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Hi friend! Today’s book review is for The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth.
Below you will find the description of the book provided by NetGalley, followed by my own personal review and star rating.
*Disclaimer : I received a copy of this ebook for free from NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
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There’s only been one time that Rose couldn’t stop me from doing the wrong thing and that was a mistake that will haunt me for the rest of my life.
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 get 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 what families keep hidden.
My Review : The Good Sister
This was such a fun book to read.
In The Good Sister, we learn about Rose and Fern. From their childhood family dynamic, to their adult mental health issues – it’s a whole wild ride.
While reading this, I was struck by how truly diabolical people can be. Because yes, this is a novel, but there are definitely people out there who prey on others in catastrophic ways.
I really felt for Fern while reading, because you just know that she has been taken advantage of by the people who claim to love her the most.
One of the most touching moments, for me, was a comment made to Fern from her boss Carmel. She called Fern a gift, which is a sentiment shared by a lot of those who know her.
Rose truly seems like she’s got her whole life together. While reading her version of events, it’s so easy to feel sorry for her. But we learn in the end, that she’s hiding a lot under the facade.
It’s amazing how much hurt we can brush under the rug when we have a deep familial bond with someone.