The Stepsister – Jenny O Brien
I am so honoured to be starting the Blog Tour for The Stepsister by Jenny O’Brien on its Publication Day. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources and the author for inviting me to take part and for the advance copy, which I have reviewed honestly.
There is a wonderful giveaway at the bottom of this post and please join these lovely book bloggers who are also taking part in the tour.
When a stranger leaves step-sisters, Victoria and Ness, a half-share in a house in Holland, they think it must be a mistake.
But there’s no mistake when Ness goes missing.
Desperate for the truth, Victoria heads to Holland to find out what happened to her. Has she, as her texts show, embarked on a whirlwind romance? Has someone abducted her or even worse?
But there’s someone watching, and that person wants her dead.
Can Victoria find out the truth before it’s too late?
Two stepsisters Ness and Victoria are amazed to find out that they have been left a house in Holland by an elderly gentleman. Victoria, a troubled artist refuses to believe it but the more outgoing Ness can’t wait to get on the next plane. She leaves her little dog Nigel with Victoria and sets off to claim their inheritance. However, Ness goes missing and Victoria has a feeling that her stepsister could be in danger. She sets off for Holland too, with Nigel beside her.
The book is narrated in parts by both sisters. The descriptive writing built up a tremendous amount of suspense. The story was deeply intriguing and complex and had me sitting up all night to finish it. There were several layers to the plot, a twist, a loss of memory a feeling of impending danger and a great deal of mystery. I loved the addition of Nigel the poodle who remained extremely loyal throughout.
I don’t want to risk revealing a spoiler so I have kept this review brief. I will say that the book is highly enjoyable and recommended for lovers of crime and mystery thrillers. I look forward to reading more from Jenny O’Brien in the future.
Author Bio –
Jenny O’Brien was born in Ireland and, after a brief sojourn in Wales, now resides in Guernsey.
She’s an avid reader and book reviewer for NetGalley in addition to being a RoNA judge.
She writes for both children and adults with a new book coming out every six months or so. She’s also an avid collector of cats, broken laptops, dust and happy endings – two of which you’ll always find in her books.
In her spare time she can be found frowning at her wonky cakes and even wonkier breads. You’ll be pleased to note she won’t be entering Bake-Off.
Readers can find out more about Jenny from her blog: https://jennyobrienwriter.wordpress.com