The Better Sister

The Better Sister

Large Print - 2019
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When a prominent Manhattan lawyer is murdered, two estranged sisters, one the victim's widow, the other his ex, navigate long-standing resentments to uncover devastating family secrets.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
Edition: Large print edition First HarperLuxe edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780062887955
0062887955
Branch Call Number: F BURKE
Characteristics: 428 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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Adw555
May 21, 2019

Stars: ⭐⭐⭐

Mystery/courtroom drama...

Chloe is a successful writer and magazine editor. She has it all...a happy marriage with Adam, a wonderful teenage son Ethan, and a career she has always dreamed of. But her perfect world comes crashing down when her husband is found murdered in their summer home.

As the police investigate this murder, they begin to realize that all is perhaps not what it seemed for this happy family/couple. For starters, Ethan is Chloe’s stepson….and nephew. Chloe’s husband Adam had once been married to her sister Nicky and Adam ended up with sole custody of Ethan, so a tangled web of relationships is revealed right away. And then there’s the small issue of the murder...who did it? And why?

PROS: The Better Sister has all the aspects of a classic murder mystery...husband killed, and the family is suspected...all this accompanied by a murder trial. It seems to have the right framework for a great book!

CONS: Time seems to tick on quickly in this book, four months here, another month there...and yet NOTHING seems to happen. To summarize this book in one word: BORING. Also, what was up with the ending...to me it made no sense whatsoever, but maybe I was just missing something.

YES or NO: It’s an unfortunate NO - there are much better thrillers to spend your valuable time with than this one...

3 Stars

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tink05
May 04, 2019

Another good read from the author. I wasnt expecting how the story developed but it keeps you interested up untill the end.

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barryandlinda
Apr 26, 2019

When Chloe finds her husband, Adam Macintosh murdered, she becomes a suspect. Then the cops turn to her stepson as the suspect. Adam's first he Wife Nicky is Chloe's sister. They become close and work together to prove that her son is not the murderer. This book will hold your interest from beginning to end. It will also keep you guessing as to who killed Adam.

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darladoodles
Apr 08, 2019

This one is truly a page-turner! After the mysterious death of her husband Adam, Chloe is swept up in a whirlwind of questioning herself and her relationships with those around her. Her own stepson is charged with the murder. His mother, Chloe's sister relocates to lend support. The complicated relationship between Chloe and her sister Nicky are at the center of this narrative. There are many surprises in store for the reader. Burke fans will find this to be an enjoyable read. It was a bit too political for my tastes, but is definitely a worthy successor to "The Wife."

DPLpaigeone Mar 01, 2019

Wonderful! Burke's latest thriller is a twisting tale of family secrets and suspense.

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