"Reader [Barrie] Kreinik differentiates the sisters by giving Fern a crisp, detached tone (fitting with her character) and making Rose sound more emotional. Their Australian accents are charming...Suspense builds as listeners search for the truth beneath the varying stories and plot twists. Fans of unreliable narrators will love this!" -- Booklist
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 unexpected love.
A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
We all make sacrifices for our loved ones, but the twins in this razor-sharp thriller take things up several notches. When Rose and Fern were young, Rose was always her sister’s protector, including helping Fern cover up a shocking accident. Nothing has ever come between them—until Fern volunteers to carry Rose’s baby and once-buried secrets from their less-than-idyllic childhood begin to tear their relationship apart. Australian author Sally Hepworth makes the dynamic between Fern and Rose feel lived-in and realistic, even as the wild twists pile up. Narrator Barrie Kreinik’s musical Aussie accent and facility with character voices brings a fizzy energy to the audiobook, making the plot even more suspenseful and dramatic. If you enjoy the heady psychological twists and creepy thrills of Gillian Flynn or Paula Hawkins, you’ll love The Good Sister.
This was an engaging and simple read. I enjoyed it.
I just don’t like how the book end.
I wish they would have say how many years she got in jail.
A well balanced mystery with comedic sprinklings throughout and endearing characters
I enjoyed this book a lot. It’s a story about two twin sisters and how the past affects what is happening in their current lives and the next generation of their family. If you enjoyed The Cactus, you’ll find this book funny. If you liked this book, I encourage you to pick up The Cactus by Sarah Haywood. I really liked that one of the protagonists was on the autism spectrum and we knew her thought process and feeling surrounding all the stimuli in her life. There is a twist at the end and if you’ve read many psychological thrillers and mysteries then you’ll probably come close to guessing it, as I did. However, I really liked the characters and could empathize with what they had endured, so I really liked this book. It’s a good mix of mystery, tragedy, love & relationships, and a strong sister bond.