My Perfect Sister by Penny Batchelor

My Perfect Sister by Penny BatchelorMy Perfect Sister by Penny Batchelor


A missing sister – A bedroom kept as a shrine – A dark family secretWhen Annie returns to care for her estranged mother, she’s faced with the ghosts from her past.Long-held secrets surrounding her sister Gemma’s disappearance in 1989 remain buried in her childhood house. Does a faded photograph in her sister’s old room hold the key to the past?Desperate for clues, she delves deeper in search of the truth. But is it safer to be kept in the dark? Annie is about to find out…

My Review

We all can get hung up on the past, especially when something horrific happens to a loved one. When Annie finds a clue that could bring her peace surrounding her’s sister’s mystery, it’s imperative that she seek out answers, but what if she finds something she never thought possible?

A quick read that I felt was a nod to Gillian Flynn’s famous stories like Sharp Objects. I also love a book that’s surprises and this did not disappoint! Annie’s character was well thought out, defined and totally likable throughout, plus the dynamic kept me glued to the pages.

Get surprised, involved in mystery and take a journey with Annie to find out what happened to her sister! Penny is one to watch! This being her first novel, I know she’s got more incredible stories to share!

Thank you Netgalley, RedDoor Press and Penny for the ARC!

About Penny Batchelor

Penny Batchelor is an alumna of the Faber Academy online ‘Writing a Novel’ course.

She is a freelance journalist, a former BBC content producer and website editor for various educational institutions, and lives in Warwickshire with her husband. 

Her journalism has appeared in numerous publications including The KnitterVintage LifeMollie MakesTravel AfricaThe Simple Things and Pretty Nostalgic magazines; and BBC Ouch!, money, and The University of Warwick’s Knowledge Centre websites. 

She is the editor of her award-winning knitting blog A Woolly Yarn, which is now solely social-media based on Facebook and Instagram.

My Perfect Sister is her first novel and she is currently writing a second.

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