The Better Sister: A Novel by Alafair Burke


Reviewed by Vickie Dailey

I really enjoyed reading this book. I’ve long since enjoyed her father’s mystery novels and Alafair measures up.

We first meet the younger sister Chloe who has the splashy life working for a popular magazine. Chloe is now married to Adam and they have a stepson Ethan; however, nothing is as it seems – the happy marriage is not so happy and the son is not a happy teen.

When Adam is murdered in their home, Nicky, the older but unreliable sister comes to stay with Chloe and Ethan. More secrets are revealed when Ethan is arrested for murdering his father. There is a diversionary second story, which at the end becomes more important than it starts out.

I highly recommend giving this book a read – it will keep you guessing until the real story comes out that all is not as it appears even from the inside of our relationships.