Review: The Sisters by Claire Douglas


Category: Adult Fiction

Published: August 2015

Read: Jan 2017

Score: 2/5

Synopsis: (Goodreads) One lied. One died.
When one sister dies, the other must go to desperate lengths to survive. Haunted by her twin sister’s death, Abi is making a fresh start in Bath. But when she meets twins Bea and Ben, she is quickly drawn into their privileged and unsettling circle.
When one sister lies, she must protect her secret at all costs. As Abi tries to keep up with the demands of her fickle friends, strange things start to happen – precious letters go missing and threatening messages are left in her room. Is this the work of the beautiful and capricious Bea? Or is Abi willing to go to any lengths to get attention? When the truth outs, will either sister survive?

Review: This was a disappointment of a book and I was really excited to read it so it made the disappointment even worse. It was a thriller but didn’t make sense and the ending was just horrid. I love thrillers and love all the new ones coming out, as it’s the thing right now, but this was not a top one at all which I am sorry to say.

It’s about Abi, who lost her twin sister in a accident that may or may not have been her fault. Than she meets Bea who she falls for, you never know if this is sexually or just as a friend but there are points where you are confused on which. Turns out Bea also has a twin brother, and there are feelings for him as well. All is good until things start to happen to Abi after she moves in with these twins and her things start to go missing and gross things are found in her room…where she sleeps (gasp!). Once the truth comes out she can’t handle it, or she can, or will she go crazy like she has before.

I was intrigued when I first started the book. It had so much potential as a thriller to be a really good book. Is the twins crazy or just one of them? What are they hiding? What is Abi hiding? Why is she so obsessed with certain things? I got half way through the book and it started to drag and just more what if’s happening. nice_cup_of_tea

Than we get to the ending. It was so anticlimactic. There was a twist, don’t get me wrong on that point, but it was kinda like…what the hell….and oh ew! kind of twist more than a WOAH that just happened kind of twist. Once you realised what was happening, and then it kind of just ended without any real resolution than your so over and done with this book.

The writing was good, I enjoyed that and I won’t put off this author again but I think this could have been such a better book over all. I would not read it again or really recommend it, BUT that being said I know that if you like thrillers and ones based in England you will enjoy this.



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