What My Sister Knew

Nina Laurin. Grand Central, $14.99 trade paper (368p) ISBN 978-1-4555-6904-5
Laurin follows her 2017 debut, Girl Last Seen, with an intense psychological thriller that has a surprise twist. Andrea “Addie” Warren is separated from her twin brother, Eli—a popular golden boy—after he’s convicted and sentenced to prison at age 12 for killing their mother and stepfather by burning down their Denver house. Sullen and friendless Addie is raised by a politically motivated couple whose daughter is her chief bully. As she grows up, Addie slides into a cycle of alcoholism, drug addiction, and theft and pushes away everyone in her life, including her compassionate fiancé. Now, 15 years after the tragedy, newly released Eli is back in Denver and again sought by the police, who suspect him of murdering his girlfriend. Eli’s reappearance threatens her precarious recovery, and the detectives on the case believe that Addie, who’s now working at a homeless shelter and struggling to pull her life together, knows where Eli is hiding. Laurin provides an insightful look at how secrets can shatter a bond between twins. Agent: Rachel Eckstrom, Irene Goodman Literary Agency. (June)
Reviewed on: 04/30/2018
Release date: 06/19/2018
Genre: Fiction
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