She rolls over and reaches for her instinctively: her baby. Her hand hits air and flaps redundantly. She stumbles out of bed and switches on the light. But this only confirms it. The baby is gone. Someone has taken her.
Sixteen years ago, Lizzie Armitage woke to find her newborn baby gone. Just days later, Lizzie was dead.
Her sister Paula swore she would do everything she could to find the child. If she hadn’t promised to keep Lizzie’s pregnancy secret, maybe the baby wouldn’t have disappeared. And maybe Lizzie would still be alive. But, in nearly a decade, Paula’s never found any trace. Until now…
When Paula bumps into an old friend from the past, she realises she wasn’t the only one who knew about her sister’s child. Someone knows what happened that day. Someone knows where Lizzie’s baby went.
But can Paula find out the truth before another family is ripped apart?
A twisty, unputdownable psychological thriller that will keep you hooked until the last page. Fans of Behind Closed Doors, Friend Request and The Girl on the Train will love Her Sister’s Child.
Thanks to NetGalley and Bookouture for letting me read this book prior to its publication. My opinion is 100% honest, unbiased, and my own.
The premise for this novel was quite interesting, and that’s why I was interested in reading this novel. Other books I have read where some sort of baby kidnapping or disappearance was involved have been quite good, so I really wanted to read this one too.
I liked reading the story from different points of view, but by the blurb I thought that Paula would be the main character of the story. When she started to disappear in the background to leave room for Charlie first and then for the crazy ramblings of Marian, I was a bit disappointed.
I have to say that the character of Marian is a proper nutcase, but most of the things that happened to her seemed to me a little too convenient. And the ending was rushed and I was expecting more.
The incredible plot twist that was announced on the book cover, well, it was okay, but it wasn’t that surprising. I know, I’m very picky. But I read quite a lot of thrillers every month so I started to find patterns and predictability in the books I read, even if I try not to do so. But the twist in this book was fine; I didn’t predict it, so that’s good.
Overall, a good story that will keep you reading. Perfect for a rainy weekend with a steamy cuppa.
So, for all of that, I give this book… 3 TEA CUPS!