The Better Sister

The Better Sister

A Novel

eBook - 2019
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Recommended by Barnes & Noble, Entertainment Weekly, Popsugar, Goodreads, CrimeReads, BookBubKeep your enemies close and your sister closer.Though Chloe was the younger of the two Taylor sisters, she always seemed to be the one in charge. She was the honor roll student with big dreams and an even bigger work ethic. Nicky—always restless and more than a little reckless—was the opposite of her ambitious little sister. She floated from job to job and man to man, and stayed close to home in Cleveland.For a while, it seemed that both sisters had found happiness. Chloe earned a scholarship to an Ivy League school and moved to New York City, where she landed a coveted publishing job. Nicky married promising young attorney Adam Macintosh and gave birth to a baby boy they named Ethan. The Taylor sisters became virtual strangers.Now, more than fifteen years later, their lives are drastically different—and Chloe is married to Adam. When he's murdered by an intruder at the couple's East Hampton beach house, Chloe reluctantly allows her teenage stepson's biological mother—her estranged sister, Nicky—back into her life. But when the police begin to treat Ethan as a suspect in his father's death, the two sisters are forced to unite . . . and to confront the truth behind family secrets they have tried to bury in the past.
Publisher: 2019
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. New York : HarperCollins e-books, 2019. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2860 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB)
ISBN: 9780062853356

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DonnaNay
Nov 07, 2019

standalone

JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Sep 16, 2019

Fans of the twisty mystery/domestic noir genre will be engaged by yet another novel full of twists and turns. This one has more court room drama than is typical.

DOMESTICAT Sep 03, 2019

Ugh. Alafair Burke is one of my favorite authors but she let me down with The Better Sister. None of the characters are likeable and the plot just makes no sense. I had to skip ahead instead of plodding through all the plot contortions.

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0007548100dmw
Aug 28, 2019

Interesting, mixed reviews by other readers. I feel the same way. Plot jumps around and Burke throws surprises that are a bit confusing. Basically a good read and good story but, abit jumbled.

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trickbag22
Aug 24, 2019

The story started out well. One sister ends up marrying her sisters husband and raising her nephew as her own. Sounds pretty good but the storyline begins to be contrived with convenient truths coming out to support a lame suspense murder who done it. Read if you havent anything better on your list

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NedSu
Aug 24, 2019

I very much enjoyed this latest work by Alifair Burks, she seems to get better with each new novel. In this novel, she takes initially unlikable characters and makes us care about them with all their flaws. At its heart, it is a mystery, solved in the final pages. She fearlessly introduces the #Me Too movement both as a plot device and as an insight into the flawed main character. She touches on flawed memories as she slowly unpeels layer after layer of the main character. She also addresses the cyber bullying movement. The pacing of this novel made for a quick page turning read. I am baffled by the negative reviews but am looking forward to her next work.

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SheilaBMcGinn
Aug 20, 2019

Don't waste your time. One of those books where you start skipping paragraphs and then whole pages and then realize it wasn't worth picking up in the first place.

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retiring_rep
Aug 10, 2019

Alafair Burke does not disappoint her readers. I liked this book for an interesting read that kept my interest to the end.

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Dorothea_1
Jul 31, 2019

How do some books get on the best seller list when they are so awful? Not well-written, terrible plot, no feelings of characters whatsoever. This not even deserve one star!

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2greyts
Jul 22, 2019

Feminism lives, but it also abets murder. Remorse at the type of deed, rather than the deed, is as shallow as one of the major players. It’s hard to like a book when you don’t like the characters and disagree with the blasé treatment of taking another’s life.

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