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Review ~ My Sister and Other Liars by Ruth Dugdall

Posted on Jul 31, 2017 by in Ruth Dugdall | 0 comments

MY SISTER AND OTHER LIARS

Standalone

Ruth Dugdall

BLURB

Sam is seventeen, starving herself and longing for oblivion. Her sister, Jena, is mentally scarred and desperate to remember. Between them, they share secrets too terrible to recall.

Eighteen months earlier, Sam was still full of hope: hope that she could piece together Jena’s fragmented memory after the vicious attack that changed their family forever. But digging into the past unearthed long-hidden lies and betrayals, and left Sam feeling helpless and alone in a world designed to deceive her.

Now, in a last bid to save her from self-imposed shutdown, Sam’s therapist is helping her confront her memories. But the road to recovery is a dangerous one. Because Sam has not only been lying to her doctors: she’s been hiding dark secrets from herself.

★★★

*4 stars*

Fantastic writing, enticing plot, and a twisty ride.

Just a few quick thoughts…

This story focuses on a young girl spiraling down into the frightening throes of anorexia after a mysterious attack on her sister leaves her sickened and desperate for answers.

Sam’s struggle with anorexia was handled very well: authentic, not prettied up for the sake of the reader’s comfort, nor was it over-played or dramatic.

Loads of mystery was present, revealing the truth in slow patches and through tiny scratches of a cryptic surface.

For the most part, I was glued to this story. However, most of the twists were pretty evident and the ending started to lose me a bit as it began to feel a tad exaggerated.

Still, a fantastic read!

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