The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
An enchanting, enthralling, and utterly beautiful women’s fiction novel with a twist of domestic suspense, The Good Sister is that rare story that manages to hit all the right buttons.
Rose and Fern are fraternal twins who survived a traumatic childhood with a narcissistic mother. Fern has sensory issues: noises frighten her, she doesn’t trust herself or anyone around her, and therefore Rose has spent her life being Fern’s protector. But Fern is changing. Growing. And she’s realizing Rose has secrets she’s been keeping.
The most compelling aspect of this story is Fern, who is one of the most utterly irresistible protagonists I’ve read in a long time. I was absolutely enamoured with her and the way her character changed throughout the story.
Sharply insightful, compassionate, funny in places, with a dash of romance, The Good Sister is a smart, absorbing story of sisterhood, the lies that bind, and how the truth often looks much different than what we think. This was my first Sally Hepworth book, and it won’t be my last. Fans of Liane Moriarty and Emily Giffin will love it.