‘You don’t know me, but I’m your sister.’
Claire is shocked when she receives a message out of the blue from Sophie, a beautiful young woman who tells Claire that she’s their father’s secret child. Having spent years nursing her sweet little daughter Ella through a life-threatening illness whilst dealing with the emotional fall-out of a devastating marriage breakdown, Claire feels tentatively excited to meet Sophie. Perhaps she might finally have someone in the family to lean on…
As Claire welcomes her sister into her life, she’s delighted to see just how much Ella loves her new Aunt Sophie. But as the pair spend more time together, Claire begins to wonder where exactly her perfect new sister came from and what kind of person she really is. With their elderly father’s mind rapidly deteriorating, is it possible that he’s hiding something from Claire about Sophie’s sudden appearance in their lives?
When Sophie suggests a family day at the seaside, little Ella is beyond excited. But as Claire takes an important phone call from her demanding ex-husband, leaving Sophie in charge of Ella, something unthinkable happens. And as Claire rushes into the ice-cold sea towards the small, limp figure of her daughter, she realises that Sophie was watching the whole time. But why would Sophie want to hurt Claire’s precious daughter? Was trusting her new sister with Ella the biggest mistake of Claire’s life?
Sheryl Browne is a Bookouture FAV. We have read and reviewed several of her books and have not been disappointed yet! The Favorite Sister was a story that slowly built up to a plot twist that you may have thought you guessed but only because Sheryl Browne wanted you to think you did. You think your family is slightly off their rockers…. you ain’t got nothing on Claire’s family!
This is one dysfunctional family you are going to read about. Claire and Luke are having marital problems. Now throw in Sophie and Anna and the whole marriage is on the line. Claire’s father has Alzheimer’s and is about to be put into a care home, so when you get the call saying, “Surprise you have a long lost sister,” you can’t even ask your only other living relative about her.
Trust no one! Another brilliant thriller that will have you up at night!