Saturday, 25 July 2015

My Sister's Secret by Tracy Buchanan

Everything you're built your life on is a lie.
Willow’s memories of her parents are sun-drenched and full of smiles, love and laughter. But a mysterious invitation to a photographic exhibition exposes a secret that’s been buried since a tragic accident years ago.
Willow is forced to question everything she knew about Charity, her late mother, and Hope, the aunt she’s lived with since she was a child.
How was the enigmatic photographer connected to Willow’s parents? Why will Hope not break her silence?
Willow cannot move forward in her life without answers. But who can she really trust? Because no one has been telling the truth for a very long time.

I'm delighted to be a stop on the Avon blog tour for Tracy Buchanan's new book, My Sister's Secret,  If you haven't read her first book,The Altas of Us then you are missing a great story. I have been waiting for this one and it didn't disappoint.
The story begins in 1977  with three sisters,Faith,Hope and Charity. We hear of their dreams for the future,of finding submerged forests around the world and diving down to explore them. Faith is the one who has this dream but her sisters agree they will go with her too. 
Quickly we are introduced to Willow in present day. She is Charity's daughter. Her parents have died in a tragic accident and her Aunt Hope has taken care of her. Willow wants to dive to the submerged forests in memory of her mother.
The book jumps back and forward from Willow's present day story to the story of the three sisters. Full of secrets and intrigue but Willow is determined to find out the truth about her parents. Aunt Hope seems distant and not much help but what is she not telling Willow? 
There's not much more I can tell you of this story without giving away spoilers. There are twists and turns in every chapter. 
I found it sad reading about Charity while knowing she loses her life,it really tugged at my heartstrings. 
We learn about this in the first chapter so I'm not giving anything away. I liked all the characters in the book apart from Dan and his manipulative wife Lana but the author made sure she gets her just desserts.
An enjoyable book and quite the page turner. Tracy Buchanan is fast becoming a favourite of mine and I'm already looking forward to her next offering. 
At the time of writing this My Sister's Secret is 99p for kindle download but please check in case it's changed.


  1. Sounds like quite a recommendation, Anne! I'll have to check out Tracy's books when I've got through my current reading list!

  2. Sounds great, I got this through the post yesterday, can't wait to read it.



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