Monday 15 October 2018

The Silent Sister - Shalini Boland // Netgalley review

‘You don't deserve a sister…’
When Lizzy Beresford discovers a threatening letter addressed to her, the words on the old, tattered paper chill her to the bone. But who sent it? Living in pretty cottage in a quiet country village, Lizzy’s never made any enemies in her life…
Except her sister.
Lizzy hasn’t spoken to Emma in years. Not since the argument which tore their relationship apart. Would her sister really want to cause her harm after all this time?
As Lizzy receives more disturbing messages, she begins to doubt those closest to her – her boyfriend, her best friend, her neighbours.
Because the mystery sender seems to know everything about her. And after a series of malicious incidents, it’s clear they won’t stop until they’ve destroyed her life.
Lizzy knows she must confront her sister. But can she trust her? And will she realise the shocking truth, before it’s too late?


The Silent Sister is one i have been looking forward to reading for a while and i am glad i got to! I haven't read any Shalini Boland for this ( i dont recall) but i know i have more to go and cannot wait. 

When Lizzy finds a distrubing letter in her house one day, it looks old and tattered but it certainly isn't old and has not been sat there a while, which means - how an earth did it get there? Living in a quiet little village it begs all sort of questions as these things just dont happen.

As the letters become more regular with a few other incidents that are set out to destroy Lizzy she begins to point fingers, almost trying to solve the mystery on her own. With the help of the police she is sure she has it all figured out, but as things continue and things are getting worse - it cant be the case.

Lizzy starts to consider the option it may be her estranged sister, they obviously were on bad terms but could she really be doing all this? Did she really want to ruin her life?

With all this going on its amazing what else was simmering in the background, friendships falling apaart, work relationships straining and romantic relationships on the brink. For a quiet little place there is a heck of alot going on.

Whilst i really enjoyed this, and i often thought i had it worked out to find i didnt, so it totally kept me clueless - it didnt bring out the anxious side of me i sometimes get with thrillers, but that doesnt make it any less enjoyable - it was almost a more steady paced thriller as opposed to a more manic one.

Really enjoyable and a great introduction to thrillers if you haven't read much of the genre.

Author Info

Shalini lives in Dorset, England with her husband, two children and their cheeky terrier cross. Before kids, she was signed to Universal Music Publishing as a singer/songwriter, but now she spends her days writing psychological thrillers (in between school runs and hanging out endless baskets of laundry).

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