The Stepsister #BookReview #JennyO’Brien

Written by Jenny O’Brien




She should never have let her go. That was her first mistake. She trusted him. That was her second…

When a stranger leaves stepsisters, Victoria and Ness, a half-share in a house in Holland, they think it must be a mistake.
But there’s no mistake when Ness goes missing.

Desperate for the truth, Victoria travels from Guernsey to Holland to find out what’s happened to her. Has she, as her texts show, embarked on a whirlwind romance? Has someone abducted her or even worse?

What she doesn’t know is there’s someone watching, and that person wants her dead.
Can Victoria find out the truth before it’s too late?




The stepsister cover




An Absolutely Superb Read!   5 stars


What a read! Nothing is what it first seems and the ending?  Wow! Smoke and mirrors springs to mind . . .

Stepsisters Victoria and Ness get the unexpected news that they have inherited a house in Holland – and by someone unknown to them. Ness heads off to to visit that country, with the aim of putting the house on the market. Victoria doesn’t really want anything to do with it, but when Ness goes missing she finds herself following on – whether she wants to or not…

I’ve read this author’s work before, but it did not prepare me for this excellently plotted novel – I didn’t see it coming and to be honest, knowing what I know now, I still don’t think I’d have worked it out! An absolutely superb read; a gripping thriller and one I’m very happy to recommend. It’s unique to me and I suspect it will be to you too!

My thanks to the author for bringing my attention to her latest novel. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.


Tags: thriller
  • Format: eBook
  • Print Length: 345 pages
  • Publication Date: 29 October 2018
  • Purchase Links: kindle




Meet the Author



Jenny O’Brien was born in Ireland and, after a brief sojourn in Wales, now resides in Guernsey.
She’s an avid reader and book reviewer for NetGalley in addition to being a 2016/2017 RoNA judge.
She writes for both children and adults with a new book coming out every six months or so. She’s also an avid collector of cats, broken laptops, dust and happy endings – two of which you’ll always find in her books.
In her spare time she can be found frowning at her wonky cakes and even wonkier breads. You’ll be pleased to note she won’t be entering Bake-Off.

Readers can find out more about Jenny, her books and all of her social media links from her website.

Books in series reading order, although each is stand-alone:-

Ideal Girl
Girl Descending
Unhappy Ever After Girl

Englishman in Blackpool (Free short story)
Englishwoman in Paris
Englishwoman in Scotland
Englishwoman in Manhattan
Englishwoman at Christmas

Short stories
Dunkirk, Rescuing Robert
Framed, 10 Lords a Leaping

For children (7-13 years)
Boy Brainy (Free)
Granny’s Gone AWOL in Guernsey


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