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Sister (edition 2010)

by Rosamund Lupton

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Title:Sister
Authors:Rosamund Lupton
Info:Piatkus Books (2010), Edition: Export ed, Paperback, 384 pages
Collections:Your library, Fiction
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Tags:Crime fiction, Murder, Mystery, Cystic Fibrosis, Psychological thriller

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Another sad book but one I did enjoy and recommend others to read. The twist at the end was unexpected. The writing was beautiful as was the way the author dealt with the relationships between sisters and mother and daughters. Relationships are complex and sometimes not exactly what we think they are. ( )
  scot2 | Feb 6, 2016 |
"Sister" is an intriguing book about a woman coming to terms with her sister's death. The police have called Tess' death suicide, but Beatrice know her sister too well and is convinced she has been murdered and will not rest until the truth has been revealed.

Told from Bee's point of view in the form of a letter to her beloved sister, the reader gradually learns more about the two women, their precarious childhood, their daily lives and the strong bond between them despite their vast differences.

Beautifully written, this book is heart-wrenching, gripping and intense. Not only is it a murder mystery but also a wonderful exploration of the special relationship between sisters. A great read! ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jan 23, 2016 |
"Sister" is an intriguing book about a woman coming to terms with her sister's death. The police have called Tess' death suicide, but Beatrice know her sister too well and is convinced she has been murdered and will not rest until the truth has been revealed.

Told from Bee's point of view in the form of a letter to her beloved sister, the reader gradually learns more about the two women, their precarious childhood, their daily lives and the strong bond between them despite their vast differences.

Beautifully written, this book is heart-wrenching, gripping and intense. Not only is it a murder mystery but also a wonderful exploration of the special relationship between sisters. A great read! ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jan 23, 2016 |
"Sister" is an intriguing book about a woman coming to terms with her sister's death. The police have called Tess' death suicide, but Beatrice know her sister too well and is convinced she has been murdered and will not rest until the truth has been revealed.

Told from Bee's point of view in the form of a letter to her beloved sister, the reader gradually learns more about the two women, their precarious childhood, their daily lives and the strong bond between them despite their vast differences.

Beautifully written, this book is heart-wrenching, gripping and intense. Not only is it a murder mystery but also a wonderful exploration of the special relationship between sisters. A great read! ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jan 23, 2016 |
Bought this book on impulse. I found it boring and difficult to follow. ( )
  Judy_Ryfinski | Jan 20, 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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Refusing to believe that her pregnant, mercurial, artist sister committed suicide, Beatrice begins an obsessive search for the truth and is dismissed by her family and authorities until she closes in on a murderous predator.

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