Bad Sister

Bad Sister

by Sam Carrington


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'How do you support victims of crime when you live with unresolved mysteries of your own? Psychologist Connie Summers is a fascinatingly flesh-and-blood guide through this twisty thriller.' Louise Candlish

Keeps you guessing right to the end' Sue Fortin

‘A gripping exploration of twisted family secrets’ Cass Green


When flames rip through their family home, only teenager Stephanie and her younger brother escape unhurt. Brett always liked to play with fire, but now their dad is dead and someone has to pay the price.


Psychologist Connie Summers wants to help Stephanie rebuild her life. She has a new name, a young son and everything to live for. But when Stephanie receives a letter from someone she’d hoped would never find her, Connie is forced to question what really happened that night. But some truths are better left alone . . .

Gripping, tense and impossible to put down, Bad Sister will have fans of Sue Fortin, B A Paris and Linda Green hooked till the final page.


LOVED Bad Sister by Sam Carrington. Tense, convincing and complex, kept me guessing (wrongly!)’ Caz Frear, author of SWEET LITTLE LIES

‘This book is not only gripping, but it explores the mother/daughter relationship perfectly, and ends with a gasp-out-loud twist’ Closer


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780008276317
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Publication date: 08/07/2018
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 703,197
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Sam Carrington lives in Devon with her husband and three children. She worked for the NHS for 15 years, during which time she qualified as a nurse. Following the completion of a Psychology degree she went to work for the prison service as an Offending Behaviour Programme Facilitator. Her experiences within this field inspired her writing. She left the service to spend time with her family and to follow her dream of being a novelist.

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Bad Sister 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 30 days ago
Keeps you awake at night reading! Super page turner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awful! Since I actually spent money on this book, I felt I had to read it. After about 1/3, I started skimming it. It was painful even skimming it. The description sounded really interesting, but what a let down. Waste of money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
booklover- More than 1 year ago
Stephanie is running from her past. Even though she is under witness protection, "he" has found her. It was her testimony that put him away in a youth prison when he was but 8 years old ..and now he wants revenge. Her psychologist, Connie Summers, wants to help .. they even have things in common ... like they are both living under assumed names. "He" is her brother .. diagnosed as a pyromaniac at a very young age. "He" is the one who started the fire that killed his father. Or is he? Connie has a deep dark secret, and it's coming back to haunt her. When a mutilated body shows up practically on her doorstep, both women are in mortal danger. But who was murdered? And more importantly, who's next? This story is like an octopus, with all its tentacles weaving independently this way and that way, yet somehow all connected. Everyone lies. That's sort of a mantra for law enforcement officers. And now it's up to those in charge to ferret out the lies, expose them to the light of day, and solve their case. BAD SISTER is a well-written psychological thriller. The author has done a terrific job in baiting the reader with a snippet of 'then' and a story of now. What connects these two women? The ending is chilling. Many thanks to the author / Avon Books UK / Netgalley for the advanced digital copy. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.