I’m delighted to be taking part in the Bad Sister blog tour today, the thrilling new book from bestselling author Sam Carrington.
‘A gripping exploration of twisted family secrets’ Cass Green, author of The Woman Next Door
‘A gripping crime thriller that keeps you guessing right to the end’ Sue Fortin, author of Sister Sister
The gripping new thriller from the bestselling author of Saving Sophie.
Stephanie is scared for her life. Her psychologist, Connie Summers, wants to help her face her fears, but Connie will never really understand her. Stephanie’s past has been wiped away for her own protection. Stephanie isn’t even her real name. But then, Dr Summers isn’t Connie’s real name either.
And that’s not all the women have in common. As Stephanie opens up about her troubled relationship with her brother, Connie is forced to confront her own dark family secrets.
When a mutilated body is dumped in plain sight, it will have devastating consequences for both women.
Who is the victim?
Who is to blame?
Who is next?
Gripping, tense and impossible to put down, Bad Sister will have fans of Sue Fortin, B A Paris and Linda Green hooked till the final page.
I have been waiting for the release of Sam Carrington’s second novel Bad Sister since I finished Saving Sophie last year. Sam Carrington’s writing is taut and full of suspense; the only problem now that I have finished Bad Sister is that I have to wait for her next book. Please, Sam don’t make us wait too long!
Connie Summers has recently started up her own consultancy. She is treating her consultant, Stephanie who comes from a damaged past. She slowly begins to reveal what has happened to her to Connie. Stephanie’s father was killed in a fire which destroyed her home when she was a child and the tragic event has scarred her ever since. Connie is desperate to help Stephanie and her young son Dylan and help her to form a better life for them both. But Connie’s life is soon thrown into the spotlight with the discovery of a body, a prisoner who Connie has helped in the past. After her judgement on that case Connie has had to rebuild her career and now everything that happened is about to come flooding back. Why was he killed and who killed him? Can Connie continue to help Steph when her own life begins to fall apart and is her own life in danger?
What I like about Sam Carrington’s writing is the tense atmosphere that she creates. In one day I read more than half the book and I was desperate to pick it up and start reading again. Connie was an intriguing character, she is someone who is not without her own set of problems but she strives to make life better for other people, this is especially the case at the beginning of the book with Stephanie and Dylan.
I also really liked Connie’s friendship with the detective who is working on the case, DI Lyndsey Wade. There were times when I felt that Connie needed to have a good friend by her side and for this point in Connie’s life, Lyndsey filled that gap perfectly. Lyndsey featured in Sam’s previous novel and I was excited to learn that she would be returning as I was keen to find out more about her and her colleagues. It was interesting to see how her character has developed since her previous case in Saving Sophie.
Bad Sister is another thrilling read from Sam Carrington; I can’t wait to see what she does next, I will definitely be first in line to read her next book. Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a copy to read and to Sabah Khan at Avon Books for inviting me to take part in the blog tour.
Publication date: 5th October 2017 (Kindle) 14th December 2017 (paperback)
Print length: 368 pages
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