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Sister

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Publisher's Summary

Their bond was unbreakable. The truth was unimaginable. When Beatrice receives a call to say that her sister, Tess, is missing, she boards the first flight home. But as she learns about Tess's disappearance, she is stunned to discover how little she actually knows of her sister's life. Everyone around her accepts they have lost Tess, but Beatrice refuses to give up, embarking on a dangerous journey to discover the shocking truth, whatever the cost...

©2010 Rosamund Lupton (P)2011 WF Howes Ltd

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    Ann-Marie Gavle, Sweden 03/03/2011
    Ann-Marie Gavle, Sweden 03/03/2011 Member Since 2013

    I live in a big house by the Baltic sea in Gävle, Sweden. I am married and have three teenagers and one dog. I read books, buy books and blog about books. If I don´t read I knit, sew or quilt.

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    "Sooooo gooood!"

    This is a wonderful novel. I really liked it. It is more than a story of sisters, it is more than a crime story and it is more than a story of love and loss. The story twists and turns and is well written. You can not stop listening because you have to find out what has happened and what IS happening. I also liked the narrator. She read well and had a nice voice.

    20 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    Dawn Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom 13/05/2011
    Dawn Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom 13/05/2011 Member Since 2010
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    "A great listen"

    Though a little frustrating at first with a slow start, I was soon hooked. The twists and turns of the story took me in all sorts of directions but it wasn't until the last moments of the book that it all fell into place - brilliant. A highly recommended listed.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Carole Hailsham, United Kingdom 01/05/2011
    Carole Hailsham, United Kingdom 01/05/2011
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    "Loved this book"

    Fantastic book that has kept me spellbound right to the end. Have listened whilst doing the housework and in between looking after the kids and can't recommend thoroughly enough for being to pick up and put down.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Sophie Leusden, Netherlands 28/04/2011
    Sophie Leusden, Netherlands 28/04/2011
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    "Riveting"

    Ms. Lupton was a completely unknown writer to me, but I will be looking for her books in future! I won't tell what the story is about, you can read that in the blurb, but I enjoyed it from first to last. It also had a very surprising twist at the end. The narrator does a perfect job in rendering this story even more unforgettable. A very well earned five-star! Don't miss it!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen 08/03/2011
    Stephen 08/03/2011
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    "Disquieting and heartbreaking"

    I loved this book. It manages to be both a crime mystery and a quietly devastating portrait of grief. There were moments when I was close to tears. And yet the emotions are bound tightly to the plot, and the further in you go, the more uncomfortable events and perceptions become. This effect is helped by a clever, rather than gimmicky, use of its narrative structure. It totally avoids cliche and the writing at times is startlingly beautiful. I struggled with Juanita Mahon's voices of the characters other than the narration, but that's a minor point. The more I have thought about it now I have finished, the richer it has become. It seems a diservice to classify it as `crime' as the quality of writing takes it beyond genre.

    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryli Southampton UK 24/02/2011
    Cheryli Southampton UK 24/02/2011 Member Since 2009

    Rough cut, unrefined

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    "Brilliant story with many unexpected outcomes"

    Beatrice is not an easy person to warm to or like (an interesting angle which works well) but by mid book that completely turns around. I loved this story and look forward to more by Rosamund Lupton.

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Loopygoose OXTED, United Kingdom 07/03/2015
    Loopygoose OXTED, United Kingdom 07/03/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story marred by the choice of reader."

    Unfortunately I found myself constantly battling to believe that the main character was 26 because the voice if the narrator, although perfectly pleasant, is certainly not that of a 26 year old. I would have put her at 20 years older. It made for quite a confusing listen. I also thought she struggled with the accents if some of the characters too. Some started off sounding wrong and others slipped mid-sentence. It's such a pity.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lipsticklula 08/06/2011
    Lipsticklula 08/06/2011 Member Since 2005
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    "Disappointing"

    This book starts well but promises more than it delivers - overall it's slow paced, dull and has an ending that is easily guessed.

    11 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Isle of Man, United Kingdom 23/05/2011
    Karen Isle of Man, United Kingdom 23/05/2011
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    "Drawn out"

    I didn't enjoy this audio. Narration let a strong story down. I will listen again, but I was just glad to get to the end of this story. A few twists along the way kept me going.

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Ann Brighton, United Kingdom 15/02/2011
    Ann Brighton, United Kingdom 15/02/2011 Member Since 2007
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    "Bit monotonous in places"

    The story is interesting and originally presented. Reading was good. I'd had enough of it by the time the end came, though.

    10 of 14 people found this review helpful
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  • Lynn Diener
    15/02/11
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    "Kept me guessing and kept pulling at my heart."

    I love it when there's a plot I think I've got all figured out- one where I am just listening to a nicely told tale of things I know will unfold. But this one I couldn't guess at no matter how hard I tried. I was stumped right up until the final chapter, which bothered the control freak in me. And while it's a great mystery, it's also an emotional tale that kept pulling at different places in my heart (I'm a big sister, and a mother). The characters are rich and complicated, no one is completely perfect or completely awful. I kept myself busy with extra chores so I could finish listening to it; my house longs for me to find books like this.

    This is a debut novel for Ms. Lupton, and I'm looking forward to the sequel, Afterwards.

    It is entirely worth a spent credit.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    02/03/11
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    "Sad but insightful story"

    I ordered this book because I have a sister, a twin, that I adore and because it sounded like an interesting mystery. I enjoyed the authors writing and insight into sisterly love and connection. The story was almost unbearably sad, however. The narrator read this book well but painfully slowly. I was desperate to speed it up; not only in time but also to lighten the unbearable sorrow of the story. The sadness of it makes me want to hug my sister and I know it will take a long time to shake the story and the feeling that I'm left with.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Lea Murphy
    Kansas City, MO
    15/07/11
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    "intriguing, mysterious, literary"

    This just might be the best book I've ever downloaded.

    A sister dies and her sister works endlessly to find out why. The twists and turns are perfectly placed and perfectly timed. I fell in love with the characters, especially the mother. Their pain, their sorrow, their remembrances brought me to tears more than once, but it isn't just a downer...I laughed out loud a few times and might have even cheered once or twice! The story kept me completely engaged; I was on the edge of my seat by book's end.

    The narration was fantastic. Fantastic.

    I learned of this book through a review in the New York Times and was so glad to find it on audible.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Michele Kellett
    Seattle, WA United States
    28/09/11
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    "Very skillful thriller"

    A very well-written, well-plotted and well-narrated thriller. I am hoping for Emily Blunt and Carey Mulligan in the movie.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Grateful Lass
    05/09/11
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    "Enjoyed every second of this book."

    I have listened to audiobooks for years, and don't give many glowing reviews but this deserves it. The book was well written (the ending really surprised me) and well narrated. Definitely worth your time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • lesley
    Newport Beach, CA, United States
    20/07/11
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    "tremendous"

    Gets off to a slightly slow start, but keep listening! The story is a tightly woven mystery with vivid characters (could do without the mother) and the ending is outstanding. Better writing than usual in a mystery novel...especially the ending.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Elizabeth
    Chattanooga, TN, United States
    22/05/11
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    "Plotless, dreary, boring"

    Couldn't get into this book, which is well-written but lacks key elements such as plot and movement. The main character talks to her dead sister throughout the book, an approach that some readers might find poetic, but just didn't work for me. Among the most boring books I've downloaded from Audible.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • wayne johnson
    Brooklyn, New York United States
    02/12/15
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    "In sixty-two years the best read EVER."

    The narrator? One of the best I've listened to in a long time. It took three attempts at start

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tracy L. Walters
    Erda, UT, United States
    26/04/12
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    "OMG......this book's ending frustrated me...."

    ....to no end!!!!.....I am going to assume this was the author's plan......to make an ending that will tick you off enough to keep you thinking about the book for days after reading it and eventually bringing yourself to liking it more than you initially thought you did.....I felt this book was really slow in the beginning and was getting restless waiting for the good stuff to happen and just when I would be ready to give up....something intriguing would be dangled in front of me and I would keep on reading.....it does keep you guessing but I did figure out who the killer was early on.....but the DANG ending.....OMG......FRUSTRATION!!!!........

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nina
    Bratislava, Slovakia
    14/01/12
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    "A surprising twist"

    Not sure what to think of it at first, the author almost lost me in the last third of the book but just as I was thinking "here we go again with yet another way too predictable ending" the story spun round and got me hooked again, guessing to the very end. The narration was excellent and I'm glad I stuck with the story till its finish.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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