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Sister: A Novel (edition 2011)

by Rosamund Lupton

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Title:Sister: A Novel
Authors:Rosamund Lupton
Info:Broadway (2011), Paperback, 352 pages
Collections:MASTERLIST 1
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Un thriller insolito ma molto coinvolgente. Veramente bello complimenti all'autrice. ( )
  Angela.Me | Jun 10, 2017 |
This was a very interesting read. An unusual type of book for me but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Beatrice or Bee gets a call to tell her that her pregnant sister is missing. Bee lives in New York and gets the first flight home to London. A few days later she finds out her sister is dead.

A verdict of suicide is recorded but Bee refuses to believe that this is the case and goes on the hunt for her sisters murder. This book is what happens in the lead up to find a murderer. And its very, very good.

I could empathise with Bee, she has been very close to her sister so knows that her sister is not someone who would commit suicide. She loved life. She finds out that her sisters baby died 2 days before her death. Her sister was treated with a new gene therapy as her baby had cystic fibrosis and it was deemed to cure CF in the womb. She wonders if this has anything to do with her sisters death. Everyone believes that the verdict of suicide is correct including, Bee's mother, fiancé and the police. The relationship between Bee and Tess is somewhat beautiful. You get to know Tess, even though she has died.

Its rather difficult to elaborate more on this book without spoiling it for future readers. But the ending was very good and felt left open to interpretation. I'll looks for more books by this author. ( )
  Nataliec7 | May 18, 2017 |
Written in 2nd person ( )
  keithgordonvernon | May 1, 2017 |
I found that the author of this book just droned on and on without getting to the point. The ending was a total letdown and unbelievable . ( )
  spoiledrotten | Mar 10, 2017 |
I think I was supposed to find this creepy or chilling or thought-provoking, but I mainly found it melodramatic and preposterous. ( )
  gayla.bassham | Nov 7, 2016 |
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[An] unusual and searing debut...
added by Shortride | editPublishers Weekly (Apr 4, 2011)
 
Lupton's crisp insights into grief and familial guilt are married to a confidently executed plot. Free from the genre's more mawkish excesses, Lupton's persuasive narrative voice is what keeps this classy debut on track.
 
Like Kate Atkinson, Patricia Highsmith and Ruth Rendell, Lupton builds suspense not only around the causes and details of her story’s brutal denouement, but also around the personalities and motivations of those who lunge and those who duck..... Both tear-jerking and spine-tingling, “Sister” provides an adrenaline rush that could cause a chill on the sunniest afternoon — which, perhaps, the friendly company of a sister or two (or, in a pinch, a brother) might help to dispel.
 

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Waar zullen we een betere dochter, een lievere zuster of een oprechtere vriendin zien?

Jane Austen, Emma

Doch sloop' de winter ook de bloemen, hij heeft

Slechts macht op 't hulsel, 't lieflijke wezen leeft.

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Voor mijn ouders, Kit en Jane Orde-Powlett, uit dankbaarheid dat ze me mijn hele leven hebben aangemoedigd

En voor Martin, mijn echtgenoot, met al mijn liefde
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Lieve Tess,

Ik zou er echt alles voor overhebben om nu, op dit moment, bij je te zijn zodat ik je hand kon vasthouden, naar je gezicht kon kijken en naar je stem kon luisteren.
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Nothing can break the bond between sisters...

When Beatrice gets a frantic call in the middle of Sunday lunch to say that her younger sister Tess is missing, she boards the first flight home to London. But as she learns about the circumstances surrounding Tess's disappearance, she is stunned to discover how little she actually knows of her sister's life — and unprepared for the terrifying truths she must now face.

The police, Beatrice's fiancé and even their mother accept they have lost Tess, but Beatrice refuses to give up on her. So she embarks on a dangerous journey to discover the truth, no matter the cost.

Their bond was unbreakable. The truth was unimaginable.

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'My sister would never have killed herself...' When Beatrice hears that her little sister, Tess, is missing, she returns home to London on the first flight available. But Bee is unprepared for the terrifying truths she must face about her younger sibling when Tess's broken body is discovered in the snow. The police, Bee's friends, her fiance and even her mother accept the fact that Tess committed suicide. But nobody knows a sister like a sister, and Bee is convinced that something more sinister is responsible for Tess's untimely death. So she embarks on a dangerous journey to discover the truth, no matter the cost...… (more)

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