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Blood SistersBlood Sisters by Jane Corry

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I read Blood Sisters with seven of my Traveling Sisters and we were split into two different coulees. Overall we all enjoyed this story and started off curious and intrigued. In the end, some of us were left lost in the dense, green and weedy lush coulee and some of us ended up lost in the shallow dry coulee looking for water.

Blood Sisters is a suspenseful light yet dark at times domestic thriller that explores a deadly secret shared by two very different women. Alison who is trapped by guilt and remembers the secret and Kitty unable to speak from brain damage who doesn’t remember.

Jane Corry does a good job creating an interesting character here with Kitty and drawing us into her thoughts and we loved her wicked sense of humor that brought a lighter feel to the story. It was really hard to like Kitty but we enjoyed her POV most. We mostly hear from unreliable and not so likable Alison. We get a glimpse into their past as we learn more secrets and family deceit leaving some of us turning the pages as fast as we can and others content to just take in the sun in the coulee. As we see the stories start to weave together and the secrets start to reveal themselves some of us were shocked and engrossed right to the end in the dense green lush coulee while others were fighting the urge to roll on out of the coulee thinking things were just a little too neat and tidy in the overgrown and weedy coulee and were left in the dry coulee.

Published: January 30, 2018

Thank you so much to Edelweiss, Penguin Books, and Jane Corry for the opportunity to read an advanced copy of this book in exchange for a review!


Norma’s Review

BLOOD SISTERS by JANE CORRY is a gripping, surprising, complex, and a suspenseful psychological thriller novel that had me totally engaged, entertained, and interested throughout the whole book.

The book starts out with a few situations that seem a little too coincidental and had me questioning where this story was going but as I continued to read and things became a little more clear it was absolutely unputdownable.  This turned out to be so much more than what first appears as just another predictable thriller.

JANE CORRY delivers a unique story here that is well-written, clever, and well executed with well-developed and interesting characters.  JANE CORRY does such a wonderful job with the portrayal of Kitty’s character even though she wasn’t all that likeable we definitely got a firsthand look into the psyche of this very interesting character.

To sum it all up it was an engrossing, interesting, fast-paced, and an enjoyable read with a few surprising twists and turns and an absolutely wonderful ending. Would recommend!

Published: January 30, 2018

Thank you so much to my fellow Traveling Sisters for another wonderful reading experience!

Thank you so much to Edelweiss, Penguin Books, and Jane Corry for the opportunity to read an advanced copy of this book in exchange for a review!

In addition to receiving an ARC from Edelweiss I also won myself a copy of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway.


Kaceey’s Review


That unexplainable, special bond between sisters that no one or nothing can break! But what if it was never there to begin with?

Alison lives in London. Not so much living really but merely existing as she’s always looking over her shoulder, waiting for the past to catch up to her. Her guilt is all-consuming. Is it survivor’s guilt? Or something else entirely?

Kitty is living in a group home with full 24 hour care. Bound to a wheelchair, and dependent on others for her care. She’s able to communicate within her brain, but all the messages frustratingly get scrambled as they make their way out. Thus, only babbling of language and beautiful humming can be heard.

Told from both Alison and Kitty’s POV in current and past timelines. Inevitably, deeply buried secrets from the past begin to unfold. Can the sisters move forward and put their lives back together before it’s too late?

Jane Corry has delivered a highly suspenseful novel that will keep you intrigued and guessing right to the end. Some of the big reveals I saw coming. (The cost of being a voracious reader!) But others were very much a surprise. Did I leave this book fully satisfied? Almost. I really was looking for a bit more focus as to the reason behind the big secrets. That said, I would still recommend! Already looking forward to Jane Corry’s next release The Dead Ex.

A traveling sister read about sisters!  What could be better!

Thank you to Edelweiss for an ARC to review.


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