Monday, January 20, 2014
THE GOOD SISTER (WENDY CORSI STABU)
THE GOOD SISTER (WENDY CORSI STAUB)
HarperCollins|Sept. 9, 2013|Mass Market Paperbound|ISBN: 978-0-06-222237-4
In New York Times bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub's electrifying new thriller, a mother races to save her daughter before her darkest nightmare comes true.
Sacred Sisters Catholic girl's school has hardly changed since Jen Archer was a student. Jen hoped her older daughter would thrive here. Instead, shy, studious, Carley becomes the target of vicious bullies. But the real danger at Sacred Sisters goes much deeper.
The only person Carley can talk to is "Angel", a kindred spirit she met online. Carley tells Angel everything - about her younger sister, about school, about the sudden death of her former best friend. Angel is her lifeline. And Angel is closer than she knows.
When another schoolgirl is found dead, Jen's unease grows. There are too many coincidences, too many links to her past. Every instinct tels her that Carley is the next target. For someone is intent on punishing the guilty, teaching the ultimate lesson in how to fear...and how to die.
Jennifer Archer had been a student at Sacred Sisters Catholic girl's school when she was a teenager. Now married to, Thad and with two teenage daughters of her own, she hoped at least one of them would attend the same school.
Carley, was a shy, studious student whom Jen thought for sure would thrive and flourish and do well at Sacred Sisters. However, that was not the case at all. Carley found herself a victim of vicious bullying and taunts that hurt her deeply. She spoke to the Guidance Counsellor who talked her out of leaving Sacred Sisters for another school and instead told her to suck it up and hold her head up high and not to give into the bullies, and run tail tucked between her legs.
Emma, Carley's younger sister attended a different high school where she flourished and had lots of friends but Carley couldn't talk to her about anything because they didn't get along. Emma was outgoing, happy, and openly opinionated and Carley was the complete opposite.
Then, Carley found "Angel", a kind and understanding girl from California she met online. Carley ends up telling Angel everything from her sister to her family to her school problems to the suicide of her former best friend. To Carley, Angel is her lifeline but Angels is a lot closer than she realizes.
Suddenly, a second female student is found dead from suicide and Carley's Mom, Jen fears there are just too many coincidences and too many links to her past. Every thing inside her tells her that Carley is the next target and oh how right she is, for someone is intent on punishing the guilty, teaching the ultimate lesson in how to fear...and how to die.
THE GOOD SISTER was a definite page-turner with mystery, suspense and thrills at every turn of the page. As usual, Ms. Staub does not disappoint. I have read every single book she has ever written and have never been let down nor disappointed in any of her writing. Way to go, Wendy! Another finely crafted suspense/thriller that kept me at the edge-of-my-seat!