Wednesday, 30 January 2013

bookworm #16

Sister by Rosamund Lupton

This book was lent to me by my Mum and although not something I would usually choose,I was drawn to the 'psychological crime thiller' plot tagline. I actually really like crime thrillers, but am often put off by the scary looking covers. I know, pathetic. I am a huge wimp when it comes to horror films and just can't watch them - I always have this fear crime thrillers will give me the same chills! Regardless of my reservations, I thought this sounded like something I would enjoy and quickly dug in. 

Sister is a story about a girl who goes missing, and her sister who takes it upon herself to investigate her disappearance when the police don't seem to be following important leads. As this is a crime novel there are loads of twists and turns in the plot, and I don't want to give anything away. I'll just say that it takes so many different directions and has a really interesting ending. 

At the back of the book there was a list of Rosamund Lupton's top ten reads, which I thought was a lovely idea. I wish more books did the same, as I love getting book recommendations. I'm currently writing all the ones I get recommended in the back of my diary; the list is mounting up!

As I say, I do love a crime thriller as I love seeing it all come together and tying up all the strands of the plot. I've read a couple of Jeffery Deaver novels which I enjoyed, in particular The Vanished Man, and am going to look out for other crime thrillers. 

Do you like crime thrillers? Can you recommend any?



  1. You should read Mel Sherratt's books - she describes them as "grit lit" and they are awesome.

    I've also enjoyed The Dead Room by Robert Ellis this month. :)

  2. I loved Sister, I thought it was brilliantly written, very clever, and the twist at the end actually had me gasping out loud on the tube.

    At the moment I am reading another crime thriller; Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. It's about a woman who goes missing, and her husband's in the frame for murdering her. Lots of great twists, can't recommend it enough.

  3. i've read this! was definitely a page turner, I couldn't put it down! I've recently read 'fatal attraction' a different version to the film but terrifying! Still a brilliant read though :) xx

  4. This looks really good! I love these types of posts :)

  5. I was given this as a gift and really enjoyed it! Crime thrillers are my favourite too

    ordaining serendipity

  6. You need to get Gone Girl! Amazing x

  7. I quite liked this book, I love me a good thriller! Try Val McDermid, she is an amazing wroter!

    Maria xxx

  8. Oo want to try this! Jo Nesbo is great crime writer, really gets you hooked. I love this series of posts!

    ellie | mantrapixie | x

  9. I read this book twice, and even the second time around it gave me chills by the time I reached the end. The ending is absolutely, positively amazing. I could not love that book more. Great choice, and I'm glad you enjoyed it. I don't think it's really scary, just full of twists and turns and messes with your head a little. Okay, a lot.


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