My Sister Michelle Adams

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My name is Irini. I was given away.

My name is Elle. I was kept.

All her life Irini thought she was given away because her family didn’t want her. What if the truth is something worse?

Two sisters. Two separate lives.

One family bound by a harrowing secret.

 

Phew!!

What an incredible story this is.

Irini was ‘given away’ as a child to her aunt and uncle, both of whom seem to cast her aside in all things family.  With a disability and her inability to fit in, she struggles socially growing up and she sees an opportunity to find answers when her mother dies and she is called to the family home by her sister Elle.

My Sister is a thrilling read. For me it was a ‘one sit read’ and I was absolutely hooked from the start.

Michell Adams debut is a powerful, tragic and psychotic tale. It is disturbing, sad and quite harrowing.  It is also a tale that makes one wonder with whom they feel the most sorrow for.

All the characters have a deep rooted despair about them, and the relationship between the two sisters is raw, challenging and at times, dare I say, tender in an odd meeting of minds kind of way,

All through the novel I had a feeling about Irini, and boy, the way this brilliantly plotted novel weaves is amazing.

My Sister is the most unsettling book I have ever read.  It’s exploration of family, and the ties that bind are second to none. Some of the topics are uncomfortable to read but this is tale worth reading.

An exceptional story that makes you shudder.

5*/5

 

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