The Second Sister by Claire Kendal


An obsessive quest to solve the mystery of her older sister's disapperance

A decade ago, Ella Brooke’s older sister, Miranda, vanished without a trace. With every passing year, Ella has come to resemble more closely the sister she lost—the same dark hair, the same piercing blue eyes—and now she’s the same age Miranda was when she disappeared.

Ella has never let go of her sister. She can still feel Miranda’s presence, still hear her voice. She still talks to her. What holds Ella together is her love for her sister’s ten-year-old son and her work as a self-defense expert helping victims.

Ella is certain that Miranda was taken, and that one man is key to her disappearance: Jason Thorne. Ignoring warnings from the police and the disapproval of her parents, she seeks Thorne out. Ella will do whatever it takes to uncover the truth—no matter how dangerous…

Here's what #HCCFirstLook readers thought!

"I so enjoyed The Second Sister. It had many twists and turns, I could not put it down!! I can see an avenue for which a sequel could be written, and so hope that is the case - I would be first in line for it!!!" - Cynthia K. 


"While I have never read anything by Claire Kendal before reading The Second Sister, after I finished reading it I went straight to order her first bookThe Second Sister is fantastic. Twisted, creepy, eerie, and sometimes downright scary." - Maeghan T. Read her full review here.


"The Second Sister by Claire Kendal is truly riveting! I did not want the thrilling psychological suspense to end, but I could not put this book down until I finished reading all 467 pages5 ⭐️️" - Kathleen D.


"I enjoyed that Ella, our protagonist, trains other survivors of violence how to fight back. She may be suffering but she is not weak" - Danielle L. Read her full review here.


"With every clue to her sisters disappearance I want to know more. This was truly a mystery. I usually figure out the ending way ahead of time but she really had me wanted to finish reading to find out what happened!" - Lynn G.


"Featuring family issues and romantic relationships, to crime and danger, The Second Sister provides it all. With twists and turns at every flip of the page, and an ending you definitely won’t see coming, even the most seasoned thriller readers will be enticed by Claire Kendal’s second novel." - Caitlin R.


"I felt compelled to stay up late to keep reading just one more chapter, in hopes of getting another breadcrumb through the eyes of Ella in order to piece together alongside her what exactly happened to Miranda a decade ago." Jess. Read her full review here.


"Ella's fierce determination to find out what happened to her sister will resonate with anyone who has a sister, or sibling. Her search brings you to tears, gives you chills and makes you truly question... how far would you go to find your sister?" - Talize S.


"I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for an easy book to read and a different approach to a murder mystery." - Julie-Anne B.


"As a veteran reader of thriller novels, this is the first one I have read by Claire Kendal and I am now definitely enticed to read her first novel, The Book of You, and to look for more of Kendal’s releases in the future." - Cait R. Read her full review here.

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