BLOOD SISTERS by Jane Corry

BLOOD SISTERS

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Fifteen years ago, a car smashed into three schoolgirls, leaving Alison Baker to walk away but Kitty James—Alison’s half sister—severely brain damaged and Kitty’s best friend dead. Now someone seems to know that Alison was not an innocent bystander.

After that fateful accident, Alison dropped her plans to study history and instead pursued art, once Kitty’s passion. Riddled with guilt, she’s kept to herself, quietly teaching at the local college and secretly cutting herself when the emotions threaten to overwhelm her. She had given up dating, too, until the handsome yet enigmatic Clive Black showed up in her class. Kitty has been shunted into a care facility that can barely cope with her violent tantrums, triggered by her limited memory, lack of speech, and inexplicable aversion to her father’s visits. All lies quietly simmering until Alison spots an advertisement for an artist-in-residence position at the local low security prison. She certainly needs the money, but something else pushes her to take the job, and soon she finds herself surrounded by men whose past crimes she tries to ignore. But someone begins calling her and leaving her notes, threatening to punish her for her sins. Who could know? Although she confides in Clive about the calls, he’s rarely around to protect her given that his job takes him away so often. Meanwhile, Kitty has found a boyfriend; his parents want her to try a new technology that might speak her thoughts for her. As events at the prison escalate, threatening Alison’s physical safety, Kitty’s memories begin to surface, and both sisters fear exposure. Corry (My Husband’s Wife, 2017) ratchets up the tension, systematically unveiling further crimes and hidden agendas with each turn of the screw.

Everyone has a secret to hide in this twisty mystery.

Pub Date: Jan. 30th, 2018
ISBN: 978-0-525-52218-8
Page count: 352pp
Publisher: Pamela Dorman/Viking
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15th, 2017




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