Time for another Louise Jensen review (yes, you guessed it, I love her!), with her latest thriller, The Stolen Sisters. Many thanks to HQ for my copy of the book which I received via NetGalley.
Three little girls missing. One family torn apart…
Leah’s perfect marriage isn’t what it seems but the biggest lie of all is that she’s learned to live with what happened all those years ago. Marie drinks a bit too much to help her forget. And Carly has never forgiven herself for not keeping them safe.
Twenty years ago these three sisters were taken. What came after they disappeared was far worse. It should have brought them together, but how can a family ever recover?
Especially when not everyone is telling the truth . . .
I am sure I say it every time I review one of Louise’s books that she just gets better and better, and with every new book she releases, I have a new favourite. The Stolen Sisters is no exception to this, and in my opinion is Louise’s best book yet.
Told in turns by sisters Carly and Leah, the story of the Sinclair sisters slowly unfolds with Carly’s chapters recounting the events surrounding their abduction, and Leah picking the story up in the present day, when fresh fears surround them. At just 13 at the time of their abduction, you can feel the terror in Carly’s chapters, and how responsible she feels for keeping 8 year old twins, Leah and Marie safe. Their experiences are almost unimaginable and yet Louise captures them in such a way that you feel you are right there with them. As we catch up with the now grown up sisters in Leah’s chapters, the long-term damage of their ordeal becomes apparent as they each battle their own demons and struggle with their own secrets.
As harrowing as the details of the abduction are, it is the aftermath and the fact that their experiences have driven the sisters apart rather then pulling them closer together that is truly devastating. They all just seem so broken and alone.
As the story unfolds and the extent of the betrayals suffered by each of the sisters is revealed, my heart just broke for them time and time again.
Always the master of a great thriller, Louise introduces a depth of emotion to this book that makes it so much more than just a psychological thriller.
The Stolen Sisters is out now and you can order your copy here.
You can find out all about Louise’s other brilliant books on Goodreads.