REVIEW: THE HALF SISTER, BY SANDIE JONES

 

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

THE LIE

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.

THE UNTHINKABLE

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

As The Half Sister opens on a family event, we watch as a presumably happy family will unravel into a series of doubts, suspicion, and the unveiling of the family myths. We follow the story through alternating narratives and learn Kate’s side of things, Lauren’s perspective, and how each of them has misunderstood the family in which they were raised.

Will the secrets, lies, and mistrust change the lives they now live? Will Lauren find the courage to face the truth and change her own current family situation? Will Kate come to accept her relationship with Lauren and the possibility of the new “sister” Jess claims to be?

Twists and turns kept me glued to the pages, and I couldn’t wait to accept my own version of events. 4.5 stars.

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