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The Silent Sister

The Silent Sister

Book - 2015
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Settling her late father's affairs only to discover evidence that contradicts understandings about her sister's suicide twenty years earlier, Riley MacPherson learns that her sister is still alive and has been on the run from dangerous family secrets.
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Griffin,, 2015
Edition: First St. Martin's Griffin edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781250074355
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 357 pages ; 21 cm


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Jul 27, 2020

Agree with comment that it’s not great literature, but another page turner for author’s fans to enjoy. Even more twists and turns than some of her others. If you liked it, read the Dream Daughter and CeeCee Wilkes.

apb301 May 05, 2020

I enjoyed this but found myself wanting it over already. The beginning, the unraveling of the mystery and the development of characters and plot was interesting and well formulated. However, once Riley comes to suspect the truth of her reality, her character takes on such a whiny, indecisive personality that I lost interest, but finished it just to confirm my curiosity.

Feb 13, 2020

The first part of this book wasn’t bad. Riley figuring out how to deal with her father’s house and belongings was a familiar story to me. Lisa starting a new life as a young girl on her own was interesting. Past that point I found the story weak and not very exciting.

Nov 22, 2018

A family saga: interesting premise: themes: love, loss, grief, betrayal, redemption: murder, abandonments: all of it comes together-ultimately, the ending was predictable: all this being said, I enjoyed it

Oct 19, 2018

I couldn't put this book down. Great story of secrets in a family that will tear them apart. I sister that is lost in her own world to save herself and be happy when the rest of the family is in despair for years over what the sister has done. I would recommend this book to anyone.

Oct 18, 2018

I guessed correctly at some of the twists and turns, but enjoyed the characters and and variety of personalities and the inner workings of the minds of those that were a result of traumas they had experienced.

Mar 12, 2018

I love reading novels about real-life issues where characters develop as they deal with these issues. This one is well-written; I came to care about the main characters, felt their fears, longings, pain, etc.. The plot seems simple at first, but gets intricately complicated, and then resolved as the characters learn about themselves and each other.

Feb 26, 2018

I enjoyed this book. I found myself wanting to find out what happened.

Warning!! There's a comment with one star who gives away a big part of the book.

Feb 03, 2018

Good mystery. Thought that you got a good understanding of the main three characters - Lisa gone from everyone's life - Riley the sister trying to piece together her family after her father's death - Danny the brother who suffered from a lose in Iraq and in his life when his older sister disappears. Story told through the the two women. Good read that keeps your interest. I have now read two of her books and hope to go back and read the rest. So worth your time.

Jan 09, 2017

Whoa! This is a mystery with a lot of twists and turns. You’ve got to read the entire book to figure out what really happened. This is probably the best mystery of 2016 that I’ve read.

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