Rosamund Lupton - Sister

Publisher: Piatkus Books

ISBN: 9780749942014

My rating: 4.5/5

Nothing can break the bond between sisters …

When Beatrice gets a frantic call in the middle of Sunday lunch to say that her younger sister, Tess, is missing, she boards the first flight home to London. But as she learns about the circumstances surrounding her sister's disappearance, she is stunned to discover how little she actually knows of her sister's life – and unprepared for the terrifying truths she must now face.
The police, Beatrice's fiancee and even their mother accept they have lost Tess but Beatrice refuses to give up on her. So she embarks on a dangerous journey to discover the truth, no matter the cost. (

My thoughts

I would have loved to give this book a 5/5 - but then came the ending, and I thought 'what on earth did just happen?' Exactly, it was an ending so unworthy of the whole book, so dissatisfying for a reader.

Story is about Bea (Beatrice) returning to London when her sister Tess has gone missing - only to be found dead a few days later.

The books is terrifically written as a letter recounting the events, and within the letter again recounting events as told to Mr Wright for the upcoming trial. Rosamund did a brilliant job, getting this right and brilliant in its effect to have a more personal emotions against the more distant account of what had happened.

The mystery of the disappearance, the crime and the scientific reasons for it, woven amongst the emotional search by Bea, her 'discovery' of herself and the bond to her sister and her mother, coping and analysing her relationship to Todd, makes this a outstanding read. A jewel amongst all the publications thrown onto the market at the moment.

I can easily say, Sister is one of my top reads so far! No hesitation in recommending it!


  1. Hi Iris! Second time in one day. I loved Sister and reviewed it too awhile ago. I also read /reviewed Afterwards, her next one. It is without doubt one of my favourite books although it had mixed reviews.

    1. I will have to have a read of your review. I'm hoping to find Afterwards in the Library as well. Thanks for stopping by ... again :-)