The Good Sister
Title: The Good Sister
Author: Sally Hepworth
Style: Thriller, Contemporary
Rose and Fern are twin sisters. Rose is the reliable one and Fern is a librarian who suffers from sensory processing disorder. From the time they were little Rose has always been the protector from their mother, who according to Rose is a sociopath. When they were children and camping Fern did something terrible and Rose has been keeping her secret. When Fern finds out that Rose is unable to have her own children she decides to help make Rose's dream of becoming a mother come true. When Fern becomes pregnant she starts to realize that maybe Rose is keeping her own secrets and that things might not always be what they seem.
Dark, suspenseful and chilling! You will definitely want to read this one. A story told in dual timelines and dual perspectives is a huge win! Having a child who sometimes suffers from sensory overload it was nice to see a character with this same disorder reflected positively in this story. I could tell the Hepworth must either know someone who has sensory processing disorder, researched it well, or both. I enjoyed the development of Fern's character the most and how she learned to trust other people in her life. I loved how the people she surrounded herself with accepted her for who she was. The plot was complex and enjoyable. Sally Hepworth was able to write what felt more of contemporary story with a few thriller vibes interwoven into the story that kept you on the edge of your seat. I highly recommend this story.