My review of Two Sisters by Kerry Wilkinson.
Two Sisters… Don’t you just simply LOVE IT when you read a 5-star book by an author you’ve never read before? THEN, to find out they have a bunch more books to read?? swoon
Megan and Chloe.
These are the two sisters… After receiving a post card signed “Z”, 20 year old Megan decides to take her almost 17 year old sister Chloe to their coastal family cabin. Could “Z” be their brother Zac? He disappeared 10 years ago – or so their parents told them.
The two sisters haven’t been to the cabin since their parents told them that Zac disappeared.
“She’s one broomstick short of a pantomime role”. – Megan
That pretty much sums up the village of Whitecliff’s people. Characters, all of them. Some good, some bad, but nearly all hiding secrets.
Someone brought the two sisters here. And someone clearly wants them gone.
“GO HOME” – Stepping Stone
They left a “GO HOME” chalk sign on their stepping stone. They threw a bring through the window… and more… all kinds of stuff that would send me home crying relatively quickly.
But these villagers know something. Something about Zac. And they won’t share. Chloe wants to go home and Megan wants to find out what they are hiding.
My thoughts on Two Sisters.
So, if you are into twisty books, then Two Sisters is a winner. I make this statement a lot:
Every time I thought I knew where it was going, it all changed.
And one of the best indicators of a good book for me is when I gasp and say
Yes, I did that at least twice.
Also, Kerry Wilkinson did an excellent job of creating a village that was dark, secretive, and creepy. From the dark, dank caves, to the crashing waters against the bases of the dangerous, foreboding cliffs… It was sufficiently dark and creepy.
The cover of the book is an excellent visual depiction of what I imagined Whitecliff to look and feel like.
I also really enjoyed the connection that Megan made with Vee. Most books that I read bring together a man and a woman in a romantic relationship. But not two sisters. In two sisters, Megan developed a very close, “bestie” style relationship with Vee. They both have inner demons and their true bond developed when they encountered a very dangerous, scary situation together. I enjoyed watching their friendship develop.
In the author’s note at the end of the book, Mr. Wilkinson made reference to the old adage “write what you know” and how it lacks adventure and lends itself to writing the same story over and over. I agree, and he did an excellent job of exploring relationships, friendships, inner demons and crazy people.
Now, I am so excited to read more!
Here are a few other quotes I particularly enjoyed.
It’s hard not to wonder whether we’ve accidentally stumbled across some sort of breeding factory for models.
Mother looked at her as if she’d told everyone she was pregnant, gay, or dating an Indian guy. It could have only been worse if she’d said she was pregnant by a gay Indian guy.
Thank you for such an enjoyable read.