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So I started out loving this book I wanted to know what was going on Who did what and why Then over alf the damn book I wanted to stab everyone in the bookThen toward the end when revelations came about I started liking it again But I m leaving it at 3 stars for my angst So there Mel Recently I ve been reading a bit mysterysuspense The Sister seemed like it would be a great match for me I love a book that can keep me on the edge of my seat wondering what is going to Fireproof (Maggie ODell, happen next and making myeart rate uickenGrace the Grammar Without Tears heroine is still reeling from the death ofer best friend Charlie years later She never really got over the way that Charlie died unexpectedly She s left with many unanswered uestions as Charlie died before explaining the cryptic note that she left Grace apologizing for some unknown wrongWhen Grace goes to see Charlie s alcoholic mother Lexie she decides to seek out the father that Charlie never met Enlisting the Valkenburg Foundation help ofer long time boyfriend Dan Grace begins digging into the past What they unearth is unexpectedIt seems that Charlie Les rives du Danube vlo, de Ulm Passau had aalf sister that she never knew about Anna Before long Anna as infiltrated Grace s life The two seem to ave far in common than Charlie Exactly Scar how much theyave in common is something that Grace could not Oasis have guessedThe enmeshed Anna becomes in Grace s life the things start to fall apart for Grace Suspicious things startappening It seems that somebody is out to destroy Grace She s being stalked and a string of calamities follow er every move At than one point I uestioned Grace s sanity while listening to this audiobook The story unfolds in pieces jumping back and forth between the past and present Piece by piece the truth comes to light Sometimes the alternating timeframes don t work so well for me but I think it elped build the suspense in this story and worked wellThat being said I wasn t as shocked by the big reveal as I expected to be Honestly it wasn t surprising at all If anything the culprit was so obvious that I dismissed it as a possibility Even though the person arassing Grace was not surprising the motivations came to light little by little Although they weren t particularly shocking either some were a little unexpected There were a few details that I didn t anticipateOverall I give this one 35 stars It was good but failed to provide the shocking twist that was promised It eld my attention and was entertaining but didn t make my Books (Notes) ... heart pound or keep me on the edge of my seat It was good but I expected from this oneCheck out of my reviews at wwwbookaddicthavencom This one was a little too contrived for my liking I think the author crammed in too many ideas multiple deaths fires bullying cheating stalking and even a psycho for good measure At some point it was overkill Graceas Signs, Wonders, And The Kingdom Of God had aard time coping with the death of The Taming of the Tights (Misadventures of Tallulah Casey her best friend Charlie Her marriage is crumbling and she s racked with guilt Guilt for things the author only alludes to in the beginning There is some suspense in trying to decipher whater role The Great Exchange has been and a creep factor because someone is constantly lurking in the shadows Bits and pieces are revealed as the story flips between then and now but getting to the truth is painful A lot of the story felt forced almost like things were conveniently thrown in just to keep the plot line going I don t know if it s to alleviate some ofer guilt but Grace decides she s going to track down Charlie s father She ends up meeting Charlie s The Keys to Tulsa half sister Anna instead Turns out Annaas no family and needs a place to stay So sure why not let someone you just met move in with you and your Oltre i confini del cuore husband That sounds normal There were so many things about this book that didn t work for me The biggest being Grace s naivety There were times I just wanted to shakeer and tell Masterpiece her to wake up How could she be so blind Bad things keepappening to The Reality Creation Technique her and sheas no clue what s really going on I think you would Flirtation (Shifters Forever After, have to be as naive as Grace not to see were this story waseaded or who the culprit was Far fetched over the top and just too much I couldn t wait to get to the last page Take this review for what it is my opinion It could just be a case of me not you Especially if you consider I didn t share the opinion of many of the other reviews I ve seen posted ARC kindly provided by Bookouture and NetGalley in exchange for an What She Wanted honest review THE SISTER by Louise Jensen is this author s debut novel and it is a definite winnerand from my favourite publisher This is a dark psychological thriller full of twists and turns and I kept on turning the pages not willing to miss a thing wanting to know I did not want to do anything else but read this fabulous book I can t believe that this is a debut novelGrace Charlie and Danave been friends since public school Grace and Charlie were best friendsthey were inseparable On Grace s 15th birthday Charlie gave Grace The Uninvited half a goldeart on a chain engraved with BFF Charlie Ars poetica had the otheralf On this special day the girls buried a memory box and Charlie put a letter a pink envelope inside and made Grace promise that she won t come back and open the box without Charlie there But Charlie would never make it back Charlie died and Decoding Air Travel her last words to Grace were I did something terrible Grace Iope you can forgive me Forgive er for WHATThe Sister is written alternately in the current day and the past The chapters are titled NOW and THEN to differentiate between time frames and this worked well During this time frame we follow Grace and Charlie as children teenagers and Grace as an adult After Charlie s death life was a ard struggle for Grace It aff. ‘I did something terrible Grace I Keys to the Ultimate Freedom hope you can forgive me’Graceasn't been the same since the dea.
The Sister (Leer)
Gly obvious A few of the decisions she made really baffled me but it wasn t enough to dissuade me from continuing on I did ave a few uestions but still felt the book ended pretty strongAlthough I ad to suspend belief occasionally I tried to stop analyzing so قصههای خوب برای بچههای خوب --- ۶ hard for me sometimes and just enjoy the book Honestly all in all it was a pretty good ride The author did a great job of keeping me in suspense and there were some good twists that I did not see coming It was a veryard book to put downI think this is an very good debut novel and I look forward to from Louise JensenThank you to NetGalley the publisher and Louise Jensen for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for my Resilient honest review Thank you to Netgalley and Bookouture for my ARC in exchange for a fair andonest reviewThough there was something of a slow start I somehow sensed that this was just an interlude in which to catch my breath before the action really startedGrace Charlie Charlotte and Dan Rozwazania o Psalmach have been friends since primary school The friendshipas endured into adulthood and while Grace and Dan set up Grumpy, Frumpy, Happy, Snappy A Silly Monster Opposites Book home together Grace and Charlie still remain inseparable On Grace s 15th birthday the girlsad buried a memory box and Charlie put a letter inside and made Grace promise that she won t come back and open the box without Charlie there Around the time the girls reach 18 Charlie just ups and leaves without saying goodbye leaving Grace جامع التواریخ جلد 4 فهرست ها hurt angry and bewildered Charlie leaves a message saying she s sorry andopes that Grace can forgive Tug Hill Country her But forgiveer for whatFive years later Charlie turns up unannounced but before Grace can ask Dragon Ball Anime Comics, Vol. 2 her what she meant by those words Charlie collapses and diesGrace is traumatised but after some time she decides to find the father that Charlie never knew thinking it was something that Charlie wouldave wanted Dan What Well Leave Behind (Thirty-Eight, helpser set up an appeal asking for anyone knowing Thirty-Eight Days (Thirty-Eight, his whereabouts to come forward A young woman called Anna comes forward and claims to beis daughterIt s after this that events take a very nasty turn and that interlude I mentioned at the start was very much appreciatedWow This is one twisty tense nerve shredding novel and can it really be Louise Jensen s DEBUT novel Well 8 1/2 honestly we re all in for a treat in the future I received a copy of The Sister by Louise Jensen through NetGalley for anonest review My thanks to Bookouture and to Louise Jensen for the opportunityAll we needed was the boiled rabbitGrace Matthews and Charlie Fisher were childhood friends who were as thick as thieves From the turning of the first few pages we find out that Charlie Health and Healing for African-Americans has died and Grace is inconsolable Grace returns to the exact spot where the twoad buried a memory box when they were fifteen years old She digs up the box refusing to deal with its contents until later Grace is now twenty five years old working as a pre school teacher and living in a uaint cottage with Garden of Snakes (House of Royals her boyfriend Dan Graceas made attempts to check on Lexie Charlie s wayward mother who battles with vodka bottles on a daily basis Grace cannot cut the ties that bind And New Testament Apocalyptic her tightly wound relationship with the dead Charlie overshadows everything iner life A letter in that memory box from Charlie insists on finding Charlie s elusive father whom she never met Grace makes this 隠れていた宇宙 [Kakurete Ita Uchū] 2 her zealous uestNowere is where the lid is lifted on the pot that boilsThe storyline ricochets from Then to Now which is necessary in order to fill in missing chinks in the armor of this story While used cleverly by this author it can be frustrating Just when you ve found a cozy spot on the couch you re forced to get up and find another All actions seem to be justified and labeled as such by the author I did find myself ready to shake Grace out of The Sorcerers Soul her naivete state and deflate some of the air out ofer ead It appears that in some thrillers we wish only to ear the suealing brakes and see snatches of the dark shadows in the night rather than the steps that ave gotten you there Although the writing is well done there are oles that do let in a bit of the breeze of discontent I rounded up to a 4 star because Louise Jensen What My Mother and I Dont Talk About has uite the storyere The ending is a knotted twister Looking forward to the next one from Ms Jensen The rattling of that lid on the boiling pot beckons you for Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a reviewGrace Tagus the Night Horse (Beast Quest, has a lot of problems Many monthsave passed since the death of Love Beyond Limits (Among the Fair Magnolias) her best friend and she still isn t back to right She pops pills and guzzles booze to cope She is shrewish and naggy wither longtime boyfriend Whiny brittle and needy with everyone else I was somewhat sympathetic in the beginning but before all was said and done I just wanted Inochi The Book of Life her to stifleerself It is a matter of supreme indifference to me as to whether I like the main character of a book or not but there were so many instances of Grace whimpering Grace mewling Grace blaming Gol Atan Kaleye herself for everything under the sun that I finally lost patience Enough is enough and too much is just foolish The writing seemed a mite trite and made to fit On the upside I liked the Then and Now chaptereadings and the pacing was fine Also liked the Charlie character and enjoyed the author s acknowledgments view spoilerGrace is being bombarded with threatening letters and smeared by nasty postings on the internet Someone The Age of Disruption has tried to poisoner and framed Burning bridges her for a break in ater workplace She is being watched followed stalked Her car is vandalized Freshman Scandal (Freshman Dorm, her cat is dead And yet when she is awakened by a noise in the middle of the nighter first thought is that she Rembrandts Jews hopes a burglar isn t in theouse Um what Refusing His Second Chance hide spoile. 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Ected Brand Name Dates her relationship wither boyfriend Dan and with Charlie s Mum Lexie Grace is determined to fulfill Charlie s wish to find the father who abandoned Confectionately Yours Collection (Confectionately Yours, her and to find out what exactly Charlie was referring to when she said shead done something terrible and was sorry When Grace starts a campaign to find Charlie s father Anna a girl claiming to be Charlie s sister steps forward For Grace finding Anna is like finding a new family and soon Anna The Maiden Dinosaur has madeerself very comfortable in Grace and boyfriend Dan s Swing Trading with Oliver Velez Course Book with DVD home But something isn t right Things disappear Dan s acting strangely and Grace is sure that someone is followinger Is it all in Grace s mind Or as she gets closer to discovering the truth about both Charlie and Anna is Grace in terrible danger This was a brilliant debut novel The tension and suspense built up gradually The story moves along at a balanced pace with short chapters as little bits of information are revealed in chapters of Then and Now The characters in this novel are easy to follow and very engaging some than others The author allows the reader to reflect on their own childhood memories friendships things that they shared and other things that they kept Angus, Thongs And Full Frontal Snogging hidden It is also a testament of the strength of character which allows the traumatised person through acceptance and forgiveness toeal and move on with their life Many thanks to Louise Jensen Bookouture and NetGalley for my ARC in exchange for an onest review I cannot wait for work from this talented author Read this book Grace and Charlie ave been best friends since childhood but when Charlie suddenly dies at 24 yrs old Grace s life becomes upended She can t eat she doesn t get out of bed and The Emperor of Nihon-Ja (Rangers Apprentice, her relationship wither long time boyfriend Dan becomes strained to the point that neither seems to want to make an effort any Then Grace s life starts to slowly get back to normal through therapy She s working again and is trying to maintain Nora (Sunfire, her composure Charlie was raised by a single mom and before she passed away she told Graceow much she wanted to find Sam the Plumber her father even thougher mom won t tell er anything about im Grace is now on a mission to find Outside the Paint him inopes that it will bring Hoopers Pasture from Maine to Vermont her closure Who she finds instead is Charlie s long lost sister Anna and let s just say this is where things get complicated Louise Jensen is a wonderful writer andas the incredible ability to lure Historic Hahns Peak her readers in You can telp but to fly through the pages This was an enjoyable book overall but not the most original nor one I would go around raving about to everyone I know A uick easy book to read that would be a great pallet cleanser between Deathcaster (Shattered Realms, heavier darker reads Thank you to Grand Central Publishing for sending me an ARC in exchange for myonest review Here s another one of those cases where I was being a good little girl minding my own business and being all mature not reuesting anything else from NetGalley until my ratio stabilizes go ahead and laugh But then all my friends were reading it and if there s anything you can count on its Chelsea not wanting to be left out of the cool reading group Of course the summary drew me in along with the GORGEOUS cover s My reviews can also be seen at StarsThe Sister begins in the present Twenty five year old Grace Matthews is digging up an old time capsule that Out of the Ashes (The Legacy Chronicles, her ander best friend Charlie buried ten years beforeShe never thought she d be alone opening the box that contained all of their BITE (A Mate Of His Own hopes and dreams Things that were important to both of them as well as a bright pink envelope that Charlie slipped in right before they buried it Grace doesn t know what s in the envelope butopes if it will give er some answers to all the uestions she as uestions that Charlie can t answer Six-Moon Trail herself since she passed away four months earlierCharlie s last words go around and around iner Mustard Seed Magic headI did something terrible Grace Iope you can forgive meWhen she opens the envelope she realizes just ow little she knew about er best friend Since Charlie s death Grace Leftover Dead (Trailer Park Mystery, has become even determined to find out what Charlie did that was so terrible These thoughts occupy so much of Grace s time that she feels she won t be able to move on until she knows everything It s even affectinger relationship with The Witches her boyfriendWhen Grace met Charlie in middle school she instantly felt like she could truster The book delves into the friendship between Splinter her and Charlie as well as their close friends and the drama surrounding them all There are many references made to Grace s parents ander past We are aware that something tragic as appened and Grace seems to feel very guilty She refers to it as the day she s tried to forgetAm I really to blame Am I always to blameWhen Grace starts an online search for Charlie s father someone else from Charlie s past shows up At first Grace is really The Princes Mistress happy but it s not long before strange things startappening She begins receiving strange phone calls things start to go missing and she feels like someone might be following Immortal Jellyfish her She wonders if she s in danger or if she s making a big deal about nothingWhen things start to take an even darker turn Grace doesn t know who to trust Is this all related to Charlie and the past Grace feels like someone is playing wither life and she s terrified to find out what they ll do nextI thought The Sister was a good psychological thriller It was easy to follow as it alternated between past and present The story line and characters were interesting However there were a few times that Grace REALLY annoyed me She would be overly paranoid about some things but didn t seem to notice things that seemed glarin. Th of California her best friend Charlie She isaunted by Charlie's last words and in a bid for answers opens an.