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Sister of Mine by Laurie Petrou @lauriepetrou @crookedlanebks #BookReview

Happy Saturday bookworms!

Super excited to share with you today my review for this unique and compelling book!

Sister of Mine by Laurie Petrou

My Thoughts

4 Sister Sister Stars ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

“A sister is both your mirror โ€”and your opposite.”

Iโ€™ve read quite a few books lately with complicated sister relationships… I unfortunately or fortunately, depending upon how you look at it do not have a sister… I have brothers, my daughter has brothers, I havenโ€™t had to navigate the sister relationship as a sister or as a mother of sisters…. so the sister relationship is a bit of an enigma to me… just asked my daughter if she wished she had a sister… and her answer was an emphatic โ€œNO,โ€ our house only has room for one princess!

This was a compelling domestic thriller that really focus on the complex relationship between sisters Penny and Hattie… its about that fine line between love and hate…. and how your best friend can also be your worst enemy…. The relationship between these two sisters was so dynamic, it change from minute to minute… I didnโ€™t always know who the good sister or bad sister was… I found One sister more empathetic than the other, but my opinions did change throughout the book….

The story is narrated by Penny… I found her narrative to be very compelling, emotional, and uncomfortable…. as the older sister she felt responsible for her little sister… and at the core of everything lies a secret… A secret that binds the sisters together and also tears them apart…

This was a unique dark thriller… The story was really more about these characters, rather than a shocking twist… there was a surprising ending… however that was simply the icing on this thrilling cake….

Absolutely recommend this book to people who enjoy domestic thrillers with complex characters and relationships…

*** many thanks to Crooked Lane for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

When is a debt ever fully paid?

Penny and Hattie are sisters in a small town, bound tight to the point of knots. They share a secret they cannot escape, even while it pulls them apart. One night, a match is lit, and Pennyโ€™s terrible husband is killed โ€“ a marriage going up in flames, and offering the potential of a new life. The sisters retreat into their family home โ€“ a house of secrets and memories โ€“ and try to live in the shadow of what they put in motion. But Pennyโ€™s husband is not the only thing they are hiding, from the outside world and from each other. Under a cloud of long-held resentments, sibling rivalry, and debts unpaid, the bonds of sisterhood begin to crack. How long will Penny and Hattie demand the unthinkable of each other? How often will they say, โ€œYou owe me,โ€ and when will it ever be enough?

Have a wonderful weekend full of books! Berit๐Ÿ“š

Author:

We are Berit and Vicci... two girls from different parts of the world who were brought together by Goodreads and a love of all things books ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ“š

17 thoughts on “Sister of Mine by Laurie Petrou @lauriepetrou @crookedlanebks #BookReview

  1. Really liked your review. I have one sister. We were polar opposites growing up and hardly did anything else together besides fight. ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ
    I wish I had a brother too. I liked your daughterโ€™s emphatic answer to having a sister. ๐Ÿ˜‚ My daughter felt the same way about having a brother or sister. Sheโ€™s an only child and loves it. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. Man. I also wanted a sister but got brothers galore. My daughter is an only girl amongst boys as well.
    But my friends with Sisters donโ€™t get along with them. Itโ€™s a complicated thing

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