Thursday, 19 April 2012

Throwback Thursday #48 - Sister

This is a great feature that Melissa at My words and pictures has been doing for a while and I wanted to jump on board! There are plenty of books out there I desperately want...

But what about all those wonderful books that are ALREADY on my shelves?

Sister - Rosamund Lupton
When her mom calls to tell her that Tess, her younger sister, is missing, Bee returns home to London on the first flight. She expects to find Tess and give her the usual lecture, the bossy big sister scolding her flighty baby sister for taking off without letting anyone know her plans. Tess has always been a free spirit, an artist who takes risks, while conservative Bee couldn’t be more different. Bee is used to watching out for her wayward sibling and is fiercely protective of Tess (and has always been a little stern about her antics). But then Tess is found dead, apparently by her own hand.
Bee is certain that Tess didn’t commit suicide. Their family and the police accept the sad reality, but Bee feels sure that Tess has been murdered. Single-minded in her search for a killer, Bee moves into Tess’s apartment and throws herself headlong into her sister’s life—and all its secrets.
Though her family and the police see a grieving sister in denial, unwilling to accept the facts, Bee uncovers the affair Tess was having with a married man and the pregnancy that resulted, and her difficulty with a stalker who may have crossed the line when Tess refused his advances. Tess was also participating in an experimental medical trial that might have gone very wrong. As a determined Bee gives her statement to the lead investigator, her story reveals a predator who got away with murder—and an obsession that may cost Bee her own life.

To be honest I can't remember when I picked up this book - I think it was a Richard and Judy selection last year (for those outside the UK it's the British equivalent of Oprah's Book Club). But I do know it's been picking up dust on my shelves for a long time now as I wait until I feel like reading a thriller...I suspect that feeling might creep up on me soon...

Does anyone else out there need to be in a mood for certain types of books?


  1. Oh definitely, particular romances and contemporaries require me to be in moods for me to pick them up unlike YA and paranormals which I read like breathing. If I am not in the mood for them but I pick them up anyway then I don't enjoy the book as much as I should and it's not the book's fault but mine.

  2. Not for this genre no, the only one that does not say read me. So strange really. But for other genres yes :D

  3. Yes, there are some genre's that I do have to been in the proper mood to read. So, I do understand. :)

  4. Oh neat pick. I do hope you enjoy it when you get to it. :) Thanks for sharing!