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Leah’s perfect marriage isn’t what it seems but the biggest lie of all is that she’s learned to live with what happened all those years ago. Marie drinks a bit too much to help her forget. And Carly has never forgiven herself for not keeping them safe.
Twenty years ago these three sisters were taken. What came after they disappeared was far worse. It should have brought them together, but how can a family ever recover?
Especially when not everyone is telling the truth . . .
The Stolen Sisters is an incredibly intriguing book that is very hard to put down. Once again, Louise Jensen has managed to write a gripping storyline with a plot that’ll leave you guessing until the last page.
The book follows three sisters, Carly and her half-sisters, twins Leah and Marie. The book is split in two parts, back when the girls were young and kidnapped by mysterious strangers, and when they are older, dealing with the trauma from their childhood.
We watch the girls battle OCD, addiction and anxiety, struggles that only grow when the 20th anniversary of their kidnapping fast approaches. The girls begin to receive strange letters counting down the days to the dreaded anniversary and Leah, who is married with a young boy of her own, begins seeing her kidnapper wherever she goes. Her husband, George, hiding a secret of his own and tired of dealing with the issues that Leah has.
The characters are very well written and I can see why Jensen grew so attached to them. It is heartbreaking to watch them suffer and, as they plot to escape, we really feel for older sister Carly who is determined to get her younger sisters out. They are beautiful, strong girls who managed to try and stay positive in such a terrible situation, looking after each other and playing games to try and brighten each other up.
There are many twists and turns that make this book the perfect sunmer read for thriller lovers. You will question absolutely everything and be holding your breath until the very end.