Close

Login

Close

Register

Close

Lost Password

Book Review

Publisher's Note:

Sometimes a perfect stranger . . . From behind the wheel of her car, Tess Kincaid glimpses a woman walking down a Madison, Wisconsin, street. They’ve never met, but Tess senses an undeniable familiarity about her. Hair color, square chin, wide-set blue eyes . . . Tess sees the same features every time she looks in the mirror. Is neither of those things. Intrigued, Tess introduces herself and…

The Wrong Sister

by T. E. Woods

Overall Book Review:

This book was definitely not one that I thought I would find myself relating, or one that I would be unable to put down! Amazingly, it was both of those and so much more. Before reading this book I had looked up the author’s other books on Goodreads and the covers and titles looked cheesy and just not like something I’d normally pick up. So I was a little hesitant to start this book, but once I did, I was enthralled.

To start with, the main character, Tess, works at a public library (a job I have previously held). It was fun to read about a library–and not only a library, but one that has a director that is irresponsible and rarely in his office. (I related to Tess’s frustrations there!) Even more interesting was when Teas glimpses a woman who looks a lot like her…and the story took off from there. I love a good psychological thriller, and this book is definitely one to put on your to-read list if you are a fan of them as well.

As with any book, there were a few times that I thought the story was a little inconsistent or the characters weak, but for the most part The Wrong Sister was quite impressive. You’ll have to read the book to know what I mean (and no peeking at the last few chapters!), because the ending of this book is a stunner!

This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Random House

Review of an Advance Reader’s Copy

Content Analysis:

Profanity/Language:  10 mild obscenities; 2 scatological words; 5 anatomical terms; 2 F-Word derivatives.

Violence/Gore:  A minor imagines punching a schoolmate; an adult is reported to have died in a tragic traffic accident; a man hits his daughters face, and is mentioned to have done it previously; a dead body is mentioned to have been found; a woman recalls memories of assisting in the violent death of her mother with some brief description of the scene.

Sex/Nudity:  Rumors are spread that a minor-aged girl and boy kissed at camp; a man and a married woman are mentioned to have an affair; a minor walks in on what looks like a romantic moment between her mother and her mother’s lover; she sees her mother’s blouse is unbuttoned, adults kiss.

Mature Subject Matter:

Extramarital affairs, child abuse, stealing, murder, death of a parent.

Alcohol / Drug Use:

Adults drink wine and beer in several scenes; a woman drinks hard liquor.

Overall Book Rating
Profanity/Language
Rating:
6
10
Violence/Gore
Rating:
5
10
Sex/Nudity
Rating:
5
10

Share This Post

About the Reviewer

Books and reading have always been an important part of my life. When I was very young, my grandma was the library director at our local public library. Years later, after she had retired, I became a librarian at the same library and worked there for several years before taking a part-time job at a local coffee shop, which gives me more time to do what I love, to read and to review books! A few of my favorite authors are Aimee Bender, Diane Chamberlain, and Curtis Sittenfeld however, I will read almost any book I come across! In my spare time you can find me reading (of course), volunteering at a wildlife animal rehab, or hanging out with my two house rabbits.