Book Review: The Half Sister

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The Half Sister

By: Sandie Jones

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Hello Sunshine Book Club pick The Other Woman, comes a compelling new domestic suspense novel about a family who is forever changed when a stranger arrives at their door.


Sisters Kate and Lauren meet for Sunday lunch every week without fail, especially after the loss of their father.


But a knock at the door is about to change everything. A young woman by the name of Jess holds a note with the results of a DNA test, claiming to be their half sister.


As the fallout starts, it’s clear that they are all hiding secrets, and perhaps this family isn’t as perfect as it appears.


Genre: Thriller

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

Bookish Tip: I honestly do not have one but if I had to describe this book and consequentially my review in a word, it would be lackluster.

Special thanks to Minotaur Books and Netgalley for the advance copy.

The Half Sister by Sandie Jones was one of my most anticipated reads of the summer. I have read both The Other Woman and The First Mistake and could not wait to dive into more Sandie Jones and her phenomenal writing. I love how Sandie Jones has this creepy factor to her writing. You know some elements of her plots are not adding up but you just can’t put your finger on what.

The Half Sister is no exception. The subtle twists and turns of the plot are shocking and the ending is definitely unpredictable. However, this one took me a really long time to get into the story and even then I wasn’t that hooked. The plot moved so slow in the beginning that it was hard for me to stick with it. The characters are a bit over the top unlikable and I don’t know….I just couldn’t deal.

Recommendation: It’s a solid slow burning thriller. I’ll let you decide.

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