The Stolen Sisters by Louise Jensen is a fabulous compulsive contemporary psychological thriller that I just could not put down.
Louise Jensen lures the reader into the story from the start as we immediately feel sympathy for the characters. We begin asking questions as to what has happened to damage these young adults beyond repair.
The story is told from several alternating points of view. It is set ‘then’ and ‘now.’ Pieces of the puzzle are revealed bit by bit. There were times that were truly horrifying as my skin crawled while my heart broke for the three young sisters. I wanted to gather them up and wrap them in love.
There were moments when I literally gasped out loud. The action was definitely creepy at times as I had goose bumps.
Secrets are a terrible burden to bear. It seems like everyone is carrying a secret and with it, a burden of guilt. “Guilt is corrosive. It eats away from the inside out.” We need to find a way to release the pain and to live in freedom but freedom is not always what we imagine it to be.
What clearly shines out from the pages is the love and the unbreakable bond of the three sisters. It is a love that desires to fiercely protect.
Bodies broken by events, consumed by guilt and held together by love cannot move past the traumatic event. The past has far reaching fingers. “We still blame ourselves.”
The Stolen Sisters was a powerful novel. There were scenes that disturbed juxtaposed with a fierce love. Louise Jensen is a masterful author of the psychological thriller. I always love her books.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.