Blood Sisters by Jane Corry

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!

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  1. This sounds quite intriguing, I’m not sure I could listen to it as an audio book when I’m walking around in the dark though!
    Nat.x

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    • Audio books are a great idea! But it definitely might be a bit scary for listening to in the dark! x

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  2. It was the blurb that drew me to this book. It wasn’t the sort of thing I would usually go for but it was an interesting read. I wasn’t totally convinced about the ending, it was a bit of a roller-coaster but a really good read overall.

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    • I know what you mean! It was a really good read, but I think at times things were just a little bit too far-fetched.

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  3. I think I’m on the fence on this after reading your review, I guess I need to give it a go to see if I like it or not, thank you for sharing with #readwithme

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    • That’s the best thing to do with a book, but then again I think if you don’t like the sound of it, what’s the point in reading it? There’s far too many other good books out there to read!

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  4. The blurb on the cover intrigues me but I’m not sure about reading the book after reading your review. I’m not a fan of stories that leave me with unanswered questions!!

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    • In actual fact there’s not really any unanswered questions, the mystery pieces together very nicely at the end, when earlier in the book you think it will be impossible to resolve. I think the author wanted us not to really know who was good and who was bad, because the lines were very blurred!

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  5. I keep seeing this book at the charity shop and a couple of times I’ve thought about buying it but didn’t because I have so many already. I think I’ll just go ahead and buy it next time it comes in!

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    • I would definitely recommend buying it next time you see it, it’s well worth a read!

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  6. I find books like this a bit hard to read although I’m intrigued by how this complicated plot comes together. #readwithme

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    • I like books like this! I wouldn’t say it was exactly a complicated plot, it was more that the story already existed, but the characters just needed to piece it together, if that makes sense!

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