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Little Sister by Isabel Ashdown


After sixteen years apart sisters Jessica and Emily are reunited. With the past now behind them, the warmth they once shared quickly returns and before long Jess has moved into Emily's comfortable island home. Life couldn't be better. But when baby Daisy disappears while in Jess's care, the perfect life Emily has so carefully built starts to fall apart.

Was Emily right to trust her sister after everything that happened before?


When I was reading this book, I was so glad that I'm an only child! Emily is a thoroughly dislikable woman and I'm not sure Jess is much better - though her personality has been moulded and coloured by the way her sister has behaved to her. Even James leaves a bit of a bad taste in the mouth.

That saying, I found the story engaging and it held my attention right to the epilogue, but unfortunately, that's where it fell apart for me.

I wasn't too keen on the way the author brought everything together, and found the ending problematiic.

About the Author

Dark, compelling and beautifully twisty ... have you read Isabel yet? In its first two weeks, BEAUTIFUL LIARS reached #3 in Amazon UK's Hot New Psychological Thriller Releases (Orion/Trapeze). Isabel is currently working on a new novel, LAKE CHILD, a dark and haunting thriller set alongside the forests and lakes of Norway. Isabel Ashdown was born in London and grew up on the Sussex coast. Her award-winning debut GLASSHOPPER (Myriad, 2009) was twice named as one of the best books of the year, and she now writes full-time, walks daily, and volunteers in a local school for the charity Pets as Therapy. She is currently a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of Chichester. "Tender and subtle ... Ashdown tiptoes carefully through explosive family secrets" - Observer Best Books of the Year Isabel is represented by Kate Shaw of the Viney Shaw Literary Agency, London. See more at or follow her on Twitter @IsabelAshdown

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