Monday, 13 January 2020

#BlogTour The Secret Sister by K.A. Clarke and A.J. Brittany


Today it's my turn on the BlogTour The Secret Sister by K.A. Clarke and A.J. Brittany. These are pseudonyms for the successful writers Karen Clarke and Amanda Brittany.

About the Author/s
Amanda Brittany lives in Hertfordshire with her husband and two dogs. She loves spending time with family, travelling, walking, reading & sunny days. Amanda has also written 3 psychological thrillers: Traces of Her, Tell the Truth and Her Last Lie. Published by HQ Digital/HarperCollins.

Karen Clarke lives in Buckinghamshire with her husband and three grown-up children where she writes romantic comedy novels published by Bookouture and psychological suspense for HQDigital/HarperCollins.

The Secret Sister is a psychological suspense co-written by K.A. Clarke and A.J. Brittany and is out in January 2020.

Follow @amandajbrittany on TwitterA.J. Brittany on Goodreadson Facebook, on Instagram, Visit amandabrittany.co.uk
Follow @karenclarke123 on TwitterK.A. Clarke on Goodreadson Facebook, on Instagram, Visit karenclarkewriter.com,
Buy The Secret Sister 


About the book
Can you trust a sister who is a stranger?

Ella Matthews has it all. A beautiful house, a charming husband and a precious baby daughter – her life has pretty much turned out exactly as she planned.

But when Ella’s mother tragically dies, her perfect life starts to crack. Her mother had been harbouring a life-long secret. Ella has a sister – an older sister – called Colleen. Excited by the thought of no-longer being an only child, Ella can’t wait to find her.

But Colleen has a whirlwind past of her own. Desperate to escape her troubles, she is ready to go to any length to start afresh.

As their paths collide, someone is keeping secrets… and when Colleen mysteriously disappears without notice, Ella can’t help but question if she should have started looking for her at all…

Review
Imagine life as you know it being turned completely upside down by the revelation that your mother had another child. A child she chose to give away and keep secret for the entirety of her lifetime. Ella is thrown for a loop, and yet part of her feels drawn to find this stranger, who is part of her mother and part of her.

Colleen has had a turbulent and painful life, which hasn't been made easier by a partner who appears to be a loving person to the outside world. The truth is that Gabriel has another face completely - a persona that only Colleen gets to experience.

In a way Colleen has made similar choices to Anna without being aware of it. The need to be loved overshadows the negative aspects of the relationships they have with men. They both have or had a tendency to pick men with possessive, jealous streaks, which ultimately ends up defining the lives they lead.

The difference is where one gave in and subjected herself to the wishes of her man and thereby ignoring her needs and those of her loved ones - can the other woman break the cycle and be free to determine her own path in life?

It's a moving tension filled psychological thriller which draws from the complex relationship structures of mothers and daughters. If this collaboration is anything to go by the writing duo Clarke and Brittany is off to a fantastic start and I hope this is the first of many more.

Buy The Secret Sister at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Buy at Amazon com.

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