The Sisters: A gripping psychological suspense

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’Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train’ Marie Claire

From the author of Sunday Times bestseller, Local Girl Missing

One lied. One died.

When one sister dies, the other must go to desperate lengths to survive

After a tragic accident, still haunted by her twin sister’s death, Abi is making a fresh start in Bath. But when she meets siblings Bea and Ben, she is quickly drawn into their privileged and unsettling circle.

When one sister lies, she must protect her secret at all costs

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?

When the truth outs, will either sister survive?

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About the author

Claire Douglas has worked as a journalist for fifteen years writing features for women's magazines and national newspapers, but she's dreamed of being a novelist since the age of seven. She finally got her wish after winning the Marie Claire Debut Novel Award, with her first novel, THE SISTERS. She lives in Bath with her husband and two children.

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Aug 13, 2015
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Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Family Life
Fiction / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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Journaliste freelance, Abi Cavendish a fait une tentative de suicide et un séjour en hôpital psychiatrique après la mort de sa soeur jumelle dix-huit mois plus tôt. Fragilisée par cette disparition dont elle se sent responsable, elle tombe sous l’emprise de Beatrice, une inconnue au charme fascinant chez laquelle elle emménage. Beatrice Price est quant à elle la soeur jumelle de Ben. A la mort de ses parents adoptifs, elle a acheté un hôtel particulier à Bath, où elle vit avec Ben, et s’est lancée dans la création de bijoux. Ben, dont elle n’a découvert l’existence qu’à 19 ans, souffre de problèmes psychologiques...
Entre les membres de ce trio se nouent des liens de fascination, de désir et de répulsion, entretenus par les secrets les plus noirs...

Thème romanesque par excellence, la gémellité est ici abordée sous un angle inédit : Les jumelles est un suspense qui prend des risques en n’hésitant pas à montrer les aspects plus sombres de cette relation. Plus que la traditionnelle contradiction entre besoin d’indépendance et désir de fusion, le roman aborde le sujet d’une dépendance extrême.

A propos de l’auteur :
Pendant quinze ans, Claire Douglas a été journaliste pour la presse féminine et des quotidiens nationaux. Mais c’est à une carrière d’écrivain qu’elle se destine depuis toujours. Une ambition qui se concrétise lorsqu’elle remporte, avec Les jumelles, le concours du premier roman organisé par Marie Claire UK. Claire Douglas vit à Bath, en Angleterre.

Traduit de l’anglais par Florence Guillemat Szarvas

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But she can’t hide…

Libby and her husband Jamie can’t believe their good fortune when they arrive at the Heywood’s isolated seaside estate with its panoramic views—and just in exchange for their drab two-bedroom apartment. How generous of the Heywoods! Yet how odd. Libby almost feels guilty until the home yields disquieting surprises: a fortune in hidden surveillance equipment, a stranger in the garden who watches them, and the make-shift operating room in the basement…

Because someone knows her secret…

When Jamie falls dangerously ill, all Libby wants is to return to their comfortably imperfect lives. But it’s already too late. Libby has just discovered the Heywoods’ biggest secret. And when it appears that even Jamie is hiding something from her, Libby’s paranoia gets the best of her. It should. For she has buried secrets of her own. As the past comes crawling out of the darkness, Libby fears she’s walked into an elaborate trap. But who has set it? What do they want of her? And what is she willing to risk to make it out alive…?




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