Shadow Sister – ARC Book Review

Title:- Shadow Sister

Author:- Lindsay Marcott

Date published:- will be published on October 18th 2022

No. of pages:- 396 pages

Genre:- Psychological Thriller


Plot:- 3/4

Writing;- 4/5

Overall rating:- 3.5/5

From the bestselling author of Mrs. Rochester’s Ghost comes the chilling story of a young woman who returns to her haunted childhood home to unravel the deadly mysteries of her family’s past.

Ava grew up in a haunted mansion, envied by all her friends. But when her mother died mysteriously there, the thrills of Blackworth Mansion became nightmares. Ava never accepted that her mother perished from natural causes, but no one would believe her.

Seventeen years later, Ava returns home to unravel the truth of her mother’s death—and her own demons quickly follow. Her estranged and vindictive father may be stalking her. Her secretive new sister-in-law lands on her doorstep with troubles of her own. And then there’s the strange girl who may or may not be haunting the grounds. Even Ava’s romance with her first crush is shadowed by her suspicions.

When Ava makes a terrifying discovery on the property, she must decide just how far into the past she’s willing to go. Some secrets can be deadly—especially the ones Ava’s kept hidden in the dark.

If you like a horror mixed with thriller, then this book will be a perfect choice.

Ava grew up in Blackworth Mansion, which is believed to be haunted. But when her mother died mysteriously, Ava believed that her mother was murdered although no one believed her. Seventeen-years later, Ava returned back to her childhood home. Her vindictive father might be stalking her and her brother married Sarah, a mysterious woman with a past.

It was an OK thriller in my opinion. The first part was slightly boring and the story was told in multiple POVs–Ava, Sarah and a woman named Didi who worked in Blackworth mansion in 2003, the year Ava’s mother died. It was quiet a slow burn in my opinion with a hint of haunted stories about the mansion. The ending was interesting however and the twist at the ending was quiet unexpected.

Overall, if you like a thriller with a horror element in it, this book is one for you. Worth 3.5 stars.

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

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