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Publisher's Summary

Two childhoods destroyed.
One story they will never tell.
Until now.
Beth ran away from her family when she was a teenager. She left behind a terrible evil that took her innocence. She also left behind her sister, Sara. When Beth returns home, she is shocked to discover her terrible secret is not just hers alone...she shares it with Sara. Under the shadow of a remote headland, the sisters make an oath they promise never to break.
Eva's birth is a mystery that remains unsolved. Years later with her marriage in ruins, and her future uncertain, she realizes that to move forward with her life, she must first understand her past. But while Eva is drawing closer to the truth about her roots, Beth and Sara's lives are falling apart, crushed under the weight of the secret they carry. They must confront the past and face the darkness once more. But this time, their story will be heard.
From the best-selling author of The Betrayal, Stolen Child and Fragile Lies, comes a breathtakingly tense and emotional story of the fierce bond between sisters, and a family destroyed by a disturbing secret.
Note: Previously published as When the Bough Breaks. This is an extended version.
©2002 Laura Elliot (P)2016 StoryFire Ltd
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By Holly. on 07-10-16

Emotional, gripping and Chilling Sleep Sister.

If you could sum up Sleep Sister in three words, what would they be?

Emotional, Chilling, Secret.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Beth because she endured so much dislike from her family and so much pain with the secret and guilt she felt after leaving her sister and home. But she was also brave and wanted to do what she could to let the secret go.

What does Marcella Riordan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I think Marcella Riordan has a very nice voice and listening to her read Sleep Sister felt emotional.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Two girl secret, one girls fight to expose the truth and revenge the monster who created it....

Any additional comments?

Sleep Sister is a very emotional, gripping and dark story. About two girls who have their lives destroyed by their uncle. And grow up with a secret that tears them both apart in different ways. Does either of them have the courage to let their secret out. Or will their secret eat them alive? Listen to Sleep Sister to find out.

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By fiona on 06-11-16

Gripping but too long

I loved the first half of it immensely so gripping second half was good but very long enjoyed the a book overall

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