Book Review: The Sister by Louise Jensen


PUBLISHER: Grand Central Publishing

PUBLICATION DATE: June 26th, 2018


Thank you to Grand Central Publishing, and Hachette Book Group Canada for sending me this stunning paperback copy of The Sister by Louise Jensen to read and share my review with my followers.

I have read books by Louise Jensen in the past and wow she is an amazing author, so when I received this novel in the mail I was thrilled!



This book follows the main character Grace as she is mourning the recent loss of her best friend Charlie.

‘I did something terrible, Grace. I hope you can forgive me…’

Grace is haunted by Charlie’s last words, and in a bid for answers, opens an old memory box of Charlie’s. It soon becomes clear there was a lot she didn’t know about her best friend.



I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. The book alternates between the present with Grace mourning the loss of her best friend Charlie and trying to uncover the seemingly many secrets her best friend was hiding, to the past when Charlie and Grace were best friends and seemingly inseparable.

Charlie’s last words to this day are haunting Grace. What could Charlie have done that would be so unforgivable, that even her best friend Grace wouldn’t forgive her? In her quest to uncover the truth, Grace stops at nothing to find out what her best friend Charlie meant by these words. Grace has a hard time sleeping and adjusting to everyday life without her best friend, and it is affecting her everyday life, including her relationship with her boyfriend Dan.

Charlie’s mother never did tell Charlie who her birth father was. After Charlie’s death, Grace decides to search for her best friends father online and comes into contact with someone who says they know Charlie and are in fact related to her. Grace is thrilled to have met someone from Charlie’s past and another person from her family.

Grace meets this person and is excited. They quickly bond and Grace cannot imagine what her life would be like if she hadn’t met this person. They are like new best friends….

Suddenly, strange things begin happening. Things that get increasingly darker and more sinister, and Grace begins to turn paranoid. Someone appears to be sabotaging Grace and her life. Things begin going missing, she receives strange telephone calls, posts are made on Twitter about her, the daycare where she works is vandalized and she gets the blame for it, and someone seems to be deliberately setting her up.

Who is after her? What do they want with Grace and why are they doing such things to her?

To make matters worse, things with her boyfriend Dan are taking a turn for the worse. He seems moodier and grumpier, and they argue more than they ever did. Soon they find themselves drifting further and further apart. What is going on? Can she save her relationship and find out who seems to have it out for her and is trying to ruin her life?

I loved this book and I devoured it from cover to end. There were a lot of twists in this book that shocked me that I did not see coming. And that ending! Wow! I loved it! I love books with a final shocking twist and turn in the end, and this book certainly had that! One that I did not see coming but I loved!

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13 thoughts on “Book Review: The Sister by Louise Jensen

    1. Thank you Amanda. I am a fan of books with twists and turns throughout and ones that keep you turning the pages, especially ones that have a final shocking twist at the end, and this book has all those things for sure. I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did 🙂


    1. Thank you it was a fabulous book. I am such a huge fan of Jensen’s books they are so very good. I think you would really like it. So many twists in this book I recommend it for sure 🙂 It was interesting when I found out why the boyfriend was treating her differently. I too was curious about that part.

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  1. I read this book and I also loved it, and I remember how angry I was at that mother. I mean, who would act like that, who would give up on a child, and who wouldn’t test their kids for the illness?? Ohh, I still can’t get over it.

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