Half Sisters – ARC Book Review

Title:- Half Sisters

Author:- Virginia Franken

Date published:- will be June 21st 2022

Publisher :- Lake Union Publishing

No. of pages:- 269 pages

Genre:- Adult Fiction


Plot:- 3.5/5

Writing:- 3/5

Overall rating:- 3/5

A single lie becomes a defining moment in a family’s life in an unforgettable novel of psychological suspense.

After being gone for two decades, Maddy’s half sister, Emily, is back in town to settle their late father’s estate. Emily’s not the troubled girl Maddy remembers from their volatile childhood. Apparently, all is well. It can’t possibly matter anymore that Maddy married Emily’s first love, but the pictures Maddy finds on her husband’s phone tell a different story. Suspicions of an affair are hard to ignore.

Then again, Maddy hasn’t been herself lately. She’s increasingly confused. She’s losing items that are precious to her. She forgets where she’s going. The line between what’s real and unreal has become a blur. Even the damning photos have disappeared. Though her state of mind starts to become everyone’s cause for concern, Maddy refuses to believe she’s losing her grip on reality. But the one thing she can’t deny is the secret from the past that rewrote all their lives—a secret that’s ready to come out.

Maddy and Emma are half sisters–they share the same father but different mothers. They were separated and then reunited after their father’s death to settle down an estate. Maddy was in fact married to Emma’s high school sweetheart Josh. So when she discovers a picture of Emma and Josh together, she was suspecting if they were having an affair behind her back.

The book started out a little boring and slow. However, towards the middle of the book, it got interesting and then the ending was a mouth hanging openly good! The writing was great too and the characters were however not very likable in my opinion which lowered my rating of the book.

Overall, if you like a famiyl drama with a hint of mystery, then this book is one for you–worth three stars.

Many thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

Virginia Franken was born and raised in the United Kingdom. After traveling the world as a professional dancer, she now lives in Los Angeles with her family. She works as a copy editor by day and gets most of her writing done when she should be sleeping.

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