Saturday 11 November 2017

Bad Sister by Sam Carrington @sam_carrington1 @AvonBooksUK #BlogTour #BadSister

When flames rip through their family home, only teenager Stephanie and her younger brother escape unhurt. Brett always liked to play with fire, but now their dad is dead and someone has to pay the price.
Psychologist Connie Summers wants to help Stephanie rebuild her life. She has a new name, a young son and everything to live for. But when Stephanie receives a letter from someone she’d hoped would never find her, Connie is forced to question what really happened that night. But some truths are better left alone . . .
Gripping, tense and impossible to put down, Bad Sister will have fans of Sue Fortin, B A Paris and Linda Green hooked till the final page.

Bad Sister by Sam Carrington is published in paperback on 14 December 2017 by Avon Books and is already available as an ebook.  Bad Sister is the author's second novel, I read and reviewed her first book, Saving Sophie here on Random Things in August last year.

Bad Sister is another thrilling, fast-paced story from this exciting new author. Told in three female voices this is a novel that is packed with lies and secrets which are deliciously and devilishly revealed with some very clever writing.

Stephanie is a young mother who fears for her life. Uprooted and far away from her family and friends, she's struggling with her new identity, and her past. Her sessions with her psychologist Connie Summers are detailed and eye-opening and it soon becomes clear that these two women have far more in common that one would assume. Connie too is running from her past, a past that continues to haunt her and that she fears she will never shake off.

The reader also hears the voice of DI Lyndsey Wade, the investigating police officer, along with a dark and menacing anonymous voice whose narrative is littered throughout the story.

There's a complexity to the structure of this novel that does take a while to settle into. However, Sam Carrington's skilful writing flows so well and each part of the story aligns so well with the next, and the previous that the reader soon becomes comfortable with the format.

I could talk about the story, and how the author cleverly explores the dynamics of close family relationships. I could talk about how the unexpected twists in the tale really do take the reader by surprise and how each character's voice is perfectly formed and entirely believable.  I could, but instead, I'd urge anyone who loves an intelligently thought out story populated by characters who leap from the pages, with a bit of darkness and a lot of suspense, to just go out and buy it, read it and enjoy!

Sam Carrington lives in Devon with her husband and three children.
She worked for the NHS for fifteen years, during which time she qualified as a nurse.
Following the completion of a psychology degree she went to work for the prison service as an Offending Behaviour Programme Facilitator.
Her experiences within this field inspired her writing.
She left the service to spend time with her family and to follow her dream of being a novelist. SAVING SOPHIE, her debut psychological thriller, published in September 2016.
It became a Kindle eBook bestseller, with the paperback hitting The Bookseller Heatseeker chart at #8.
Sam was named an Amazon Rising Star of 2016.
Her next psychological thriller, BAD SISTER, publishes in October 2017 in ebook and December in paperback.

Find out more at
Follow her on Twitter @sam_carrington1

1 comment:

  1. I was totally thrilled you were on the BAD SISTER tour, Anne - and now even more thrilled with your review! Thank you! Sam x