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
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.