Book Review: The Sisters by Claire Douglas

“One lied. One died.”

Pulished in 2015, The Sisters by Claire Douglas follows twin sister, Abo, who is haunted by her twin’s death. When one sister dies, the other must go to desperate lengths to survive. So Abi decides to make a fresh start in Bath. But when she meets twins Bea and Ben, she is quickly drawn into their privileged and unsettling circle.

As Abi tries to keep up with the demands of her fickle friends, strange things start to happen – precious letters go missing and threatening messages are left in her room. Is this the work of the beautiful and capricious Bea? Or is Abi willing to go to any lengths to get attention?


As a debut, The Sisters showed a lot of Claire Douglas’ brilliant potential, who is now one of my favourite thriller authors. The idea is brilliant, the tension constantly feels unnerving, and the mystery definitely kept me guessing. And that end? Talk about dark!

Fortunately, there’s also a lot that Douglas has improved on since this book, as her characters are quite annoying here and there is a little too much focus on trying to keep the reader on their toes with her distractions.

There are definitely more good points than bad, but this certainly isn’t Claire Douglas’ best. However, I’m pleased to say that Douglas has definitely worked out her thriller trope kinks over the years, and she’s still a go-to author for me!

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