A review by taliatalksbooks
The Wicked Sister by Karen Dionne

dark emotional sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A


Karen Dionne’s The Wicked Sister needed a level of suspension of disbelief, but I think it was attainable given the circumstances of the plot. This was an entertaining and short read, although l found the protagonist to be too malleable. While I recognize we are talking about a woman who may not have a reliable memory, I think there were some gaps in the narrative that failed to establish her as either a reliable or unreliable narrator. She ended up falling somewhere in the middle, which left her vulnerable to suggestions as she was when she was a child. Ultimately, I found the ending to be unsatisfying, though I do think it was close to character for our protagonist. If you’re a fan of thriller and suspense novels with a touch of fantasy, then this is the book for you. 

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