The Orchid Sister by Anne D. LeClaire

This is up for downloading till the 21st of May on NetGalley

I was a little wary of this book based on the first chapter, but I am glad I gave it a shot. It is a simple story (in some ways) of two sisters who share a bond which has been strengthened by loss and hardship. We get equal time with each sister to understand their current situation.

One sister is caught in a trap and the other starts a hunt to find her. There are men and other supporting cast thrown in for good measure but they were quite interesting, sometimes I liked them more than the leading ladies. The rest of the story is punctuated by other characters who are also living in the same town in Mexico and they are placed strategically to try to confuse us about the solution. The relationships and the emotional quotient of the book were satisfying but as a thriller/mystery, it did not work since we are aware of the background from the beginning. There is the extra tale of another pair of sisters that does not end as happily as our main protagonists which adds to this book’s status as a family drama than anything else. It was well narrated and overall a pretty interesting read.

I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers but the review is entirely made up of my own reading experience.

The book is set to release on May 7th 2019.Affiliate link to purchase: Book Depository

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