Friday, January 31, 2020

BLOG TOUR - The Perfect Sister

Today is my stop on the Blog Tour for The Perfect Sister by Sheryl Browne.


‘You don’t know me, but I’m your sister.’

Claire is shocked when she receives a message out of the blue from Sophie, a beautiful young woman who tells Claire that she’s their father’s secret child. Having spent years nursing her sweet little daughter Ella through a life-threatening illness whilst dealing with the emotional fall-out of a devastating marriage breakdown, Claire feels tentatively excited to meet Sophie. Perhaps she might finally have someone in the family to lean on…

As Claire welcomes her sister into her life, she’s delighted to see just how much Ella loves her new Aunt Sophie. But as the pair spend more time together, Claire begins to wonder where exactly her perfect new sister came from and what kind of person she really is. With their elderly father’s mind rapidly deteriorating, is it possible that he’s hiding something from Claire about Sophie’s sudden appearance in their lives?

When Sophie suggests a family day at the seaside, little Ella is beyond excited. But as Claire takes an important phone call from her demanding ex-husband, leaving Sophie in charge of Ella, something unthinkable happens. And as Claire rushes into the ice-cold sea towards the small, limp figure of her daughter, she realises that Sophie was watching the whole time. But why would Sophie want to hurt Claire’s precious daughter? Was trusting her new sister with Ella the biggest mistake of Claire’s life?

If you enjoyed The Girl on the Train, My Lovely Wife and Lucinda Berry’s The Perfect Child, you’ll love this heart-stopping psychological thriller from bestselling author Sheryl Browne.


Title:   The Perfect Sister
Author:  Sheryl Browne
Genre:   Psychological Thriller
Publisher:  Bookouture
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   326
Date of Publication:   January 29, 2020
My Rating:   4 Stars

Claire and Luke's marriage is crumbling. Parents to daughter Ella rather takes second place to Claire's need to care for her father. He is suffering from Dementia and needs near constant care. Luke basically checks out of the marriage.

Meanwhile, Luke runs into a woman who apparently needs his help. Oh how he wished he had just walked away. With a photo taken at a right time and delivered to Claire, she is certain Luke is having an affair. At the same time, a woman comes into Claire's life as well. She claims that she is her sister. With her father's ailment, Claire is unable to get the answers she needs. Claire all but falls apart. No worries. Her new friend, her sister, Sophie, is there to prop her up.

So there you have it. Did he or didn't he? Are they really sisters? Well, The Perfect Sister is far more than that. It is a book full of lies, twists and turns as the book progresses. This is a book that will have you wanting to slap the main characters - Luke for falling into a woman's trap, Claire for believing a total stranger. Again, it is more than that. It is a convoluted story that dares the reader to put the book down for more than a few moments because you simply just do not know what is going to happen.

The reader can quickly guess that Luke's stranger and Claire's sister must be one and the same. The fun part is watching them come to this realization. Can things be salvaged before it is too late? No doubt you will not be able to wonder as to what the end game is. And oh, what a conclusion!

This was yet another excellent book by Sheryl Browne. I found it interesting that when I perused the previous books by Ms. Browne - The Second WifeThe Marriage Trap and The Affair - albeit different, I was reminded that they are all domestic thrillers. She has a very good formula, one that I look forward to partaking more of at the very next opportunity.

Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.


Bestselling Author, Sheryl Browne, brings you powerful psychological thriller and contemporary fiction.  A member of the Crime Writers’ Association and the Romantic Novelists’ Association, and previously writing for award winning Choc Lit, Sheryl has several books published and two short stories in Birmingham City University anthologies, where she completed her MA in Creative Writing.

To find out more about Sheryl’s novels, go to or follow @SherylBrowne on Twitter. 

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  1. This is the second review I have read on this tour. I need go get this one ASAP.

    1. It fab, isn't it! Thanks, Katie. Really hope you enjoy if you do. Not that I imagine you don't have a fair few books to go at! :) xx Sheryl

  2. Thank you so much for a stunning review, Robin! I love it! You're a star! xx Sheryl (commenting anon as my account is throwing a wobbly!) x

  3. I've seen a few reviews of this one now, so I guess that means I need to read it!!

  4. I adored this one too - my first taste of this deviously skilled author

  5. I've seen a few reviews for this one. It looks very good!

  6. Looks like a great book for mystery lovers!

  7. I've seen some great reviews on this one.

  8. like the others, I have seen many reviews of this one.. so need to check it out

  9. Amazing review Robin I love domestic thriller books and this one looks and sounds my kind of book that I would so love to read. I'm really glad you fully enjoyed reading this book. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.