The Silent Sister by Shalini Boland @ShaliniBoland @Bookouture #bookreview #thriller

Title: The Silent Sister

Author: Shalini Boland

Publisher: Bookouture

Publication Date: July 16, 2018

Page Count: 303

My rating:   3 1/2 stars

About the book:

‘You don’t deserve a sister…’

Lizzy Beresford is at home alone when she hears a strange noise. Running downstairs to check, she discovers a disturbing letter addressed to her.

But who sent it?

As Lizzy receives more unsettling messages, she begins to doubt those closest to her – her boyfriend, her neighbors, her friends. Because the mystery sender seems to know everything about her.

And they want to destroy her perfect life.

Desperate for answers, Lizzy reaches out to her sister, Emma. She used to be her best friend. But they haven’t spoken in years…

Surrounded by secrets and lies, Lizzy doesn’t know if she should trust her sister. Is the truth more shocking than Lizzy ever imagined?

From the bestselling author of The Secret Mother and The Child Next Door, this absolutely unputdownable psychological thriller will keep you reading late into the night. If you loved Gone GirlThe Girl on the Train and The Sister, this book is for you.

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The Silent Sister by Shalini Boland is a psychological thriller about a woman who finds herself with a stalker and doesn’t know who to trust. Having read several of Shalini Boland’s books already I knew I would be in for a good read before going into this one.

Lizzy lives in a cottage with her boyfriend and one day she finds a letter in her home that she’s unsure of where it came from. No one else should have access to their place and before long Lizzy finds more disturbing notes.

Not knowing who to trust and beginning to suspect everyone around her Lizzy turns to the police but they are not help as the incidents keep piling up. The threats seem to be pointing Lizzy to her sister, Emma, but the two haven’t spoken in years but would her sister really have it out for her?

The Silent Sister was another solid read when finished but there were times in this one I wanted a bit more intensity. A few incidents would really rattle me but a few of them Lizzy seemed a bit over reactive too and then would turn around a make a move that you’d think then she would have more caution. In the end with this one I decided to go 3.5 stars this round as I have enjoyed a couple of others a bit more but still appreciated the author’s easy writing style and the ability to keep a reader guessing.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.

Find this book online: 

Goodreads  /   Amazon

About the author:

Shalini Boland is a USA Today bestselling author of psychological thrillers ‘THE GIRL FROM THE SEA’ (No 1, US Audible charts), ‘THE BEST FRIEND’ (No 2, US Audible charts), ‘THE MILLIONAIRE’S WIFE’ (No 9, UK Kindle charts), ‘THE SECRET MOTHER’ (No 2, US Kindle charts), THE CHILD NEXT DOOR (No 11, UK Kindle charts).

THE SILENT SISTER is now available to preorder!

Shalini lives in Dorset, England with her husband, two children and their cheeky terrier cross. Before kids, she was signed to Universal Music Publishing as a singer/songwriter, but now she spends her days writing suspense thrillers (in between school runs and hanging out endless baskets of laundry).

She is also the author of two bestselling Young Adult series as well as a children’s WWII novel with a time-travel twist.

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Twitter @ShaliniBoland

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8 replies

  1. I gave a lower star for the last book so totally got rejected for this book. Hahaha.. Got all the rest from Bookouture so ratings matter to author. But I didn’t like her previous book. I didn’t feel the chill. Will try and pick up this book from amazon when it releases and prices go down during sale

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    • Oh hm, I’ve never noticed them to do that but I think I’ve avoided picking up another from the couple of authors that I didn’t like my first try.


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