Book Review | The Deadly Sister

Title: The Deadly Sister

Author: Eliot Schrefer

My Review:

Abby has always been the responsible sister. Ever since they were children, she has protected her younger sister, Maya, and has tried to keep her family together. So, when she goes out running one day and discovers the dead body of a boy her sister has been dating, along with her sister’s cellphone, what should she do?

This premise marks the beginning of Eliot Schrefer’s novel, The Deadly Sister. The story is written from Abby’s point of view and travels through the events of subsequent days in which Abby appears to search for the killer and piece together what has happened. Woven through the story is a different family history and a strained relationship between these sisters. The novel ends with a sharp twist that I know I didn’t expect!

I really enjoyed this novel! I thought the storyline was interesting contained some original twists on a premise that seems familiar at first glance. I really liked the characters – I was truly interested in the complex relationship between these sisters as well as some of the more complex relationships they had in their lives (with their dad’s ex-girlfriend’s mother, for example). The twist at the end of the novel truly shocked me, which I loved!

While this novel is promoted as a novel for young adults, I think The Deadly Sister is a great novel for adults as well because it is entertaining and engaging! I plan on looking for some of Eliot Schrefer’s other novels because I really enjoyed his development of plot and characters in this novel.

*I received a copy of this book from Scholastic to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*


Susan is married and lives in Ontario, Canada. She is loves to read, work out, spend time with her family and try new things!

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