My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Thank You Net Galley, Bookouture and Sarah A Denzil for a chance to read this book
I’m so glad I got a chance to read Sarah Denzil’s The Liar’s Sister by Bookouture. She’s one author whose books I have always wanted to check out but never got around to. The Liar’s Sister is a surprising book, the first three-quarters of the story reads like any other thriller out there but the final few pages left me feeling stupid. I had so many thoughts and guesses and everything flew out of the window. The focus of the story is simply the lack of communication among sisters. Each family have their own troubles but it is compounded when members of the family decide to keep secrets and starts lying to cover the truths.
Rose and Heather are 2 sisters who were very close until the summer their friend Samuel disappeared. Then the secrets begin and both sisters drift apart unable to confide in each other and running away at first opportunity. Rose is recovering from alcohol abuse and has had tough going in her life but it is Heather who feels lost and angry. After the death of their mother, things become dicey with everyone in the village becoming hostile and their house ransacked.
Both sisters do not instill any warmth but the story flows effortlessly at a rapid pace. Loved that too much happening convoluted ending thou.
Ten years ago, a boy named Samuel Murray went missing from the quiet village of Buckthorpe and was never seen again.
Rosie Sharpe cried over her missing friend for weeks after. But her little sister Heather knows that Rosie’s tears hide the truth. Because the night Samuel was last seen, Heather watched her older sister climbing back through the window of their childhood bedroom. Her jacket torn, her eyes wild and her body trembling with fear.
Heather never told anyone what she saw, but secrets can’t stay buried forever…
A decade later, Rosie and Heather return to the home they grew up in when their mother falls ill. But when their house is ransacked and they receive a threatening note, it becomes clear that someone in the close-knit village doesn’t want them there.
When Heather finally confronts her sister about what really happened on the dark, rainy night Samuel vanished, Rosie’s version of the truth is more shocking than she could ever have imagined. But can she trust her sister? And who broke into their house that night? As the lies of the past begin to unravel, they have the power to put the lives of both women in terrible danger…