Review: My Sister - Michelle Adams

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Title: My Sister
Author: Michelle Adams
Genre: Thriller
Price: £13.99
Publisher: Headline
Publication Date: 20/04/2017

The story of two sisters who lead two separate lives. Irini was given away but Elle was kept. One night, Irini's sister calls her unexpectedly with news that leave her with no other choice but to return to her family home. Is Irini going to get the answers she's desperately hoping for? Or will a harrowing secret make her regret the decision to come back?

Hi there! Today I have the pleasure of sharing my thought's on Michelle Adams' first novel 'My Sister'. It's a chilling thriller that is bound to feed your cravings. The writing is descriptive and it's easy for the reader to imagine the characters and the setting. The story is addictive which makes it impossible to put the book down.

The characters in the story were brilliantly written; every one of them had a purpose. You can't help but love Irini even though she isn't innocent (although it's not her fault!). At times I was frustrated with her because I would've acted a lot differently in her situation but that wouldn't have got the story very far haha! I have to admit I feel a bit manipulated by Adams' as she managed to make me feel the same about Elle as Irini felt. I hated her during her bad times but couldn't help liking her during her good times. Antonio is a character I felt sympathy towards at the beginning but whom I strongly disliked at the end, nevertheless he adds to the story. I wish we could have got the chance for more interactions between Irini and her father but I understand that it would probably take away from the secrecy!

The story of Irini and Elle is very impressive. Adams' managed to keep suspense from the first page to last. Parts of the story leading to the secret revelation may seem obvious but there's some unexpected surprises. The book seems cleverly planned and it all comes together nicely, especially the ending which will leave you satisfied. One thing that must be highlighted is that in most books when you come across the topic of toxic relationships it's usually between an intimate couple so I found it refreshing to read about the twisted relationship between two sisters. 

I decided to give 'My Sister' a rating of five stars because it's simply clever and very disturbing - two qualities that are necessary in a psychological thriller. I can't believe how fantastic Adams' debut novel is, I truly hope she's got another one in the works because her writing deserves to be shared! I honestly recommend you read 'My Sister' as you will not be disappointed!

Rating: 5/5


 About The Author

Michelle Adams grew up in the UK and now lives in Cyprus, where she works as a part-time scientist. She has been addicted to suspense fiction ever since she read her first Stephen King novel at the age of nine.

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Thank you to Headline and Bookbridgr for providing me with a copy of this book in return for my honest review.

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