#BlogBlitz: THE SILENT SISTER by SHALINI BOLAND @bookouture @ShaliniBoland @KimTheBookworm
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.
The Silent Sister by Shalini Boland is her newest psychological thriller that got me all fired up, as I burned my way through the book I was so engrossed in the plot that I never saw the time fly by, Shalini you seared my memory with an imprint that will take a long time to disperse.
What I never realised is how well Shalini turns the plot, folding, twisting and buckling me over and over with all the clues, red herrings and the downright WTH moments, Shalini has a certain flair which flourishes with every book written.
Right I think that’s enough bigging up of Shalini, lets get down to what we are all here for the actual book and what I thought.
The Silent Sister is built around Lizzy Beresford, who starts receiving threatening anonymous letters. As the letters escalate the threats become more intense until Lizzy is fearing for her life, who can Lizzy turn too, who can Lizzy trust, can Lizzy stay safe or are these letters just the beginning. Lizzy has a fractious relationship with her sister whom she technically hasn’t spoken to properly in a few years, just on days when it is necessary like the visits to her mothers.
Lizzy is one of those characters you just can’t help believing in, feeling every threat as it washes over Lizzy every time she reads what is written before her eyes, the fear, the tension, the disturbing way they are delivered for maximum effect. A stalker who holds no bounds. Holy hell I worried for Lizzy, I feared for Lizzy, the scenario was so plausible that any one of us could be in the same position as Lizzy.
If you want to waste no time and be sucked into a book The Silent Sister is certainly the book for you. It was so easy for Shalini to lure me into the book, hold my attention and ensure that I gambled each and every time with who I though was the culprit, but damn I was wrong, my suspicions were never compounded in fact they were flawed till the very end.
The Silent Sister is an easily read piece of work, no overly dramatic interpretations of scenes, straight forward and too the point, well controlled in setting out the secrets, the twists and most of all the bang which Shalini creates in the double edged ending.
My thanks go to Bookouture, Shalini Boland and Kim Nash for the advanced readers copy of The Silent Sister, it has been my pleasure to read and review this book giving my honest, unbiased opinion. It has been fantastic to be part of the Blog Blitz for The Silent Sister and I look forward to the next psychological thriller that Shalini impresses us with, hopefully it won’t be too long.
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.
Blog Page: http://www.shaliniboland.co.uk