I’m pleased to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for gripping psychological thriller Her Sister’s Secret (formerly titled The One To Blame) by S.E. Lynes. Thank you to Noelle Holten and Bookouture for giving me the opportunity to read and review this fabulous book.
Her Sister’s Secret (Previous title: The One To Blame)
Author: S.E. Lynes
Pub Day: July 13th 2021
About the Book:
Why would you pretend your life is a dream when you’re living a nightmare?
Annie and Dom lead perfect lives in a lovely cottage in a quiet village by the sea, with flowers at the front gate and an apple tree in the garden. Everyone knows them: generous, loving Dom, creative, joyful Annie.
But their neighbours don’t see Annie as she sits waiting for Dom well into the night. They don’t see her smiling through her tears. They don’t know what the perfect couple are hiding.
They just hear the sirens that break the silence of the night and see the flames that rise against the dark sky.
And the morning after, what everyone wants to know is – which one was to blame?
A brilliantly twisty tale of family secrets and the darkness that can lie behind closed doors, Her Sister’s Secret will keep you turning the pages till the final devastating revelation. Fans of Lisa Jewell, Gillian Flynn and Louise Candlish will love it.
Former BBC Producer, S.E. Lynes is the Amazon #1 best selling author of ‘intelligent and haunting’, ‘beautifully written’ psychological thrillers, VALENTINA, MOTHER, THE PACT, THE PROPOSAL, THE WOMEN, THE LIES WE HIDE, CAN YOU SEE HER? and THE HOUSEWARMING. Her latest novel, HER SISTER’S SECRET is OUT July 13th.
After completing her MA, Lynes taught creative writing at Richmond Adult Community College for over ten years. She now combines writing, mentoring and lecturing.
She has also published three children’s books in Italy: IL LEOPARDO LAMPO, LA COCCODRILLA INGAMBA, and the bilingual LA SCIMMIA SPIRITOSA/THE FUNNY MONKEY, all available at Amazon.it
Her Sister’s Secret is the latest gripping psychological thriller by the always wonderful S.E. Lynes. As a huge fan of this author’s previous work I couldn’t wait to get my hands on her new novel and I must say it did not disappoint! Well paced and gripping, Her Sister’s Secret is a dark thriller about family secrets and the lies people tell to hide the truth from the community around them and those they love. Full of twists and turns that will keep you reading long into the night, this is a thrilling page turner of a read that had me enthralled from beginning to end.
Isla arrives home one night a bit worse for wear when she receives a telephone call from her distressed nephew telling her that there’s been an accident and her sister is dead. Suffering from shock and in complete disbelief Isla drops everything at once and goes to be by Callum’s side, as the investigation into the fire and Annie and Dom’s deaths begins. But is everything as cut and dried as at first seems? Or were the apparently idyllic lives of the perfect couple masking a dark secret that Annie was desperate to keep hidden?
Told in alternate chapters by both Isla and Annie, Her Sister’s Secret moves backwards and forwards in time, slowly building a picture of their lives leading up to what happened on that fateful night. The end, when it comes, is as devastating as it is shocking, as the secrets Annie was hiding are finally revealed.
To say much more would give too much away, so all I will say is that Her Sister’s Secret is a brilliantly plotted, dark and gripping psychological thriller that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. S.E. Lynes has written yet another strong and character driven story that I thoroughly enjoyed and I can’t wait to read whatever she comes up with next!
Her Sister’s Secret by S.E. Lynes is available to purchase now.
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