Two Sisters – Kerry Wilkinson

28 June 2017
Two Sisters Book Cover Two Sisters
Kerry Wilkinson
Fiction
Bookouture
23 June 2017
ebook
350

They told us he had been missing for nearly two days, that he probably drowned. They told us a lie.

Megan was ten years old when her older brother, Zac, went missing among the cliffs, caves and beaches that surround the small seaside town of Whitecliff.

A decade later and a car crash has claimed the lives of her parents.

Megan and her younger sister Chloe return to Whitecliff one summer for the first time since their brother’s disappearance. Megan says it’s to get her parents’ affairs in order. There are boxes to pack, junk to clear, a rundown cottage to sell. But that’s not the real reason.

Megan has come to confront her family’s past after receiving a postcard on the day of her parents’ funeral. It had a photograph of Whitecliff on the front and a single letter on the back.

‘Z’ is all it read.

Z for Zac

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

WHAT???

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.

two sisters kerry wilkinson

The cover of the book is an excellent visual depiction of what I imagined Whitecliff to look and feel like.

Besties Forevsies.

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.

Lastly…

Thank you for such an enjoyable read.

 

 

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