The front cover of Jane Corry’s Blood Sisters reads ‘Three little girls. One good. One bad. One dead.’ Which is pretty much exactly the sort of thing which makes me want to read a book. I think I went off books about missing or dead kids for about two weeks earlier this year before I went back to reading them again.
Blood Sisters alternates between the voices of two adult women – Alison and Kitty. Alison is an artist teaching at local colleges and Kitty is severely disabled. Although she cannot speak, she can think clearly and doesn’t know why she is disabled. Alison makes references to a sister and grieving, but in the first part of the book there are no references to the dead girl referred to on the cover of the book. In fact, for the first third of the book it isn’t clear who Alison and Kitty are and what, if anything their connection is.
So who are Alison and Kitty? And who was the dead girl? Was it Alison’s sister?
Moving into part 2 we start to find out a bit more about Alison and Kitty. And slowly Alison’s life starts to spiral out of control as long-buried secrets start to resurface. In the meantime, Kitty’s memory is gradually returning. But will she ever be able to communicate what she remembers?
You do eventually find out who the dead girl was, but I never really worked out who the good girl was and who the bad girl was.
Blood Sisters is a really enjoyable book which moves pretty quickly. There is the odd time where you do need to suspend your disbelief a bit and a couple of massive coincidences, but it didn’t stop my enjoyment. If you enjoy a fast-moving psychological thriller, I would definitely recommend it!