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What I’ve Been Reading

Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you. I’m back today after a busy week at work and writing. I’m back to working on another WIP I started a while back and I’ve picked it back up. I’m excited about this story as well and I hope I can do it justice.

But enough about that. Today, I’d like to say Happy Father’s Day to all the Dad’s out there. The ones who are still with us and the ones who’ve passed on. You are missed. Where would we be without our Dads, right?

With that being said, I’d like to share with you what I’ve been reading. It’s summer and it’s time to share one of the books I’ve been reading in between writing sessions.  The one I’m sharing with you today is titled “The Good Sister” by Sally Hepworth. This is the first book I’ve read by this author and I must say it kept me engaged. The cover and blurb are below.

The Good Sister: A Novel by [Sally Hepworth]

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“A stunningly clever thriller made doubly suspenseful by not one, but two unreliable narrators.” 
People

Sally Hepworth, the author of The Mother-In-Law delivers a knock-out of a novel about the lies that bind two sisters in The Good Sister.

There’s only been one time that Rose couldn’t stop me from doing the wrong thing and that was a mistake that will haunt me for the rest of my life.

Fern Castle works in her local library. She has dinner with her twin sister Rose three nights a week. And she avoids crowds, bright lights and loud noises as much as possible. Fern has a carefully structured life and disrupting her routine can be…dangerous.

When Rose discovers that she cannot get pregnant, Fern sees her chance to pay her sister back for everything Rose has done for her. Fern can have a baby for Rose. She just needs to find a father. Simple.

Fern’s mission will shake the foundations of the life she has carefully built for herself and stir up dark secrets from the past, in this quirky, rich and shocking story of what families keep hidden.

My Thoughts:

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It’s the story of two sisters, Fern and Rose. Fern has some sensory issues that make her a little quirky and Rose well she’s Fern’s night in shining armor, always coming to Fern’s rescue. This story doesn’t start out as a typical thriller. There was an accident in the past that the girls kept secret and Fern believes she caused this accident, so she’s very careful to follow her schedule because if she doesn’t dangerous things happen.

All this changes when Fern decides she can pay her sister back by having a baby for her. Rose has been trying to get pregnant but has been unsuccessful. She sets her sights on Wally, who’s just as quirky as she is, but he’s also very smart. So, when they start dating Fern’s carefully structured life starts to unravel and secrets from the past are revealed.

This was a great story. I enjoyed Fern and Wally’s relationship. I loved Wally for the way he tried to accommodate Fern’s issues. He was gentle and caring. This story takes you a little by surprise which is a good thing. I don’t want to ruin the ending for you, but if you’re looking for a good beach read, this story is for you.