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Title: Sister
Authors: Lupton, Rosamund
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 358
Year: 2010
Publisher: Hachette New Zealand
Language: English
Description: The Hemming sisters have always had a powerful bond, so much so that when Tess is considered to have committed suicide, Beatrice refuses to accept this explanation for her disappearance. As Beatrice unravels what has happened to Tess, the old wounds of the family medical medical history are reopened. The Hemming sisters have always had a powerful bond, so much so that when Tess is considered to have committed suicide, Beatrice refuses to accept this explanation for her disappearance. As Beatrice unravels what has happened to Tess, the old wounds of the family's medical history are reopened. Cleverly narrated in a series of letters that Beatrice writes to her dead sister, this is a remarkable and compelling story of sibling connection, medical misadventure and a search for truth. Easy to read, hard to put down. Cleverly narrated in a series of letters that Beatrice writes to her dead sister, this is a remarkable and compelling story of sibling connection, medical misadventure and a search for truth. Easy to read, hard to put down.

Comments from Groups:

A compelling read with a good twist. Auckland 255

A good read and well discussed. This was the first 'whodunnit' we've had and it succeeded by keeping us reading and capitavated right to the end. Palmerston North 006

A beautifully written book with enough twist to keep us guessing until the end. Excellent characterisation and character development. Pahia 003

General concensus was an excellent book with a very thought provoking story, varied and interesting characters. Very happy to recommend as an excellent crime, mystery novel. Hamilton 034

Everyone enjoyed. Lots of debating over the ending. Timaru 011

A beautiful tale of sisterly love. We felt drawn into the tragic story and Beatrice's frantic search for her missing sister. Wanaka 011

Categories: Fiction, Contemporary, Grief/loss, Letters/Diaries, Medical/Health, Morals/Ethics, Suspense/Thriller, Light style, What's Hot

Reviews

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By: CHCH 378 2018-12-10 11:57:26
3.5 
Interesting way to tell a story was the overall thought.

By: NELS 058 2018-10-10 14:20:27
4.5 
The group really enjoyed 'Sister', and comments included 'an intriguing way of telling the story", and "it kept me guessing". We liked the journey that the author took us on with Bea, and how she gained insights into her mum, and came to better understand her - and we found the expressions of love very moving.

By: WELL 007 2018-10-10 14:12:49
4 
We began this book expecting a 'devastatingly good mystery novel'. Although we quite enjoyed the book, we felt there were too many storylines, and perhaps too many diverse characters. However the notes led to animated discussions of sibling rivalry, and the ethics of gene therapy. So we would suggest this book is an 'interesting' read, perhaps more for the subject matter than the quality of the writing.

By: WHANG 009 2018-10-10 14:08:17
5 
Excellent book. Rated the best of the year for our group. However for some of us, the ending wasn't altogether clear but when explained, it became an even more amazing plot.

By: GREYT 005 2018-10-10 14:05:20
2.5 
The questions did not really stimulate discussion. They were trying to give some depth to the book that we felt it didn't have. In summary, an 'airport read'.

By: AUCK 347 2018-10-10 14:03:35
3.5 
Most of us enjoyed the book, although some found there was 'too much' going on to make it believable. An interesting twist at the end.

By: AUCK 316 2018-10-10 14:01:49
4.5 
All of our members rated this book highly.

By: INVER 026 2018-10-10 13:56:02
5 
Thoroughly enjoyed by our group. It kept you guessing right to the end.

By: HUNTLY 001 2018-10-10 13:55:19
4 
We all enjoyed this book. A cleverly written thriller with believable and likable characters. Would recommend to other groups.

By: WELL 209 2018-10-10 13:52:52
4 
Classy as a piece of crime fiction. Some/most of the group were very touched by the sisters' relationship, and the development of Bea as the book progressed.

 
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