April 22, 2020

The Half Sister Review

Title: The Half Sister
Author: Sadie Jones
Type: Mystery, Thriller 
Publisher: St Martin’s Press
Published: 2020
Pages: 320
Rating: 2/5

**Thank you NetGalley and St Martin’s Press for the opportunity to read this book early in exchange for an honest review.

What is this book about?
Kate, Lauren and Rose are at a family dinner when Jess shows up claiming to be a half sister to Kate and Lauren. Jess has a note with DNA results that state their late father is also her father. Lauren accepts it right away but Rose and Kate are skeptical. Kate begins to investigate and finds that someone is hiding a secret.

What did I think?
I didn’t really enjoy this book. I couldn’t connect to the characters at all. I mostly found them annoying and immature. I also found the reactions to the half sister showing up a little far fetched and unrealistic. I felt like this novel was more about family dynamics rather than a thriller. I wish I would have had more background on the Kate and Lauren and how their relationship fell apart. It said many times in the book that they were close at one time. One positive about the book is that the characters were developed well enough that I didn’t get confused when the story switched between points of view. My favorite part of the book was the last 30 or so pages when it felt more like a thriller because I was excited and engaged. I really wish the whole book had been like that.