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From the author of My Husband's Wife, Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Blood Sisters by Jane Corry, read by Zoe Thorne and Emilia Fox.

Three little girls set off to school one sunny May morning. Within an hour one of them is dead.

Fifteen years later Alison and Kitty are living separate lives. Kitty lives in a care home. She can't speak, and she has no memory of the accident that put her there or her life before it. Art teacher Alison looks fine on the surface. But the surface is a lie. When a job in a prison comes up, she decides to take it - this is her chance to finally make things right.

But someone is watching Kitty and Alison. Someone who wants revenge for what happened that day. And only another life will do....

©2017 Jane Corry (P)2017 Penguin Books Ltd.

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Okay

A good story but very very far fetched and too much going on to make it believable. Towards the end I just wanted it to finish.

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Disappointing

I really enjoyed the last Jane Corry book on Audible and was really looking forward to this one. I was disappointed. The twists were predictable (I had them worked out from nearly the start) and a lot of the other story was implausible. I wont say too much as I don't want to put in any spoilers. I stuck it out to the end in the hope a great twist would turn it around but unfortunately it didn't work for me.

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Avoid at all costs!

Quite how this has got any decent reviews is beyond me..it's the worst book I've listened to in 2017! I got to 3hrs remaining then fast forwarded the remainder just to see what happened.

Why was it awful? The characters had no substance & there was no likeable character. There were multiple ridiculous & unbelievable sub plots, it jumped around all over the place. The narrator was annoying, she made Alison sound like a psychopath throughout & her voice for the male characters, along with any accents, were cringeworthy to say the least.

Basically don't bother, I'll never get these hours back & wish I hadn't persevered so much. Just awful!

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damn good read. would highly recommend.

I loved this book. it had me guessing a lot through it which I loved. it was easy to listen too. although the jumping from one time in there life to another sometimes was a little hard to keep up with. characters are very believable, and you felt for them

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Very enjoyable

Narration was very captivating
Had to listen right through
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Brilliant

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Lots of promise, but ultimately implausible

Emilia Fox as a narrator is, as you’d expect, excellent (Which is why I’ve rated the narration as 4*). Sadly the same cannot be said for her counterpart who portrays the inner monologue of Kitty. Irritating baby voice (entirely unnecessary and, actually, quite patronising. As the story regularly points out; kitty isn’t a child) and regular misreading (at one point describing how Margaret is “painting, like when she is finding it hard to breathe.” Errrr, “panting” perhaps?!) not to mention getting the balance of too many sentences wrong (wrong inflection and intonation; emphasising the wrong part with alarming regularity).

This would have been irritating but not a deal breaker. Indeed, initially I was enjoying the unfolding story and thought it had a lot of promise. By mid way, however, as the various mysteries started to come together, it became clear that they were going to be resolved through a series of utterly implausible coincidences. Some of these coincidences were related to each other; some were entirely independent of each other (making it all the more unlikely).

The last 1/5 of the book or so is just overkill. At this point Colombo is referenced and that is how it starts to feel; “..just one more thing...” by the time the main character announces hat she has “one last secret” I heard myself audibly groan!

Can’t really recommend this one

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Good but misaged characters.

I liked the story and setting of this book. the character of Alison felt flawed once her age was revealed as early 30s. The narration and characters personality and views appeared to be more suitable to a woman in her 50s+. This made me disengage a little as I didn't believe in the character and felt it was off in terms of generational believability.

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Enjoyable but predicable at times.

Will happily try another book by this author or narrator but I won't be reading this one any time soon. Nothing wrong with it just a bit predicable in places & twist shoved in just for the sake of it. Had one 'oh enough already' with secrets being told to open up yet more secretes!

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Not her best book

I've really enjoyed other books by this author but this is slow. The book could be 3 or 4 hours shorter really.

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Suspense filled Thriller.

This story follows the lives of Kitty and Alison. Kitty has been brain damaged and is non-verbal and wheelchair bound. She lives is a supported living home where she feels fury at the staff and other residents. Her memory is one of her greatest frustrations. Every memory feels infuriatingly just out of reach, with occasional flashes of the past that are gone too soon. Alison is an artist who teaches glass artistry. On a whim she applies for a job as artist in residence at a local prison and gets the job. Unbeknown to her, she is entering a world of smoke and mirrors, where staff and inmates act like they have your back and you never know who to rely on or believe. The suspense in this thriller builds and builds throughout, with shocks and surprises throughout. I really felt that I was kept on my toes and while I worked out a small amount of the story, I was regularly surprised and confused throughout.In the words of Sir Walter Scott "Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive" and there is plenty of deception is this intense tale.Who to like? who to trust? and who did what? are questions that were a constant throughout. The narrators for Blood Sisters are Zoe Thorne and Emilia Fox and they do an outstanding job, both with the characterisation and the various voices. They manage to maintain the intensity, mood and suspense that are present throughout, while pulling you in until you are completely invested.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-08-17

Really!

I dislike when authors put an unnecessary and an influential twist at the end. I kept saying "Yeah Right". This book dragged out the story in an attempt to create suspense but it only created impatience.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-08-17

Annoying characters

I enjoyed another if the author's books, my husband's wife. It wasn't great but good enough. This mess, however, was terrible. The story lacked any sort of verisimilitude or cohesion. It dragged on and on and on. The main character was a complete dipsh*t and made ridiculously dumb choices. The dialogue was laughably bad. People simply don't talk this way. Just a painfully bad story with whiny, helpless characters you want to slap sense into. Don't bother!

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  • Kay Hansen
  • 26-06-19

Excellent

I loved this book. The narrator was excellent! The twists and turns kept it exciting.

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  • TaWanda
  • 03-07-18

Awesome Book

This book was well written and keeps you guessing till the end. Loved the story told from Kitty's point of view.

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  • Kaylyn Willis
  • 18-09-17

Disappointed

I loved her other books and was excited about this one but it never went anywhere. It was slow and drug on. I didn't finish it.

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  • Shaloreial
  • 29-08-17

Dragged On & Whiney Characters

I enjoyed this author's other title My Husband's Wife, but this one not so much. The main character irritated the hell out of me. She was whiney, and irritating. This story dragged out unnecessarily with no real story line or developed characters. The surprises were not so surprising and boring.

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  • BB
  • 09-07-17

A psycho thriller posing as and everyday story.

I enjoyed the story a bit long but held my ingress. a psycho thriller well composed

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  • Stearns
  • 16-03-18

Far fetched but has some redeeming qualities

First off, the performances of both narrators are excellent. Emilia Fox is always wonderful!

Plotwise, I was definitely in suspense quite a bit, and actually gasped at one point. Some of the twists and reveals were extremely far-fetched, but suspension of disbelief still allowed me to enjoy.

I came away from this book with a great deal of empathy for Kitty— the way Corry describes her as a child versus the adult we meet is heartbreaking. The way she expresses the thoughts of a brain-damaged individual was really incredible to me.

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  • Lisa
  • 27-08-17

Great Story

AMAZING!!!! This is by far one of the best audio books!!! VERY WELL WRITTEN . The ending was a total surprise!!!! This book kept me hooked to the end, I could easily see sequel to this story!!!

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  • freda jennings'ellinghaus
  • 05-03-18

The book started of slow but I got more into it...

the book start off slow but the more I got into it wow it turned out to be a great book. I read her other book my husband's wife and was not disappointed she keeps the pages turning and always makes you want to read the next chapter you will not be disappointed

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