The Wrong Sister

The chilling novel from Sunday Times bestselling author of The Couple at No. 9

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Pub Date 14 Mar 2024 | Archive Date 14 Mar 2024

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'Outstanding. A terrific family drama' THE SUNDAY TIMES

'Claire Douglas at her masterful best - twisty, surprising, and extraordinarily clever. I loved it' ANDREA MARA

I raced through it...The solution to the mystery is so clever I was nowhere near guessing it! I loved it' HARRIET TYCE

'The Wrong Sister is Claire Douglas at her finest. I couldn't put it down!' LUCY CLARKE

Douglas is particularly good at twists and red herrings. She keeps the plot on the boil right to the end with a conclusion that is both gratifying and surprising' DAILY MAIL

'A real treat for psychological thriller fans' TM LOGAN

A brilliant jigsaw of suspicious characters, grisly deeds, and family tragedy' ABIGAIL DEAN


You’ve known her all your life…

Or have you?

Tasha and her older sister Alice might look alike, but they couldn’t be more different.

Tasha’s married with two children and still living in her home town near Bristol. While Alice is a high-flying scientist travelling the world with her equally successful husband.

But each would trust the other with their life.

So when Tasha and husband Aaron want a break and Alice offers to stay in their home with the kids,
Tasha knows they’re in safe hands.

But she couldn’t be more wrong.

The call from home is unexpected: Alice and her husband Kyle have been attacked.
Alice is in intensive care. Kyle is dead.

Rushing to Alice’s bedside, Tasha finds the police trying to piece events together.

She can’t think why anyone would attack her sister.

Then the note arrives, addressed to Tasha:

It was supposed to be you . . .


'Claire Douglas has a wonderful ability to keep you turning the pages. Full of twists and plenty of tension, I couldn’t put this book down' HEIDI PERKS

'Brilliant...I was blown away by the intricate plotting, the page-turning tension and the relatability of the sisters...And boy, do they have secrets!' B.A. PARIS

'Edgy, unsettling and unputdownable' WOMAN & HOME

Cunning, intelligent, expertly told and with twists and turns that will give readers whiplash, I think it’s destined to be one of the best thrillers of the year' JOHN MARRS

Claire Douglas has done it again with this twisty, ingenious and suspenseful tale of long-buried secrets' TM LOGAN

This is a book that won’t leave you be. It’s a brilliant jigsaw of suspicious characters, grisly deeds, and family tragedy - and Douglas only lets you see the full picture on the very last page' ABIGAIL DEAN

'An excellent thriller. Claire Douglas keeps getting better and better' LOUISE O'NEILL

'A triumph. If you love a Christie-esque mystery that keeps you guessing, The Wrong Sister definitely won't disappoint' C.L. TAYLOR

'Full of twists and turns... No one seeds shocking secrets into seemingly ordinary families quite like Claire Douglas. Hugely enjoyable! I loved it' EVE CHASE

'Douglas is the queen of the unexpected twist' GILLIAN MCALLISTER

Claire Douglas, Number 1 Sunday Times bestseller, September 2022


'Outstanding. A terrific family drama' THE SUNDAY TIMES

'Claire Douglas at her masterful best - twisty...

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I have read all of Claire Douglas’s books but this was the best one by far. It was excellent and I could not put it down meaning I was reading this until very late and then waking up at 6am to finish it.

The story is all about Tasha and her sister Alice who have totally different lives. They decide to do a life swap for a week for Tasha to spend some quality time with her husband. What transpires from this throws her life into complete and utter chaos

The story was fast paced, gripping and I was totally engrossed from the first page.

The characters were excellent and I really felt like I was in their lives with them.

I had no idea what would happen and guessed the wrong outcome multiple times which shows how fantastic this book was.

I would give this 6 stars if I could.
Thanks to Netgalley, Michael Joseph, Penguin Random House and Claire Douglas for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

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This was a stunning thriller from one of my must read authors, definitely one of her best. When Tasha and her husband Aaron are given the opportunity of a week in her sister Alice and brother-in-law Kyle’s Venetian apartment whilst Alice and Kyle babysit their young twin daughters they are horrified when after a couple of days away there’s a brutal attack in their home leaving Alice with a head injury and Kyle dead. There’s so many characters in here that are cause for suspicion specially after Tasha receives a note implying she should have been the one attacked as well as a tragic family backstory this is a very strong story with many twists and turns and an ending I only saw coming at the last minute. This had me engrossed from start to finish and the perpetrator left me chilled.

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Claire Douglas just gets better and better!

Tasha and Alice are sisters with a close bond, partly due to being a duo of sisters rather than a trio. Now Tasha is a mother of young twins, she needs a break and Alice is quick to offer a life swap idea - Tasha and her husband Aaron can travel to Alice’s apartment in Venice whilst Alice and her husband Kyle look after the twins. It all sounds incredible until things start to wrong in both locations…..

A twisty and exciting read with a number of red herrings theory in to keep you guessing! I have really enjoyed all the books from Claire that I’ve read so far and this is probably her best yet.

Thank you NetGalley for allowing me to read and review.

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