My Sisters’ Lies By S.D. Robertson
‘My Sisters’ Lies’ is the latest book by S.D. Robertson.
For a decade, Hannah’s life has been pretty close to perfect – she has a great job, she’s married to Mark, and her child-free existence means she’s free as a bird. The only sadness in her life is a fall-out with her sister Diane, who hasn’t spoken to her in over ten years. But now Diane is on her doorstep – and this time, she’s got her teenage daughter Mia in tow. When Diane asks if Mia can stay with Hannah and Mark for a few days, Hannah is glad of the chance to get to know her niece. But as the days turn into weeks and Diane doesn’t return, Hannah begins to worry. Why hasn’t her sister been in touch? Diane is carrying a devastating secret that will destroy Hannah’s carefully constructed life. But how much is she willing to reveal – and when will she pick her moment?
When it comes to books by S.D Robertson, you are always that it’s going to be a heartbreaker and it wasn’t any different with his latest book about sisterhood and relationships.
In this story we meet sisters Hannah and Diane. They always had a volatile relationship, but after a particularly bad argument, the sisters haven’t spoken in ten years, until Diane turns up looking for a favour to look after her daughter Mia whilst she sorts some things. Hannah and her husband Mark have never had children and Hannah is trying to adjust to having a teenager in her life.
This story is a poignant tale that really tugs at the readers heartstrings. The story is written in past and present sequences and gives the reader an insight into the sisters turbulent relationship and how they have come to such a bitter standstill. Diane is an interesting character, that I sometimes found it quite hard to sympathise with. Granted, she has a terrible secret that is going to change everyones lives, but as a sister she was quite selfish and jealous of Hannah, who is a much warmer and relatable character. Scenes with Diane’s daughter, Mia also made for emotional reading as she questioned her mothers actions and became closer to the aunt she never knew.
The story is a tender and reflective one that really pulls the reader in and is quite the emotional roller coaster. An emotional story about the complexities of relationships and family secrets, ‘My Sisters’ Lies’ is a guaranteed heartbreaker of a book.
You can buy My Sister’s Lies from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.