The Other Sister by Dianne Dixon


Blurb

Morgan’s twin sister has everything, and she hates her for it. A terrifying crime reveals that those who know us best can either destroy us…or save us. Ali and Morgan are sisters, fraternal twins who from the moment of their birth share a strangely intertwined existence. But then their connection is abruptly fractured by a series of startling changes that begin when Ali suddenly moves from Rhode Island to Los Angeles. Almost immediately she is raped, by a man wearing a very peculiar set of clothes. Then, years later, in ways that are both harrowing and transcendent, Ali’s life (and Morgan’s) is sent spinning into chaos by a bizarre discovery: the rapist’s clothing, neatly packed away in a small, brown suitcase. The suitcase is hidden in the attic of a house that Ali has only recently moved into. How could this be? How, and when, did that suitcase get into that attic? The startling answer to this question has its roots in a place of guilt, and of love—in the need to belong and the need to be free—in small accidents and dark crimes—and in an elusive search for atonement.

Review

Ms Dixon draws a worrying picture as she delves into the minds of two sisters and shows how far apart siblings can be. Full of resentment, guilt, envy, rivalry, and deep love, the story highlights how you can be as physically close as twins, yet not be able to read each others' hearts. It also shows how childhood hurts and perceived wrongs can last well into adulthood, and how the love between siblings can be a dark and twisted thing.

Even at the end of the book, I wasn't convinced that the sisters had come to terms with their past or their present.

I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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