We Were Sisters is a thriller full of betrayal, self-doubt, and mystery. Author, Wendy Clarke, takes us on a journey of loneliness that ends in death, or does it? 

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  • Title: We Were Sisters
  • Author: Wendy Clarke
  • Publisher: Bookouture on August 8, 2019
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Pages: 320
  • Format: eARC
  • Rating: 3/5 Stars

Synopsis from Goodreads

“I turn to where I left my baby in his pushchair and pull up short. With a racing heart, I look around wildly, fear gripping my stomach. I only looked away for a moment. The pushchair and my baby are gone.”

“Kelly is taking her twin daughters to their first day of school, ushering them into the classroom, her heartbreaking to think they might not need her anymore when she turns around and sees that her newborn baby is gone.”

“As a desperate search ensues, baby Noah is quickly found – parked in front of a different classroom. But when Kelly reaches forward to comfort him, she finds something tucked beside his blanket. A locket that belonged to her sister Freya. A locket Kelly hasn’t seen since the day Freya died.”

“And then Kelly’s perfectly-ordered life begins to unravel…”

“We Were Sisters is a heart-pounding suspense thriller that will grip you until the very last page. Fans of Behind Closed Doors, Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train won’t be able to stop reading this incredible book.”

My Review of We Were Sisters

I was immediately drawn to this novel because the cover is amazing! It looks so spooky yet beautiful at the same time. The description gave me goosebumps. I couldn’t wait to dive in and get to know everyone and see how this thriller would surprise me.

Unfortunately, I had a challenging time with this book. I found no redeeming qualities in any of the characters, even the kids were unlikeable. None of the characters had any redeeming qualities.   There was so much angst and friction that it was difficult to keep reading.

I figured out the twist early in the book and the ending just fell flat, however, I could not reconcile it with the rest of the novel at all. I will say that the suspense and thrill did ramp up toward the end, but the ending did not fit so I felt let down. 

As such, I award We Were Sisters 3 out of 5 stars. If you are a hardcore fan of thrillers you may not enjoy this one but as someone who is coming into the genre for a good beginner read, this novel is a good one.

Thank you to NetGalley and Bookouture for providing me with a copy of We Were Sisters in exchange for my honest review.

Happy Reading!

Kimberly xoxo 

We Were Sisters

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