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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

BLOG TOUR: Sister Psychopath by Maggie James @bloodhoundbook @mjamesfiction

Sister Psychopath
by Maggie James 
Bloodhound Books

A big thank you to Bloodhound Books for my spot on this blog tour!  You may remember this author's name from my review of her book, The Second Captive - you can find my review here.  She's back again and who doesn't love a good book about a psychopath? 😈

When they were children, Megan adored her younger sister Chloe. Now she can’t bear to be in the same room as her.

Megan believes Chloe is a psychopath and her sister does appear to be a textbook case: cold, cruel and lacking in empathy.

Why does Chloe want to taunt Megan at every opportunity?  And why does she persist in manipulating their mentally ill mother, Tilly?

When Tilly, under Chloe’s malignant influence, becomes dangerously unstable, the consequences are ugly. Megan’s world falls apart. Her sister’s out of control and there’s little she can do about it. Until Chloe’s actions threaten the safety of Megan’s former lover. A man from whom she has kept an important secret…

A study of sibling rivalry and dysfunctional relationships, Sister, Psychopath tells the story of one woman’s struggle to survive the damage inflicted by her own flesh and blood.
My Review:

First let me just say that I'm grateful for being an only child after reading this book!  We start off with a bang!  Learning about what's been going on and how what happened a decade ago leads to what is going on now.  Chloe is textbook as the blurb states.  Cold, calculating and a huge influence on Megan.  

Even though I may be an only child, I understand sibling rivalry as I grew up in the same household with an older cousin, who is more a sister to me than anything.  There is always jealousy of some kind and a give and take.  But typically these types of relationship have a layer of love underneath with a bond that is unbreakable.  In this case, WOAH.  Not happening.  The worst betrayal is ones that come from your own flesh and blood.

The book has a great pace and really gets your blood boiling as it could be extremely realistic, all things considered.  The only issue I had with this, as was the same with The Second Captive, is that it's slightly predictable and the ending feels a bit rushed leaving you wanting a bit more.

Overall a great read that gives you the goose bumps you want and making you look at your own siblings a little more in depth.

About the Author:

Maggie James is a British author who lives in Bristol. She writes psychological suspense novels.
Before turning her hand to writing, Maggie worked mainly as an accountant, with a diversion into practising as a nutritional therapist. Diet and health remain high on her list of interests, along with travel. Accountancy does not, but then it never did. The urge to pack a bag and go off travelling is always lurking in the background! When not writing, going to the gym, practising yoga or travelling, Maggie can be found seeking new four-legged friends to pet; animals are a lifelong love!


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