'Tear-jerking and spine-tingling' New York Times
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* WINNER OF THE RICHARD AND JUDY DEBUT NOVEL AWARD *
You're missing. I'm coming to find you . . .
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 her 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.
THE PHENOMENAL INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
'Truly marvellous! As compelling as it is stylish' Jeffery Deaver
'Exceptionally confident . . . Packs a devastating emotional punch' Guardian
'An adrenline rush' New York Times
'Crisp insights into grief and familial guilt are married to a confidently executed plot . . . classy debut' Independent
'Grips like a vice' Sunday Times
'Stunningly accomplished from first page to last . . . devastatingly good' Daily Mail
'Superb . . . so many twists and turns' Radio Times
'Tense, gripping and a total page-turner' Richard Madeley, Richard & Judy
'Original . . . Utterly compelling' Closer
'Beautifully written - you believe every word' Judy Finnegan, Richard & Judy
'Sophisticated . . . brilliantly written and utterly gripping' YOU magazine
'Page-turning' Red magazine
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
In her first novel, British author Rosamund Lupton methodically pieces together a chilling puzzle. When Beatrice learns that her free-spirited younger sister, Tess, has gone missing, she hops on a plane to London. Sister alternates between Beatrice’s official interviews with the detective looking into Tess’ disappearance and fragments of conversations and memories involving the closely bonded siblings and their unhappy family. Lupton’s plot drew us in like a riptide, stirring up our emotions and rattling our nerves. It’s a great pick for readers who enjoyed Gone Girl or The Girl on the Train.
British author Lupton's unusual and searing debut is her heroine Beatrice Hemming's letter to her dead younger sister, Tess. Abandoned by their father just before their eight-year-old brother's death from cystic fibrosis and raised by their genteelly ineffectual mother, Bee and Tess have always exchanged long, intimate letters, so when Tess, an unmarried London art student, apparently commits suicide after her CF baby is born dead, Bee resigns her corporate design job in New York City and moves into Tess's shabby London flat. Convinced Tess was murdered, Bee gradually learns Tess had been spurned, like her unborn child, by her married art teacher lover; she had also been eerily pursued by a drugged-up slumming fellow student and mentally tortured by hallucinogenic drugs thrust on her by a masked stalker. Bee's self-defenses crumble as she discovers that she never returned Tess's anguished calls for help. Observing the unsettling similarities between her mother and her fianc , Bee realizes "why no one could be my safety rope." At the harrowing conclusion, Bee's aching heart accepts that "grief is love turned into an eternal missing."
Customer ReviewsSee All
This book had me gripped from word go, I couldn't put it down! I was dying to find out what happens in the end. A very good read.
A very good book, kept you guessing to the end! Loved the twist at the end - brilliant.
a book you devour...beautifully crafted ...and if you have a sister ,their is a resonance so pure.
It explores the deep complexities of relationships that women have, played against the backdrop of horror,darkness and murder.
An experience rather than a read .