My Sister and Other Liars – by Ruth Dugdall
Why I read: My Amazon Prime Kindle First read for April. This looked great for travel reading, a psychological thriller with twists to keep me entertained.
Book 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.”
An intriguing mystery and psychological thriller filled with a sad and disturbing tale. Sam is a young women on a mental health unit for eating disorders. As part of her therapy for anorexia she starts to recall her past that led her there. The book tackles difficult subjects and traumas Sam and her family have endured so is not an easy read. But there is plenty to keep you gripped and wondering to the very end. It is a book of twists and darkness that makes uncomfortable reading but still a book you can’t put down.
I’d recommend to people who enjoy mystery and female/family based psychological thrillers.