Book Review – The Good Sister
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 fall 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 unexpected love.
I can’t resist a book with libraries and/or librarians! (see my short review of The Midnight Library)
So of course, the blurb on the back of The good sister by Sally Hepworth caught my eye. I expected this to be a story about sisters and family drama, but it was actually quite dark and suspenseful. It was an enjoyable read that drew me in and kept me up late.
The writing of this story and characters provokes thought about a number of topics including sibling relationships, narcissism, identity, sensory issues in adults, and love. Naturally, I also appreciated the descriptions of Fern’s work as a librarian.
This book has been selected by library staff for inclusion in our Newmarket – Trending Reads collection!
What is Newmarket? These books have been recommended by our staff and are displayed at Success and Spearwood Libraries. With a range of collections from Life Stories to Thrillers and Crime, there is something for everyone!
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