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The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth

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Book Summary

There’s only been one time that Rose couldn’t stop me from doing the wrong thing and that was a mistake that will haunt me for the rest of my life.

Fern Castle works in her local library. She has dinner with her twin sister Rose three nights a week. And she avoids crowds, bright lights and loud noises as much as possible. Fern has a carefully structured life and disrupting her routine can be…dangerous.

When Rose discovers that she cannot get pregnant, Fern sees her chance to pay her sister back for everything Rose has done for her. Fern can have a baby for Rose. She just needs to find a father. Simple.

Fern’s mission will shake the foundations of the life she has carefully built for herself and stir up dark secrets from the past, in this quirky, rich and shocking story of what families keep hidden.


Condition: New

Hardcover, Published April 13, 2021 by St. Martin’s Press

ISBN: 9781250120953


3 reviews for The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth

  1. Amy (verified owner)

    This was my first book from Sally Hepworth and I’m already looking forward to reading more! Her writing style is addicting and I loved the characters, either genuinely or loved to hate. Fern is honestly one of my favorite book characters ever! She is just amazing! The story alternates between Fern and her twin sister, Rose’s points of view, including some childhood flash backs. The story kept my attention throughout the whole book but I do feel the ending was a little abrupt. Still, a really good book with a solid 4 stars from me!

  2. KC

    This was such a great surprise!

    I will be honest that I wasn’t expecting to love this one as much as I did. I had seen plenty of great reviews, but I still wasn’t sold on this one. I’m really happy to say I was wrong. I loved this one!

    I finished in 24 hours over a really busy stressful Monday. I hardly ever finish a book during the week in 24 hours that’s how much I loved it. I was able to pretty much figure this one out, but it didn’t detract from my love of this one. If you loved Eleanor Ophliant I am fairly confident that you will enjoy this one too.

  3. Chandra

    I had the pleasure to meet Hepworth at a group lunch a couple of years ago and she is just the absolute sweetest. Who knew that under that all the niceness laid the creator of such a crazy family story. Yes yes yes – come along and meet twins, Rose and Fern whose only commonality seems to be their bloodline.

    Hepworth takes us back and forth in timelines as we get a glimpse of their harrowing childhood where they ended up in the foster care system after their mother dies. We know straight off that an awful death occurred when they were kids and that Fern is at fault and Rose has, and will always, protect her sister. Fern follows along with Rose’s influence because she really need some help as she gets overwhelmed with sensory overload at times. And how does she want to repay Rose? By having the baby that she couldn’t. Nothing could possibly go wrong here… right? 😉

    It’s infuriating when you start to see some dynamics coming to light – I truly wanted to drop kick one particular character. Hepworth gives us very layered characters – even the ones I wanted to hate, I still felt for. Just how much can ANY of them take before something blows? The journey we are taken on starts off very suspenseful and foreboding and then launches into a PHEW but WHAT drama llama ding dong that I couldn’t help but love every minute of. Personally, I felt this to be a very predictable read BUT I was here for every page to see how it was all going to play out. Even though I knew it was coming, my eyes still widened with realization along with some of the characters.

    I am snagging the other Hepworth books I have on my shelves and upping them on my tbr – I absolutely love her writing style and can see why people rave about her books. I also really enjoyed the narrator. Props all around for this read – would definitely recommend.
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