By Jessica Knoll
Rating: 3/5 Stairs
Expected Publication: 15 May 2018
The Favorite Sister is definitely more of a character-driven thriller than an action-packed thriller. We know from the first chapter that Brett has been killed, and a reality show is covering the truth up. The question is – who killed her, and what really happened?
Brett, Steph, Jen, Lauren, and Kelly are this season’s stars of the reality TV show Goal Diggers. Brett, Steph, and Jen have been on the show from the start, have seen several Goal Diggers exit (and their lives plummet post-show), and each are worried about losing their place on the series. Let the backstabbing commence.
The narrative alternates from Brett and Steph’s perspectives leading up to the incident, with a post-death perspective from Brett’s sister Kelly at the end of the sections. The further you read, the more you realize that each of these women have lied to get where they are, and will do almost anything to protect the new reality they have built for themselves.
If you want a book where you fall in love with the characters, this book probably isn’t for you. I found them all unlikeable (except Kelly’s daughter) by the end.
If you enjoy character-driven stories, stories with twists, or reality TV, you will enjoy this book. Just like reality TV, The Favorite Sister will be a guilty pleasure for you to read this summer. Add it to your books-to-read-at-the-pool bag.
Many thanks to NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.