Review: The Sister by Louise Jensen

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Blurb from Goodreads

Grace hasn’t been the same since the death of her best friend Charlie. She is haunted by Charlie’s words, the last time she saw her, and in a bid for answers, opens an old memory box of Charlie’s. It soon becomes clear there was a lot she didn’t know about her best friend.

When Grace starts a campaign to find Charlie’s father, Anna, a girl claiming to be Charlie’s sister steps forward. For Grace, finding Anna is like finding a new family, and soon Anna has made herself very comfortable in Grace and boyfriend Dan’s home.

But something isn’t right. Things disappear, Dan’s acting strangely and Grace is sure that someone is following her. Is it all in Grace’s mind? Or as she gets closer to discovering the truth about both Charlie and Anna, is Grace in terrible danger?

There was nothing she could have done to save Charlie …or was there?

I will once again admit, that to date I have read three books now in the first/2nd POV with 3rd POV being my preference. So I’m looking for a story that can really keep my attention and MAKE me learn to love 1st/2nd POV and to do it in the first couple of chapters. The previous two books I’ve read didn’t do that, and I have to admit this one didn’t do it for me either.  I felt that there was a certain ‘first time author’ feel to the first few chapters and how do I explain what I mean by that? Too much description? Hmmmm, that’s not quite it, but perhaps I’ll think of an adequate description one of these days.

In saying that though, once I read through the first 4-5 chapters, the author did a wonderful job of gradually making me question what I was reading, who I was reading, and just how much i enjoyed hitting the page turn button on my Oasis! By the last three chapters, I found myself gasping at the clever plots twists and character reveals and quite often saying “WFT”, eyes as wide as saucepan lids, lol.

I enjoyed Grace, the main character.  Admittedly, she reminded me a bit of myself. I did not enjoy Dan, and I won’t mention any spoilers here, so that’s as far as I’ll go with that character!  The pace in the beginning was a tad on the slow side, but once we got the character introductions out of the way, it was steady and at times, even a little thrilling. There were two spelling errors in there, but other than than that it was a marvelous debute novel which I think that anyone who enjoys a psychological type thriller will enjoy.

I very much wait in anticipation for Louise’s next novel and I bet you will be too after you’ve read this little gem!!

Thank you to Bookouture for my copy 🙂

I rate this book: bookworm1bookworm1bookworm1bookworm1/5

Purchase the ebook version here

Go grab yourself a copy, it’s only 99c at the moment!

Happy reading





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Avid reader and 'collector' of books. I'm a prison psychologist and criminologist, so no surprise when I admit I have a particular like in true crime and psychological/police procedure thrillers and suspense books.

3 thoughts on “Review: The Sister by Louise Jensen

  1. The author is mistaken about “Little Women.” Jo (Grace’s favorite character in the book) is not the eldest March sister. That was Meg (Jo is second oldest, followed by Beth and Amy). Small error, no biggie.


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