Review: The Good Sister

Title: The Good Sister
Author: Jess Ryder
Genre: Fiction, Thriller
Publisher: Bookouture
Source: NetGalley
Release Date: August 16, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

Goodreads Synopsis:

Two sisters. One secret… A lie that could destroy them both.

When her father dies, Josie is devastated to uncover he led a secret life: another house, another family and a half-sister called Valentina.

Both with red hair and icy blue eyes, Josie and Valentina could be mistaken for twins. But the similarities end there…

Josie – Sweet, reserved, jealous, thief.
Valentina – Care-free, confident, dangerous, liar.

Two sisters. One survivor.

A nail-bitingly tense and unputdownable read that will keep you turning pages into the night. Perfect for fans of Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train and Sister Sister.


The premise for this story is very creepy. When Josie’s father dies, she discovers that he had a secret double life with another family and another daughter who was exactly the same age as her. I’ve read other stories with a similar starting point, and I just find that so creepy to think about.

I really liked the Viking facts at the beginning of each chapter. They gave a little insight into their culture and reinforced the Viking theme.

I didn’t like how the narrator switched between Josie and Valentina without warning. Sometimes I would start reading a chapter and realize a couple of pages in that it wasn’t who I thought it was. If those changes were identified at the beginning of the chapter, it would have been much easier to read.

I enjoyed this thriller. I really didn’t know how it was going to end! I recommend it to other fans of psychological thrillers.

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