The Silent Sister – Shalini Boland

‘You don’t deserve a sister…’

When Lizzy Beresford discovers a threatening letter addressed to her, the words on the old, tattered paper chill her to the bone. But who sent it? Living in pretty cottage in a quiet country village, Lizzy’s never made any enemies in her life…

Except her sister.

Lizzy hasn’t spoken to Emma in years. Not since the argument which tore their relationship apart. Would her sister really want to cause her harm after all this time?

As Lizzy receives more disturbing messages, she begins to doubt those closest to her – her boyfriend, her best friend, her neighbours.

Because the mystery sender seems to know everything about her. And after a series of malicious incidents, it’s clear they won’t stop until they’ve destroyed her life.

Lizzy knows she must confront her sister. But can she trust her? And will she realise the shocking truth, before it’s too late?



My review

OMG, this book gave me the creeps all the way through. I won’t say it was bloodcurdling but there was always that feeling of fear and suspicion that kept me captivated and on edge. The feeling that you can’t really trust anybody is enough to make you feel paranoid.
It’s so nice to have a sister, especially one you can depend on, but suddenly, due to one stupid mistake, the relationship is broken beyond repair. When threatening things start to happen, Lizzy realizes it’s time to face the music. And, boy oh boy, she never saw this coming …

This is the first book I read from this author and I have to say it was enthraling. I love the writing style and I love the way the twist in the epilogue rocked your world once again.
When an author succeeds in making you freeze when you hear something outside while reading her story, I can only say that she accomplished her mission. 5 stars.

Thank you Shalini Boland, Bookouture and Netgalley


About the author

Shalini lives in Dorset, England with her husband, two children and Jess their cheeky terrier cross. Before kids, she was signed to Universal Music Publishing as a singer songwriter, but now she spends her days writing suspense thrillers (in between school runs and hanging out endless baskets of laundry).