THERE ARE PERHAPS NO DAYS OF OUR CHILDHOOD WE LIVED SO FULLY AS THOSE WE SPENT WITH A FAVORITE BOOK. MARCEL PROUST
Review of Sister Dear
July 28, 2020
I love Hannah Mary McKinnon’s books and this is another one that kept me eagerly reading from beginning to end. This is a slow burn psychological thriller that centers around the main character, Eleanor. Eleanor’s father has just died and she has just become aware of a secret about her regarding her family. I empathized with Eleanor as she was already down on her luck and living an isolated and lonely existence before the secret was revealed. It was heartbreaking to see how her mother and sister treated her. Once Eleanor decides to dig deeper into the family secret we start to see a more invigorated Eleanor and she is a person on a mission. As this is a thriller I don’t want to give too many details away. I will say that this is a book that hooked me in and I was really rooting for Eleanor to find what she was looking for and have some happiness in her life. Did she find it? You will have to see. The twisty ending had me remembering a twisty ending in The Neighbors, another book by this author. Like that book this was an ending I didn’t see coming. I loved the suspense in this book and the great character development of Eleanor. Another well written thriller by this author.