‘I did something terrible Grace. I hope you can forgive me…’
Grace hasn't been the same since the death of her best friend Charlie. She is haunted by Charlie's last words, 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?
A compelling, gripping psychological thriller perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train, I Let You Go, and The Girl With No Past.
What people are saying about The Sister:
‘I was gripped to The Sister from the first page until the very end. I thought I had it all worked out until I was proven sooo wrong.’ Robert Bryndza
‘I could not put this book down. I neglected all the house work and put off cooking dinner until I was finished… I loved every page.’ Renee Reads
‘My eyes were racing down the pages… had me guessing right up to the very end and I had tears in my eyes as I relived Charlie's last moments… exceptional… It's an addictive page-turner that begs time and again for just one more chapter until the whole book has been devoured and thoroughly enjoyed.’ The Book Magnet
‘Wow! What an amazing debut novel! Full of intense twists! Fantastic book to start off summer reading! Highly recommend.’ Loud and Proud Book Junkie, 5 stars
‘I loved this book, it grabbed me right from the beginning.' Beady Jans Books
'I genuinely struggled to put this book down… I can't recommend this book enough, it's made it to my favourites... I can't wait for more books to come from Louise Jensen… A well-deserved five stars from me.' Emporio Epidemic
'I couldn't put my Kindle down until I had answers!!… I wasn't sure which characters to trust and which to not trust… a 5 star book that would make a fantastic summer read!' Steph and Chris’ Book Review
'As the skillfully woven web of lies and deceit starts to untangle the author throws in a massive twist that I certainly didn't see coming… a definite must read for all psychological thriller fans and it's one of those books that deserves to be talked about.' The Haphazardous Hippo
'One of those books that you can't stop thinking about even when you're not reading it!!... the tension never seems to drop for one second!… an absolute treat, albeit a scary one, to read!! Highly recommended!' Books and Me!
'Just as I thought the story was wrapping up BANG! I was hit again with another twist. Brilliant! It is chilling and sinister and yet heart-breaking and tragic, and I felt really emotional on finishing it… I can’t wait to read more by Louise.' Bloomin Brilliant Books
'OMG I love this... one corker of a psychological thriller which ticked all the boxes for me giving it an easy 5 stars.' Chelle’s Book Reviews
'Hooked from the first page till the end... A gripping tale for fans of I Let You Go and The Girl on the Train. A must read.' Berlitz Chile
'I was left gaping… You cannot help but speed read through this novel. You have to know what happens.' Aloha Reviews
'I was hooked on the story from the word go.' Hollie in Wanderlust
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
We were spellbound by Louise Jensen’s incredibly creepy debut. Twenty-five-year-old Grace is tormented by the death of her best friend, Charlie, who left behind a cryptic note. As Grace tries to unravel the mystery behind Charlie’s tragic fate, she lets her relationships with everyone else crumble. A thriller to keep you up all night, The Sister’s many twists and turns include ’80s school flashbacks—complete with Club biscuits and Clarks shoes—and sinister scenes in which Grace’s paranoia bubbles over.
Grief's lingering residue and the need to keep connections with the deceased make an emotional and gripping foundation for British author Jensen's first novel. Four months after the death of Grace Matthews's best friend from childhood, Charlotte "Charlie" Fisher, the inconsolable Grace is sleepwalking through her job (as a classroom assistant at a preschool in her English village) and her relationship with her live-in boyfriend, Dan. Charlie always wanted to know who her father was, information that her alcoholic mother refused to divulge, and Grace resolves to find out. Acting as amateur sleuths, Dan and Grace track down his name Paul Lawson and their search results in a call from Anna Lawson, who says she was also Paul's daughter. Grace and Anna instantly bond, and Anna soon moves into their spare bedroom. Then Grace's email is hacked, she suffers a nut allergy attack, she loses her job, and her school is vandalized incidents that suggest that someone is out to get her. Surprising twists, strong characters, and a fresh look at gaslighting elevate this psychological thriller.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Loved it, couldn't put it down!!
This story didn’t make much sense to me. Several people abandoning other people close to them for odd reasons and / or keeping secrets for equally odd reasons. The narration was a bit slow and at times boring.
This is her first? Wow.
I love reading a book that has you yearning to get back to it. The writing style flows and the characters are believable and as a debut it’s brilliant. This won’t be the last of hers I read.