The Sister by Poppy Adams

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Born into a long line of distinguished lepidopterists, scientists who study moths and butterflies, Ginny and Vivien grew up in a sprawling Victorian home. Forty-seven years later, Ginny lives there alone, tending to her moths and obsessions amid the ghosts of her past.

But when her sister Vivien returns to the crumbling family mansion, dark, unspoken secrets rise, disrupting Ginny's ordered life and threatening the family's fragile peace. Told in Ginny's unforgettable voice, this debut novel tells a disquieting story of two sisters and the ties that bind-sometimes a little too tightly.


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About Poppy Adams

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Poppy Adams has worked as a documentary filmmaker for the BBC and the Discovery Channel. She lives in London, where she is working on her next book.
 
Published June 10, 2008 by Anchor. 306 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Publishers Weekly

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Estranged sisters Ginny and Vivien Stone reunite after 50 years, releasing a flood of painful memories in Stone’s eerie, accomplished debut. Ginny and her younger sister Vivien lead an idylli

Mar 17 2008 | Read Full Review of The Sister

The New York Times

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“The Sister” is powered by the same sort of confidently rendered literary suspense that propelled Donna Tartt’s “The Secret History” onto best-seller lists.

Jul 08 2008 | Read Full Review of The Sister

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As the novel progresses Virginia takes to spying on her sister in an effort to discover exactly why Vivien has come home.

Jul 06 2009 | Read Full Review of The Sister

Heart to Heart: The Barnes and Noble Romance Blog

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Apr 01 2008 | Read Full Review of The Sister

Heart to Heart: The Barnes and Noble Romance Blog

With a little polish (and a different cover - sheesh, how boring can you get?), I think this one could really shine - at least in a dark, brooding, Victorian kind of way.

Mar 27 2008 | Read Full Review of The Sister

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