Blood Sisters by Jane Corry

Synopsis: Three little girls. One accident. A lifetime of lies. From the bestselling author of My Husband’s Wife.

Three little girls set off to school one sunny morning. Within an hour, one of them is dead.

Fifteen years later, Kitty can’t speak and has no memory of the accident that’s to blame. She lives in an institution, unlikely ever to leave. But that doesn’t keep her from being frightened when she encounters an eerily familiar face.

Art teacher Alison looks fine on the surface. But the surface is a lie. She’s struggling to make ends meet and to forget the past. When a teaching job at a prison opens up, she takes it, despite her fears. Maybe this is her chance to set things right. Then she starts to receive alarming notes; next, her classroom erupts in violence.

Meanwhile, someone is watching both Kitty and Alison. Someone who never forgot what happened that day. Someone who wants revenge. And only another life will do. . .

Review: I didn’t know the author, but I must admit that this synopsis was quite intriguing. And since I’m always looking for good thrillers, I was curious to get into “Blood Sisters”.

From the beginning of the novel, we follow two characters alternately: Kitty and Alison. We don’t really see the connection between these two women at first. Alison is a young woman, an artist who will find herself working in a prison. Kitty lives in a specialized institute for people with mental problems. She can’t talk out loud and she’s not the girl she used to be, but she talks in her head and tries to make herself understood by others in other ways. But here they are, their lives are linked, much more than we think, and they both hide secrets that no one knows except for them. But Kitty can’t talk anyway.

I found this novel interesting and very well done. When you think you know the truth about what is happening or what has happened, you realize that you had it all wrong. Lies are so easy to tell, and the truth can be fixed, yet it always comes out, even if it is sometimes too late.

Alison is a complex character who is not easy to identify, but she is also touching and I really enjoyed discovering her story.

15 thoughts on “Blood Sisters by Jane Corry

  1. Oh my goodness, how stark is that cover. That title and those two coats hanging like that conjure up all kinds of thoughts. I’m glad that despite your not identifying with all of the characters that you enjoyed this enough.

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