'WOW, just WOW, The Other Sister is a mesmerising, mind blowing psychological thriller that has so many twists and turns.' Amazon Reviewer, 5 stars
'It's a great plot line and you are sucked in from the first page. It's a fast paced psychological thriller with plenty of twists and turns.' Amazon Reviewer, 5 stars
What would you do for a moment in the spotlight?
Gina Mills is desperate to be a newsreader, but her boss just won't help.
Walking home one night, Gina stumbles upon a dead body, and after calling the police, she makes the split-second decision to report the murder live.
When questioned by the police, Gina can't remember specific details about her discovery, but these memory gaps are explained away as shock.
But when Gina finds a second body, it's clear she's being targeted. But why?
And exactly how far will she go to keep her 15 minutes of fame?
Fans of The Hermitage by LJ Ross, The Girl in the Letter by Emily Gunnis, The Birthday by Carol Wyer, The Stolen Boys by Joy Ellis and Silent Victim by Caroline Mitchell will love The Other Sister.
Praise for Elle Croft's first novel, the intensely gripping The Guilty Wife
'Full of twists and turns, THE GUILTY WIFE is a gripping tale of betrayal, deceit, and duplicity. The ending will stay with you long after you've finished the last page. Fabulous.' Jenny Blackhurst, bestselling author of How I Lost You and Before I Let You In
'I couldn't put this down. Pacy and gripping.' Cass Green, author of the number 1 ebook bestseller The Woman Next Door
'An accomplished debut with a relentless and intense pace that kept me completely rapt and eager to find out answers. I loved the final twist.' KL Slater, international bestselling author of Safe With Me, Blink and Liar.
'A gripping psychological thriller. This debut is skilfully plotted and I had to keep turning the pages as the tension increased - I just couldn't put it down. And the ending! You just have to read it. I am looking forward to more from Elle Croft.' Patricia Gibney, bestselling author of The Missing Ones
'A gripping portrayal of a woman under fire, which explores the blurry boundaries of innocence and guilt. The Guilty Wife will make you question those closest to you as the plot unfolds at pace, with an ending that pulls the rug from under your feet. A brilliant debut.' Phoebe Morgan, author of The Doll House
'Twisty and fast-moving, The Guilty Wife kept me guessing until the very end! A great read.' Isabel Ashdown, author of Little Sister and Beautiful Liars
'What a clever idea! This kept me reading through the night to see how 'the guilty wife' would get out of this one...' Jane Corry, author of My Husband's Wife and Blood Sisters.
'I read The Guilty Wife in an intense two day sitting. Brilliant.' Niki Mackay, author of I,Witness.
Uncovering a family secret...leads to death
The story has three timelines: the past, the present, and one year ago. The story has alternating points of view between Sharon, Ryan, Gina, and the detective. Pieces of information are scattered in these timelines.
Story: Uncovering a family deadly secret that’s been hidden for twenty-one years. The mystery behind the death of these recent victims leads Gina back to haunting memories from her past.
Gina is an ambitious reporter looking for a new age opportunity to report the news. However, in her haste to report the news Gina reports a crime scene that creates a backlash of trouble for her job and the detectives. She opened herself up to the public’s criticisms and threats with her carelessness to report the news without thinking of the consequences.
Overall: Once I grew accustomed to the delivery and the characters I was able to settle into the story. It’s a slow paced story focusing primarily on Gina’s character. Ryan is a main character as well, yet his issues are completely different from his sisters. I had hoped for a more fast paced action thriller, but I’m finding it’s slow building.
It’s just didn’t measure up to what I had preconceived from reading the synopsis. I wasn’t immersed into the story the way I hoped. I stayed with it until the end because I was morbidly curious as to the outcome. I wasn’t shocked or surprised by the conclusion. I was disappointed in the delivery of the information. I felt this had the potential of being a thrilling page turner especially with its conclusion.