Title: The Good Sister
Author: Jamie Kain
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publish Date: December 8, 2015
What's the Story?:
From Goodreads.com: "The Kinsey sisters live
in an unconventional world. Their parents are former flower-children who
still don't believe in rules. Their small, Northern California town is
filled with free spirits and damaged souls seeking refuge from the real
world. Without the anchor of authority, the three girls are adrift and
have only each other to rely on.
Rachel is wild. Asha is lost.
Sarah, the good sister, is the glue that holds them together. But the
forces of a mysterious fate have taken Sarah's life in a sudden and
puzzling accident, sending her already fractured family into a tailspin
of grief and confusion. Asha has questions. Rachel has secrets. And
Sarah, waking up in the afterlife, must piece together how she got
My Two Cents:
"The Good Sister" is the
story of three sisters who are all adrift. Sarah is dead, which has left
Asha and Rachel searching for answers. This is the story of the
sisterly bond, a bond like none other, and family secrets. Some secrets
bring people closer together, others have the uncanny ability to
instantly tear them apart.
I love stories about sisters. Having
two of my own, I am drawn to books that explore that bond. The
relationship between the three sisters in this book is so wrought with
complication that it took me awhile to get into what was going on
between the sisters. Add to that, Sarah is speaking from beyond the
grave, which added another layer of complication to the story. There is a
lot going on here which held me away from the core of the story for the
beginning of the book. Eventually, I began to feel more invested as the
mystery of Sarah's death was unraveled.
The writing of the book
is what kept me reading. I really liked the way that the author was
able to create a different voice for each sister. It added a lot of
interest to the story line to see how they were each processing things
differently. While the story line was not my favorite, I did enjoy the
author's writing a lot and look forward to reading more!