Sisterhood (Hardback)V. B. Grey (author)
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'A powerful story' Sunday Post
'Two gripping heroines' Choice
'Grey investigates how secrets from the past continue to warp the present' The Sunday Times
TWO SISTERS, ONE DEVASTATING SECRET
It is 1944 in war-battered London. Freya and Shona are identical twins, close despite their different characters. Freya is a newly qualified doctor treating the injured in an East End hospital, while Shona has been recruited by the SOE. The sisters are so physically alike that they can fool people into thinking that one is the other. It's a game they've played since childhood. But when Shona persuades her twin to swap roles to meet her Polish lover, he is angered at being tricked.
Then Shona proposes a far more dangerous swapping of roles. At first Freya refuses but finally she agrees, with consequences that threaten not only the happiness but the lives of both sisters.
Forty-five years later in November 1989 Freya, now aged 69, is watching television with her daughter Kirsty. Freya is gripped as she witnesses crowds of Berliners attempting to knock down their hated Wall. This sight stirs memories of her own and her sister's war, especially the tragedy of the Warsaw Uprising - memories that she has never shared with anyone. Even if she wanted to reveal them now, she can't. She's suffering from a brain tumour and is unable to speak although her reason is unimpaired. And this is what she's thinking: if they succeed in knocking down the Wall, what secrets will come tumbling through? If her own were revealed, it would be devastating for all those close to her, especially her daughter, Kirsty.
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 580 g
Dimensions: 238 x 162 x 38 mm
This psychological suspense delivers not one, but two gripping heroines * Sunday Post *
a perceptive, engaging novel... The plot is a finely carved jigsaw, the pieces fitting together seamlessly * Shots Magazine *
A powerful story * Choice *
A beautifully written story of sisters and their families whose lives are profoundly changed by war. A terrific and thought-provoking read * Elizabeth Buchan, author of TWO WOMEN IN ROME *
I enjoyed it very much...involving and exciting with not one but two engaging heroines and a story that takes many unexpected turns * Adele Geras author of DANGEROUS WOMEN *
Told with masterly clarity - an absorbing journey through a slice of Poland's gripping wartime history and a heart-rending exploration of the effect on one family of secrets kept for too long * Carolyn Kirby, author of WHEN WE FALL *
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“A Good Read.”
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It's an interesting story, gripping and well written.
I loved the dual timelines that tells the story that was and what is in 1989.
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