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This is the second book that I have read from this author not knowing it's the same author. This book was brilliant. A real page turner from start to finish. Read it in two sittings. First night I was up reading until early hours. I was gripped. I definitely will be checking out her other books. A must read.
What can I say about The Sister In Law? Firstly, it is a brilliant read and secondly, it is in my opinion, Sue’s best book yet! It is in every sense of the word a twisty psychological thriller and I devoured all 344 pages in one sitting! If you like a book that is full of tension and suspense with twists and turn aplenty, then this is the book for you!
The plot of this story was so intriguing to me and Sue has does a fantastic job of making you feel part of the story. Looking in from the outside it appears that the Taylors have it all and are all one big happy family, enjoying the perfect holiday in an Italian villa. But with the arrival of Ella, the allure of perfection is shattered and it is not long before you are chilled to the bone with what transpires through the pages as the story progresses.
The characters are diverse and a mixed bag of likeable and unlikeable. The standouts though were Clare and Ella. I really felt for Clare. She just has a sadness around her as she tries to keep everything together for her children with a smile on her face, that is until Ella comes into her life and threatens it all. Ella, on the other hand, is one of those characters that you just want to reach into the book and smack her one! She just got under my skin in the worst way but, she has been written brilliantly to make you feel this way. Every character has been extremely well developed and each plays their roles perfectly.
Every book that Sue writes is just such an easy and effortless read. Her writing is flawless and she really knows her way around the psychological thriller genre and gives the reader exactly what you would expect from it. She is able to keep the reader’s attention in the way she just subtly builds up the tension and suspense as you wait for the explosion, which in this case, is done in spectacular fashion with an outcome that I did not see coming!
The Sister In Law is a deliciously wicked read that will have you completely entranced and in its clutches right from the beginning, as you are pulled in to the drama, where it dares you to try and put it down! It is a thrilling read where you have a particular type of feeling throughout, only for Sue to take it in a completely different direction as shocking revelations are revealed.
It was an absolute pleasure to be able to read and review The Sister In Law which I can not recommend highly enough and is definitely one of my best books for 2020. You have done a phenomenal job with this book Sue and I can’t wait to see what you come up with for your readers next.
Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Sue Watson for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Sister In Law which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This book was completely addictive and I loved it!
Clare is looking forward to the Taylor family holiday in Italy with her husband Dan and their three kids. However, when Dan's brother Jamie arrives with his new wife Ella in tow, the perfect holiday is about to be not so perfect after all.
Let me start by saying I HATED Ella with a PASSION! I don't think I have ever despised a character more than her before, but my gosh she completely got under my skin. I can't even imagine what it would be like to be Clare in this situation. I could totally empathise with Clare and honestly would probably react the same!
This book had me hooked from the get go. The writing was great, the plot was fast paced, and there were twists throughout the story to keep me guessing. The family dynamics were interesting, and I felt like it was a realistic familial set up.
This is the perfect unputdownable thriller to devour in one go, and I would HIGHLY recommend it! I would give this 5 starts, but am rounding down purely for how much I hated Ella's character and how angry she made me.
Thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.