Happy hump day all!
Super excited to be part of the blog tour for this fabulous psychological thriller! Many thanks to Noelle for my invitation and to Shalini Boland for her tension filled story!💗💗💗
The Silent Sister by Shalini Boland
‘You don’t deserve a sister…’
Lizzy Beresford is at home alone when she hears a strange noise. Running downstairs to check, she discovers a threatening letter addressed to her. But who sent it?
As Lizzy receives more unsettling messages, she begins to doubt those closest to her – her boyfriend, her neighbours, her friends. Because the mystery sender seems to know everything about her.
And they want to destroy her perfect life.
Desperate for answers, Lizzy contacts her sister, Emma. She used to be her best friend. But they haven’t spoken in years. Not since the terrible argument which tore their relationship apart…
Surrounded by secrets and lies, can Lizzy trust her sister? Or is the shocking truth more dangerous than Lizzy ever imagined?
From the bestselling author of The Secret Mother and The Child Next Door, this absolutely unputdownable psychological thriller will keep you guessing with every heart-stopping twist. If you loved Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train and The Sister, this book is for you.
4.5 Taut Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5
Another fast pace book by Shalini Boland that kept me turning those pages and staying up past my bedtime… from the minute Lizzie found an envelope that appeared aged and as though it was coming up through the floorboards I was hooked! Even the thought of this still gives me goosebumps and the heebie-jeebies… can you imagine an envelope with your name on it just appearing out of nowhere, with the words” you don’t deserve a sister” on it? Creepy!
Lizzy is a outgoing, trusting, and kind person… she is a hard-working reliable shop manager and a faithful and loving girlfriend to Joe…. she is also being STALKED! I think because Lizzie was so likable and relatable and really could be any girl… made this book so much more disturbing and tents for me…. everyone in Lizzie’s life appeared suspicious to both Lizzie and me… from her boyfriend Joe, to her coworker/friend pippa to her boss George, to her next-door neighbor Ian… everyone looked a little guilty… Lizzie and I saw a little badguy in everyone!
Now to complicate things further Lizzie and her sister have been estrange from one another for many years… but could your sister the girl you played dolls with as a kid do this to you? The relationship between Lizzie and Emma was an interesting one and I liked how it was revealed to us throughout this book…. The stalker’s actions in this book escalated throughout the book and got scarier and Boulder as time went on… as much as I liked Lizzie and really felt for her she really didn’t always think things through…. she really did some pretty stupid things…things I would hope I would never do if someone were hunting me! But fortunately I have never been in this situation…
This book was perfectly paced and filled with all the twists and turns you want from a psychological thriller… The ending caught me completely offguard… and that apologue… wowza!
Absolutely recommend to fans of a twisty psychological thriller….
*** many thanks to Bookouture for my copy of this book ***
Shalini Boland is a USA Today bestselling author of psychological thrillers ‘THE GIRL FROM THE SEA’ (No 1, US Audible charts), ‘THE BEST FRIEND’ (No 2, US Audible charts), ‘THE MILLIONAIRE’S WIFE’ (No 9, UK Kindle charts), ‘THE SECRET MOTHER’ (No 2, US Kindle charts), THE CHILD NEXT DOOR (No 11, UK Kindle charts).
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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She is also the author of two bestselling Young Adult series as well as an atmospheric WWII novel with a time-travel twist.