I have come to enjoy psychological thrillers – the tension, the pace, the questions that the story raises in my mind as I read. When I picked up The Second Sister by Claire Kendal, I was looking for a fast-paced read that would keep me enthralled.
The story centres around Ella Brooke whose older sister, Miranda, disappeared without a trace. Ella is now the age of her sister when she disappeared; and resembles her missing sister more closely with the same dark hair and the same piercing blue eyes. Ella has never let go of her sister and still hears her voice and feels her presence. What holds Ella together is her love for her sister’s ten year old son and her work as a self-defence expert helping victims. She is certain that her sister was taken; and she does everything she can to find out the truth. Ella believes one man is key to her sister’s disappearance – Jason Thorne, a sadistic serial killer who has been locked away in a psychiatric hospital. Ignoring the warnings of the police and the disapproval of her parents, Ella seeks Thorne out – and begins a dangerous journey to discover the truth.
The Second Sister was all that I expected it to be – fast-paced and riveting. Kendal kept me guessing as she took me along Ella’s dangerous search for the truth. Turning the pages of the book quickly, I tried to guess the outcome of the story and figure out what had happened to Miranda. I loved the fact that my guesses were incorrect and that the twists took me by surprise.
If you enjoy psychological thrillers, you will enjoy reading The Second Sister. This well written novel will keep you reading until you have turned the last page.