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#1 Janet

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 09:39 PM

A few months ago (maybe as many as five) I read they synopsis of a book about sisters.  One had been missing for years and then suddenly turns up.  Everyone is pleased to see her... except the sister, who isn't convinced that the returnee is who she says she is.
 
It's not Girl, Missing by Sophie McKenzie or Sister by Rosamund Lupton. 

 

I'm not sure if it's the type of book I would normally read, but it's driving me mad trying to find it!

 

Thanks in advance.  :)



#2 Ben

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 06:00 PM

It's not Little Sister by Isabel Ashdown, is it? Remembered a publishing friend on Twitter going on about it upon release. Had a quick look and it sounds similar to what you're after...



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Posted 07 March 2017 - 10:10 PM

Ah, no - it's not, but thanks so much.  :)  It's similar, but the one I read about is where the missing girl's parents are pleased that she's back, but the sister thinks there is something not quite right and isn't convinced the returned sister is who she says she is. 

 

Edit - nice to see you - I hope you're doing okay?  :)


Edited by Janet, 07 March 2017 - 10:10 PM.


#4 Nollaig

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 10:39 AM

I'd swear I've seen a book on Goodreads recently matching this description, but I can't remember what it was! :roll:



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Posted 09 March 2017 - 10:42 PM

I'd swear I've seen a book on Goodreads recently matching this description, but I can't remember what it was! :roll:

It doesn't matter what I search, I just can't find it.  I swear I saw it every time I logged on to Amazon (about a trillion times a day!!) before Christmas! :lol:



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Posted 11 March 2017 - 03:30 PM

The Sisters, Claire Douglas?

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 04:55 PM

Could it be Sister, Sister by Su Fortin

 

Amazon synopsis reads,

 

 

Alice: Beautiful, kind, manipulative, liar. Clare: Intelligent, loyal, paranoid, jealous. Clare thinks Alice is a manipulative liar who is trying to steal her life.

Alice thinks Clare is jealous of her long-lost return and place in their family. One of them is telling the truth. The other is a maniac.

Two sisters. One truth.

 



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Posted 13 March 2017 - 06:46 AM

Thanks, Chrissy. :)

Sadly that isn't it either. I saw the book last year, but this one wasn't published until 2017.

I'm beginning to think I imagined it! :blush:

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 01:02 AM

Sounds like a female version of Josephine Tey's Brat Farrar.

 

It doesn't quite fit your description, but what about Louise Jensen's The Sister ?


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:13 PM

Here's a novel where the mother thinks the daughter is not who she says she is... So maybe not this one? :unsure: 



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:31 PM

Sounds like a female version of Josephine Tey's Brat Farrar.

 

It doesn't quite fit your description, but what about Louise Jensen's The Sister ?

Here's a novel where the mother thinks the daughter is not who she says she is... So maybe not this one? :unsure:

 

They're not quite right either.   Thanks so much for the suggestions though.  :)

 

There are an awful lot of books out there where the premise is similar, but not quite how I remember it.  I'm seriously wondering if I've made it up.  :confused:

 

I have Josephine Tey on my list of authors to try (specifically I've been looking at The Daughter of Time after studying Richard III in English Lit A Level as a mature student), but Brat Farrar sounds good too.  :)



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:55 PM

I'VE FOUND IT!!!!

 

It's a Young Adult book (I didn't realise) called The Lost and The Found by Cat Clarke!

 

Phew - I'm not going mad!  :D

 

Thanks again to everyone for their input   :)



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 10:26 PM

Well thanks to this thread I now have both The Lost and Found and Good as Gone on my wishlist  :D


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 07:58 AM

Excellent! I'm so pleased that you found it.  :smile:



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 10:41 AM

Well thanks to this thread I now have both The Lost and Found and Good as Gone on my wishlist  :D


And I'm adding Sister, Sister by Sue Frontin to mine

Glad you found the right title, Janet!

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 03:56 PM

And it would seem I was indeed thinking of the same one, Janet - when I clicked into the link, it was already marked 'Want To Read' on my Goodreads account! :lol:



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Posted 22 March 2017 - 05:59 PM

Well thanks to this thread I now have both The Lost and Found and Good as Gone on my wishlist  :D

Hehe - hope you enjoy the if/when you read them. :)

 

Excellent! I'm so pleased that you found it.  :smile:

Thanks.  :)

 

And I'm adding Sister, Sister by Sue Frontin to mine

Glad you found the right title, Janet!

Hope you enjoy that one.  :)  Thanks.

 

And it would seem I was indeed thinking of the same one, Janet - when I clicked into the link, it was already marked 'Want To Read' on my Goodreads account! :lol:

:lol:  Haha!






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