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I felt the tiny flutters of excitement as I got to know both the sisters. Learning their story from their POVs caused me to sway like a pendulum. Whom did I like more? Every chapter showed me the truth of their lives, evoking my deep empathy for them. I too had been there where both were. Suspense was injected into the prose insidiously, thrill was not high, to begin with, but the author managed to make me quite curious to get to the end of the book in one sitting.
The Good The writing was addictive enough to make me sit with my kindle the whole day in between my chores. Both the sisters were distinct in their personalities, but their love for the family was constant.
The Bad A mother’s pain at the disappearance of her daughter was not written well. When she moaned in grief for daughter, it was described as – bleating – like a sheep which got on my nerves.
The Conclusion Overall, a different but completely thrilling story of how tiny misunderstandings caused bigger mistakes and wrong decisions while trusting the duplicitous people in our lives. Well worth a read.
The interpersonal relationships of families and siblings is explored really well, especially how we view people whom we know our whole lives. Many of our childhood views of people carry well into our adulthood and it takes something drastic and big to change that view. This book is really all about this. The 'true crime' side of events builds up and suddenly takes you by chilling surprise
Starts off well, then after the shock factor it’s like the author didn’t know how to proceed, we have too much of escape attempts and terrifying consequences…after a while it just fails to have any impact. In fact if the book turns into a movie, the script is almost ready. But in a visual medium the action replays can become terribly tiresome.
The story has been stretched out too much. It's good, but it has been poorly edited. The plot twist comes halfway through. This is a novel that should've been 200 pages long, instead it is twice as much, becoming repetitive and boring. I'd still read something new by the author though because she has potential.