The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth

‘I know you love your sister, but … ‘

Rose and Fern are fraternal twin sisters, who seem to be particularly close.  Rose is the responsible twin, married and wanting a child.  Fern is a librarian who avoids social interaction.  Rose is very protective of Fern and becomes concerned about some of Fern’s choices.  You see, Fern did something terrible years earlier and Rose has always had to look out for her.

What did Fern do?  And what is driving Rose?   Does Fern really need Rose’s protection?  The story is told through the alternate perspectives of the sisters. 

I can’t write much more without spoiling what is a dramatic story full of suspense.  Suffice to say that life changes for both sisters when Fern makes friends with a man she calls Wally.  Things are not always as they seem initially.

I really enjoyed this novel. 

Note: My thanks to NetGalley and St Martin’s Press for providing me with a free electronic copy of this book for review purposes. 

Jennifer Cameron-Smith