Sister by Rosamund Lupton
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When her mom calls to tell her that Tess, her younger sister, is missing, Bee returns home to London on the first flight. She expects to find Tess and give her the usual lecture, the bossy big sister scolding her flighty baby sister for taking off without letting anyone know her plans. Tess has always been a free spirit, an artist who takes risks, while conservative Bee couldn’t be more different. Bee is used to watching out for her wayward sibling and is fiercely protective of Tess (and has always been a little stern about her antics). But then Tess is found dead, apparently by her own hand.

Bee is certain that Tess didn’t commit suicide. Their family and the police accept the sad reality, but Bee feels sure that Tess has been murdered. Single-minded in her search for a killer, Bee moves into Tess’s apartment and throws herself headlong into her sister’s life—and all its secrets.

Though her family and the police see a grieving sister in denial, unwilling to accept the facts, Bee uncovers the affair Tess was having with a married man and the pregnancy that resulted, and her difficulty with a stalker who may have crossed the line when Tess refused his advances. Tess was also participating in an experimental medical trial that might have gone very wrong. As a determined Bee gives her statement to the lead investigator, her story reveals a predator who got away with murder—and an obsession that may cost Bee her own life.

A thrilling story of fierce love between siblings, Sister is a suspenseful and accomplished debut with a stunning twist.
 

About Rosamund Lupton

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ROSAMUND LUPTON lives with her husband and two sons in London. She is the author of the widely praised New York Times bestseller Sister.
 
Published June 7, 2011 by Broadway Books. 354 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Bee lives in Tess’ apartment, takes over Tess’ waitressing job and even befriends someone who’d been involved with Tess in an experimental medical program during her pregnancy.

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In this novel, a free-spirited sister’s death — perhaps it was murder — forces a highly conventional woman to examine the truth of their relationship.

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The New York Times

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Of course, the mystery Bee attempts to solve doesn’t involve only how and why Tess died, but who Tess really was and who Bee is — and will be without her.

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The New York Times

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In this novel, a free-spirited sister’s death — perhaps it was murder — forces a highly conventional woman to examine the truth of their relationship.

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Publishers Weekly

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Abandoned by their father just before their eight-year-old brother's death from cystic fibrosis and raised by their genteelly ineffectual mother, Bee and Tess have always exchanged long, intimate letters, so when Tess, an unmarried London art student, apparently commits suicide after her CF baby ...

Apr 04 2011 | Read Full Review of Sister: A Novel

Examiner

One day Bee receives a phone call from her mother and finds out her younger sister, Tess, is missing.

Jul 08 2011 | Read Full Review of Sister: A Novel

Book Reporter

At times, Bee's outpourings of affection toward Tess can seem melodramatic or old-fashioned, but as the reader grows to understand the true stakes of Bee's story, her emotional involvement becomes both more convincing and truly poignant.

Jun 14 2011 | Read Full Review of Sister: A Novel

Suite 101

Lawrence's classic contains a very peculiar ending for an early 20th century novel.

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Huffington Post

"Sister" (Crown), by Rosamund Lupton: Beatrice Hemming's flighty younger sister, Tess, first goes missing and is then found dead in an abandoned lavatory in London's Hyde Park.

Jun 07 2011 | Read Full Review of Sister: A Novel

Chron.com

As the book unfolds, Bea’s musings to her sister about their lives together thread through her otherwise meticulous review of what she did, when she learned what, and so on, recounted for Mr. Wright, the Crown Prosecution Service lawyer taking her statement for the trial.

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Bookmarks Magazine

Compared to celebrated crime novelists Kate Atkinson, Ruth Rendell, and Patricia Highsmith, Lupton weaves suspense from her characters' personalities and motivations as well as from the story line and movingly renders Beatrice and Tess's complex relationship without any trace of sappiness.

Jun 06 2011 | Read Full Review of Sister: A Novel

BookRack

I love DdM and in making this comparison you’re already holding the book up in a critical light before you even start (or I am at least) – that being said, to be totally honest that’s probably the reason why I bought the book – out of curiosity – I don’t feel disappointed though.

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Curious Book Fans

A few days later Tess is found dead and although Beatrice knows that Tess would never willingly have taken her own life, everyone else including her mother, her fiancé and the police, are all convinced that it is suicide.

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APOOO Bookclub

By Beverly Jackson • Aug 29th, 2011 • Category: Book Review 2011 • Email This Post • Print This Post In Sister by Rosamund Lupton, during a celebratory dinner in New York City, Beatrice receives a frantic call from her mother that her younger sister, Tess, is missing.

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Curtis Brown

'My sister would never have killed herself...' When Beatrice hears that her little sister, Tess, is missing, she returns home to London on the first flight available.

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