Title: Little Sister
Author: Isabel Ashdown
Paperback Pub. Date: 7/27/2017
Genre: Psychological Suspense
A missing child. A broken mother. A sister who doesn’t remember a thing.
After sixteen years apart sisters Jessica and Emily are reunited. With the past now behind them, the warmth they once shared quickly returns and before long Jess has moved into Emily’s comfortable island home. Life couldn’t be better. But when baby Daisy disappears while in Jess’s care, the perfect life Emily has so carefully built starts to fall apart.
Was Emily right to trust her sister after everything that happened before?
My Review: 4.5/5
The book starts out so fast, it was a blow to my whole being. A baby is kidnapped, right from the parents’ home, while being watched by her aunt. The terror of it all! As a mother of two, I simply cannot begin to understand what it is like to have your child go missing. Soon, as the story unfolds, we learn so many secrets within this ‘close-knit’ family.
Emily is the mother of Daisy (the baby who was taken). She has an extremely hard time coping when her baby disappears. A once polished, confident woman, takes a huge spiral downward and turns to alcohol and prescription meds. Her life is out of control.
Jess is Emily’s younger sister, who was watching Daisy when she disappears. After being estranged for many years, the sisters are reunited at their mother’s funeral. While they seem close on the surface, their relationship is based on deceit, jealousy, and oh so many secrets.
This was a whirlwind of a book. It gripped me from the very beginning and didn’t let go until in the week hours of the morning. It had me guessing until the very end and kept me on pins and needles trying to figure out the mystery of Daisy’s disappearance. I have a sister and am very close to her. The animosity between Emily and Jess is so foreign to me.
This is a very well written book that will draw you in from the very beginning. As soon as I put it down, I couldn’t wait to pick it up and dive in again.
***Thank you to Netgalley and the Publisher for a copy of this book, in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.