I’m going to start off this review by stating that The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth is easily going to fall within my Top 10 Books of 2021. I was sold on this book after an amazing review for it was posted by @carly.simone and what an INCREDIBLE roller coaster of a story this was! 😳 it’s been taking me a bit longer to get through books lately simply due to *life*, but I flew through this book in less than a day. I LITERALLY couldn’t put it down.
BOOK DESCRIPTION: “Fern Castle works in her local library. She has dinner with her twin sister Rose three nights a week. And she avoids crowds, bright lights and loud noises as much as possible. Fern has a carefully structured life and disrupting her routine can be…dangerous.
When Rose discovers that she cannot get pregnant, Fern sees her chance to pay her sister back for everything Rose has done for her. Fern can have a baby for Rose. She just needs to find a father. Simple.
Fern’s mission will shake the foundations of the life she has carefully built for herself and stir up dark secrets from the past, in this quirky, rich and shocking story of what families keep hidden.”
I was addicted to the story plot and for the longest time I really couldn’t tell where it was going- I loved how it consistently kept me on the edge of my seat. There were a few plot twists I saw coming, but OMG that ending… what a wonderful way to end this incredibly suspenseful read that was satisfying yet still left the reader with the perfect amount of wonderment. I also really enjoyed how this book was written in dual perspective and in interesting formats like present day experience for Fern but old diary entries for Rose (that eventually switched over to present day diary entries).
Second, I loved the characters and all of the emotions they made me feel (even the supporting characters were wonderfully developed over the course of the story). For Fern and Rose, there were so many intriguing layers to them and I found myself deeply fascinated with their stories. I loved that I found myself wondering who to believe throughout the entire course of the book. Without a doubt in my mind, I will be thinking about this one for a long time.
If you’re looking for a dark, incredibly addictive and fast-paced suspense read, I highly recommend The Good Sister. Sally Hepworth is an incredible writer and I can’t wait to read more of her books.
BEER RECOMMENDATION: The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth is best paired with Everything’s Gone Green by Bluejacket 🍻