Sally Hepworth has become one of my go to authors. I know when I sit down with one of her novels that I’m going to be grabbed and better hold on tight until I turn the last page. That was true with her latest, The Good Sister.

Fern and Rose are twins – Rose the responsible one and Fern the quirky one. Years ago, Fern did something very, very bad. And Rose has never told a soul. What Rose doesn’t realize is that Fern is growing more and more aware of the secrets Rose, herself, is keeping. And their mother, who Rose insists is a sociopath, might have the last word after all.

There is quite a bit going on here and I found myself wondering who is telling the truth – Rose or Fern? Who is the reader supposed to believe? I read the entire book with a sense something was coming, though sometimes I couldn’t quite put my finger on what it was. While slightly predictable there were also surprises. The Good Sister was an enjoyable tale of well-drawn characters. Characters you find yourself rooting for and characters you hope get what’s coming to them.

If you enjoy a mystery/thriller and are looking for a new author, give Hepworth a read. She satisfactorily closes each door opened in her stories, which this reader appreciates.

Thank you St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for the advanced copy. All opinions are my own.


Rating: 4 stars

Reviewer: Jennifer

Title: The Good Sister

Author: Sally Hepworth

Release Date: April 13, 2021

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