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Blood Sisters From the bestselling author of My Husband s Wife a new thriller featuring three girls one accident and a lifetime of lies Three little girls set off to school one sunny morning Within an hour one

  • Title: Blood Sisters
  • Author: JaneCorry
  • ISBN: 9780525522188
  • Page: 412
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From the bestselling author of My Husband s Wife, a new thriller featuring three girls, one accident, and a lifetime of lies.Three little girls set off to school one sunny morning Within an hour, one of them is dead Fifteen years later, Kitty can t speak and has no memory of the accident that s to blame She lives in an institution, unlikely ever to leave But that doesnFrom the bestselling author of My Husband s Wife, a new thriller featuring three girls, one accident, and a lifetime of lies.Three little girls set off to school one sunny morning Within an hour, one of them is dead Fifteen years later, Kitty can t speak and has no memory of the accident that s to blame She lives in an institution, unlikely ever to leave But that doesn t keep her from being frightened when she encounters an eerily familiar face Art teacher Alison looks fine on the surface But the surface is a lie She s struggling to make ends meet and to forget the past When a teaching job at a prison opens up, she takes it, despite her fears Maybe this is her chance to set things right Then she starts to receive alarming notes next, her classroom erupts in violence.Meanwhile, someone is watching both Kitty and Alison Someone who never forgot what happened that day Someone who wants revenge And only another life will do.

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    1. JaneCorry

      Jane Corry is a writer and journalist who has written regularly for numerous newspapers and magazines including The Daily Telegraph Weekend section, the Mail on Sunday and Woman She has spent time working as the writer in residence of a high security prison for men an experience that helped inspire My Husband s Wife, her d but thriller which was a Sunday Times best seller I love twists and turns that keep the reader guessing until the very end My husband says I m a nightmare to watch dramas with as I love to work out who did it before the final revelation Jane s next novel is called Blood Sisters and is being published in June.You can find Jane on Twitter at JaneCorryAuthor and on Facebook at JaneCorryAuthor.Jane runs regular writing workshops and speaks at literary festivals all over the world, including The Women s Fiction Festival in Matera, Italy Until her recent move to Devon, she was a tutor in creative writing at Oxford University She is also an associate member of the Royal Literary Fund Many of Jane s ideas come during her morning dog jog along the beach followed by a dip in her wetsuit She s an all year round swimmer provided the sea isn t dangerous Jane also loves tennis, walking, reading, yoga, the Quiet train carriage a great office for writing and her family She s still coming to terms with being an empty nester but makes up for it with lots of long distance nagging Jane s second husband was a bachelor family friend who is also Godfather to her children He makes her laugh every day although they can t agree on how to load the dishwasher

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    1. Blood Sisters written by the talented and respected author Jane Corry is an engaging psychological and chilling thriller that keeps you guessing and flipping the pages till the very end The story does start a little slow in the very beginning, but that can be forgiven as it soon picks up the pace with simmering intrigue that certainly builds in tension towards the end, with a twist that I could not have predicted Three girls, one good, one bad, one dead Alison and Kitty are bound by a secret Kit [...]


    2. 4 That unexplainable, special bond between sisters that no one or nothing can break But what if it was never there to begin with Alison lives in London Not so much living really but merely existing as she s always looking over her shoulder, waiting for the past to catch up to her Her guilt is all consuming Is it survivor s guilt Or something else entirely Kitty is living in a group home with full 24 hour care Bound to a wheelchair, and dependent on others for her care She s able to communicate w [...]


    3. This was a very well done and unique psychological thrillerAn accident over 10 years ago one sister has carried the guilt for it, the other sister has suffered the physical consequences of it really don t want to say too much about this, but I thought the author did a really good job of portraying all the characters, and I think a lot of research took place to really get the character of Kitty right and even though Kitty had a brain injury and was really confine to quite a frustrating life, you [...]


    4. Addictive and Immensely ThrillingBlood Sisters was an incredible psychological thriller I m not surprised though whenever a book has a plot summary involving a secret of some kind, I m ALL IN.Alison is an art teacher and her medium of choice is stained glass She holds classes at the college near her house After one of her art classes, she sees an advert for a job opening as art director at a men s prison After considering the offer, and realizing she could use the income, she applies and she is [...]


    5. 4 stars BLOOD SISTERS by JANE CORRY is a gripping, surprising, complex, and a suspenseful psychological thriller novel that had me totally engaged, entertained, and interested throughout the whole book.The book starts out with a few situations that seem a little too coincidental and had me questioning where this story was going but as I continued to read and things became a little clear it was absolutely unputdownable This turned out to be so much than what first appears as just another predic [...]


    6. 3.75 entertaining and original stars to Blood Sisters .75Blood Sisters was an engaging story of sibling rivalry and all that it entails I found the alternating storylines between each of the sisters to be intriguing from the start One sister is starting work in a prison, while the other is convalescing after some type of serious injury As I read , I learned that were was a horrific accident but who was at fault While a couple of the scenes and dialogue were a little dramatic, and the twists coul [...]


    7. I really enjoyed reading Blood Sister by Jane Corry, a story of sibling rivalry and half truths This book kept me hooked and I did not want to put it down A psychological thriller that kept me guessing until the end I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for my e copy in exchange for an honest review.


    8. I read Blood Sisters with seven of my Traveling Sisters and we were split into two different coulees Overall we all enjoyed this story and started off curious and intrigued In the end, some of us were left lost in the dense, green and weedy lush coulee and some of us along ended up lost in the shallow dry coulee looking for water Blood Sisters is a suspenseful light yet dark at times domestic thriller that explores a deadly secret shared by two very different women Alison who is trapped by guilt [...]


    9. Fifteen years ago there were three young girls heading out on their way to school when tragedy strikes the trio After that day one of the girls has been buried by her parents, one lives in a care home with permanent brain injury and one walked away with the emotional scars of being the survivor of the tragedy Alison who has gone on to become an artist has never forgiven herself for being the one that walked away from the incident while her younger sister, Kitty, lives in an institution Alison pu [...]


    10. 3 stars for a somewhat interesting story.This story revolved around an accident where three young girls are headed to school and one of them dies, the other is paralyzed, while the third carries the guilt of the day around with her Kitty, lives in an institution where she can t speak and lives in a wheelchair She has lost her memory until one day a strange man starts the process of her starting to remember how she got there Her sister, Allison, is an art teacher trying to make ends meet when she [...]


    11. 3.5 Stars rounded up Alison always wanted to be close to her little sister Kitty growing up She yearned for it in fact Kitty however wanted nothing to do with her older sister Kitty had her best friend Vanessa and she was enough One day while on their way to school, something happens that changes things forever for these three young girls an accident leaving Kitty institutionalized, unable to speak and Alison feeling responsible Fifteen years later, Kitty is still non responsive and Alison is un [...]


    12. 2.5 stars This book didn t work for me I liked the idea of the story, but the execution fell flat Most of the story seemed unrealistic and implausible to me The characters, plot and mystery all felt quite primary and lacking and I found myself rolling my eyes throughout the entire novel.I read this with the Traveling Sisters and they all loved it a lot than I did I hate being the outlier I strongly suggest checking out Brenda and Norma s fabulous blog to see their reviews twogirlslostinacouleer [...]


    13. 4.5 I enjoyed Jane Corry s previous book, My Husband s Wife, but really feel that the bar has been raised with this latest release.Told between two timelines, 2001 and from 2016 onwards, this is the story of Alison and Kitty, half sisters but so very different in personality that they hardly seemed related at all Maybe it would be different if my sister was well, sisterly But instead, Kitty was constantly scratchy or downright hostile It was like living with the school bully but never being abl [...]


    14. 3.5 Stars An interesting mix of psychological mystery and family drama.Alison is an art teacher, she lives alone in London and suffers from psychological problems resulting from a terrible accident that occurred when she was in high school Although close to her mother, she s otherwise pretty isolated and unable to trust others When pressed by financial difficulties, she applies for a job as an art instructor at a minimum security open prison She s afraid of the inmates, horrified by some of thei [...]


    15. This is the first novel I ve read by this author and it won t be the last Ms Corry had me hooked from the very beginning, Alison who is on the edge of being neurotic by running from something that has happened from her past, she s constantly changing homes and never lets anyone get to close to her Her only acquaintances are the students who take her art classes at the local college She is barely able to make her rent while just teaching the one class so when she receives a flyer in regards to te [...]


    16. I won this book through a GR Giveaway in exchange for an honest review Last week I m half way through and there is no hint of thriller yet Not one clue of one Easy to read but boring so far Finished and my opinion has not changed from the comment above Dull Boring No thrills whatsoever Just a bunch of adults with very juvenile insecurities she doesn t love me the most , for example going out of their way to revenge their imagined hurts Some distastefully juvenile scenes Lots of coincidental even [...]


    17. Real sisters are important than blood sisters, aren t they 3 people 3 girls growing up to 2 women with an accident in their midst misstep or murder Why was a kid with learner s license allowed to drive a car Where are kids mothers What really happened on that day The answers to all these questions is hidden in the pages of this book This is the basic plot line told in alternate voices of two sisters, Allison and Kitty, in two different time lines one is the present 2016 2017 and the other is th [...]


    18. One accidentTwo women,Two versions of the truthThis twist packed,gripping tale of sibling rivalry,lies,betrayals,abuse,love and hate is set in two alternating time frames and told from the alternating perspectives of step sisters Alison and Kitty.The story of the events before and after the accident are set in 1991 while the other chapters are set 16 17 years later.In the later day chapters Alison has changed her name to Ali,is a art teacher and is living in London while Kitty is severely disabl [...]



    19. Well, if you like your thrillers neatly tied up with a bow this one is for you I gave it four stars because the intention was successfully executed but I really need to change genres for a bit.


    20. Blood Sisters is Corry s second novel and although I ve had her debut on my TBR for awhile, I ve never quite managed to squeeze it in Now I m kicking myself because I liked this one so much that I m quite sure that I ll end up loving her other book as well This is told via two viewpoints, sisters Kitty and Alison, it starts in 2016 then goes back to 2001 when they were children before some sort of accident that isn t clearly outlined until much later Corry did an admirable job at giving each sis [...]


    21. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Thank you to the author, Jane Corry, and the publisher, Penguin, for this opportunity.This is the split perspective story of two sisters Since childhood they have shared nothing but the same intense dislike for each other And as adults they share even less than that, when a tragic accident causes their paths to diverge in two very different and unforeseen directions This accident is a secret better off buried, but the past has a way [...]


    22. 4.25 stars Thanks to Jane Corry, First to Read and Penguin for a chance to read this book for an unbiased review This is my second Corry novel, but will not be my last I enjoy her talented writing style, with all it s twists and turns Her character development is honed to perfection She is able to take a seemingly normal story line and subtly work it into a story greater than itself Alison and Kitty are sisters same mother, different fathers Vanessa is Kitty s best friend, but very spoiled, reve [...]


    23. Fear Flu Call it what you will But something scary is seeping through my bones Someone is after me I m really getting into the thriller genre over the past few years, and this one was a great one It begins with two perspectives that of Alison and Kitty For Part One we are unaware of how the two women are connected We are aware that there was an accident in Alison s past involving her sister, but other than that everything is left unclear.This thriller works well as it is full of secrets, it isn [...]


    24. This is my first book by this author I thought I would like this one better than I did, but it was just okay for me It is never a good sign when you have to talk yourself into staying with it The start was slow It did pick up in the latter half.I didn t really care for any of the characters I need to connect with at least one of them to really be pulled into the story and sadly that didn t happen I wanted to understand them but they felt a little too distant So 2 stars.


    25. I m unsure how to rate Blood Sisters by Jane Corry I didn t care for it much Also, a bit too long But maybe that s because i was bored I like my books a bit darker I guess I was expecting to the whys I d give 3 Stars So what s it about Three school girls set off to school one day and a terrible accident happens One girl is dead, another left with brain damage and the other with minor injuries and major secrets It s basically a split perspective story between two sisters Allison and Kitty are ma [...]


    26. Thanks to FirstToRead for providing a complimentary copy of BLOOD SISTERS in exchange for my honest review Three girls cross the street Vanessa dies, Kitty is permanently disabled and Alison appears fine Fifteen years later Alison leads a mostly solitary life Kitty, who resides in a facility, lives in her head, unable to speak Their worlds are about to collide again, when the truth finally emerges about what really happened the morning of the accident.Jane Corry peaked my curiosity from the begi [...]


    27. Alison works as a lecturer teaching stained glass creation To help her income Alison applies for a post at a local open prison where she hopes her skills can benefit those due for early release Kitty, following a road accident, has suffered acute brain damage now requiring 24 hour hospital care The connection between these young ladies soon becomes apparent and as the story unfolds we learn the secrets that bind them together both in the past and the present On first introduction the reader has [...]


    28. Having read and enjoyed My Husbands Wife by Jane Corry I was really looking forward to Blood Sisters and I have to start by saying that I think this is the better novel of the two Her latest book is packed full of twists, turns and red herrings galore and I became a dizzy mess whilst reading it, trusting everyone and no one Jane Corry seems to have a talent for creating unreliable narrators who aren t always very likeable and she puts that expertise to good use here in Blood Sisters.It did take [...]


    29. Review on my website ireadnovels.wordpress and Twitter favouritenovelsHere Jane Corry writes about what she knows As she used to worked in a high security male prison for three years her book Blood Sisters is based on a male prison The story starts off with News just in A murder is reported to have taken place at an open prison on the outskirts of London No further details are available at present but we will be bringing you an update as soon as possible Meanwhile on Radio 2, here is the new son [...]


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