THE BOOK OF YOU starts with breathtaking brilliance and then just gets better with every page. Already my book of the year'
Elizabeth Haynes (author of INTO THE DARKEST CORNER)

'Gripping with some very smart twists'
Woman Magazine

'A gripping read!'
Closer

'Addictive ... I literally hardly breathed as I raced to the end. It's a terrifying thriller'
Samantha Hayes (author of UNTIL YOU'RE MINE)

'Creepy and compelling . what happens when the wrong guy won't take no for an answer?'
Paula Daly (author of JUST WHAT KIND OF MOTHER ARE YOU?)

'Chilling, raw, and utterly addictive, THE BOOK OF YOU is the kind of psychological thriller that you will want to read in one gulp, only to find yourself terrified once the lights are off
Alafair Burke (New York Times bestselling author of IF YOU WERE HERE)

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ISBN: 9780007531714
Publication date: 04/05/2017
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007531714
Publication date: 4th May 2017
Author: Claire Kendal
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 480 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Thriller / suspense, Crime & mystery,

About Claire Kendal

Claire Kendal was born in America and educated in England, where she has spent all of her adult life. The Book of You is her first novel. It will be translated into over a dozen languages. Claire teaches English Literature and Creative Writing, and lives in the South West with her family. She is working on her next psychological thriller.  

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