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The Good Sister

A Twisty, Dark Psychological Thriller That Will Have You Gripped
Narrated by: Annette Chown
Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
4 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

There are two sides to every secret.

When her beloved father dies, Josie is devastated to uncover a secret life he has led with another family: another house, another woman, and a half sister, Valentina.

Born in the same week, in the same hospital, they look so physically alike they could be mistaken for twins. But the similarities end there....

Josie is sweet and reserved, a counsellor with the perfect boyfriend and the perfect life. Valentina is damaged and reckless, and she always gets what she wants.

But what she wants is Josie's life, and she'll stop at nothing until she has it.

A tense, pause-resisting story that will keep you listening into the night. Perfect for fans of Louise Jensen, Claire Douglas, and Sue Fortin.

©2017 Jess Ryder (P)2017 Bookouture

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  • Hollybear
  • 20-09-2017

Twists and turns, fabulous read

I really loved this story, captures the imagination of how you would feel if you found out things weren't as you always knew in your family. Totally recommend this as a great read.

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  • Elizabeth B
  • 19-09-2017

Page Turner

I really enjoyed this book . Kept me guessiing all the way. There were several surprising twists, and would recommend it.

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  • Tony Rodwell
  • 02-03-2019

More Jess! Please!

A brilliant naration of a gripping story. Annette brings the characters to life superbly. Magnificent.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-10-2019

Another must read

Another brilliant thought provoking novel!
Amazing research on the Vikings, so very interesting.
Thankyou Jess Ryder

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  • Alan Walker
  • 05-03-2019

Excellent

I have now listened to all 3 Jess Ryder books and have loved every one

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  • Majella Shannon
  • 05-02-2019

The Good Sister

Really really enjoyed this book from beginning til about 80% into it. Ending a little disappointing, hence 4 stars but well worth a good listen. Very fast exciting pace.

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  • Lindy SH
  • 26-12-2018

Give this one a miss

Bought as enjoyed the first book I’ve read from this author the ex wife
Disappointing based on the above.
The story is weak and drawn out. The ending is better with an unexpected twist but overall not worth reading- sorry- recommend give this one a miss

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  • LolaLegend
  • 13-12-2018

A reasonable read

I liked this book but I didn't love it. Somewhat predictable and over dramatic which made it hard work at times but worth persivering with for the final twist.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-11-2018

Different from the rest (no spoilers)

I loved this book. I listen to thrillers pretty much exclusively, and sometimes find them so formulaic that it feels as though once you’ve read one, you’ve read them all. But this made a refreshing change! It’s well written, with the Viking heritage that links Josie and Valentina providing an undercurrent to the entire book, tying everything together. Although I was able to guess a few of the twists and revelations, there was so much to keep you on your toes that I defy anybody to not find a few surprises in the text towards the end!

I didn’t find it edge-of-your-seat, heart racingly thrilling, but rather quietly intriguing. And yet I found that the result was the same, I was barely able to stop listening, I just HAD to know what happened next!

As other reviews have said, it can be a little confusing to know who is narrating each chapter, but this is intentional and vital to the story. Stick with it, all will be revealed!

If you want a book that will stick with you after you’ve finished reading, and which doesn’t just blur into all the others, I’d recommend this one. Enjoy!

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  • NJF33
  • 13-10-2018

Twisty and deep

An excellent listen- felt very confused at times and thought I had missed something. However all is revealed at the end. Makes this a gripping tale very hard to stop listening to. Ended up listening into the night.