Her Sister's Lie is a stunning psychological thriller from the bestselling author of The Bones of You, Debbie Howells.
Two sisters. A terrible secret. The ultimate revenge.
Hannah and her sister Nina were once close. But they’ve not been in touch for years when Hannah learns of her sister’s death. Now Hannah is left with the care of Nina’s teenage son Abe, and the memory of the appalling secret that drove the two sisters apart . . .
Bringing Abe into her home, Hannah finds him a difficult houseguest. Sullen, rude and uncooperative, Hannah tries to be understanding – after all, he’s a grieving boy. But when sinister things begin to happen, Hannah is forced to confront the possibility that Abe might also be dangerous.
How much does Abe know? And just how far is Hannah prepared to go to protect her secret?
Music teacher Hannah Roscoe, the narrator of this nail-biter from British author Howells (Part of the Silence), is dismayed to learn that her sister, Nina Tyrell, from whom she has been estranged for 10 years, has died in London, leaving Hannah as next of kin to raise Nina's sullen, uncommunicative 15-year-old son, Abe. The responsibility weighs especially heavy on Hannah, because she's reeling from a recent breakup with her boyfriend, Matt Elliot, who precipitously left her without explanation. After Abe relocates from London to Hannah's village in the New Forest, disturbing things happen: a strange woman starts asking about Hannah in the village and tells people about her breakup with Matt; she hears someone outside her home, but when she looks no one is there; and several students who come to her for music lessons suddenly quit. When Nina's death is ruled a homicide, the murder investigation threatens to reveal a dark secret the sisters shared for years, putting Hannah in serious danger. Fans of psychological thrillers will be rewarded.