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Book Review – Once Two Sisters by Sarah Warburton #BookReview #BookBlogger #action

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Quite a different read this was, more action than psychological where every page was a ride. Two estranged sisters where one went missing and the other was blamed based on some emails sent.

My first book by author Sarah Warburton, I liked the beginning where Ava was missing and Zoe was blamed. The story was fast paced. The two sisters had not spoken to each other for 3years so that made me curious about their past. And of course, there was one common man who was one’s ex and the other’s present. Add to that other complicated issues of the past.

The parents were cold as a fish, not that I have touched any, but they added to the overall frustration in the ambiance of the book. The author sure made it tough for Zoe to find clues about her sister. The story gathered momentum more in the last 30% when Zoe took active interest.

My curiosity ebbed and flowed as some parts were more interesting than the rest. But I did have to admit the plot line and the motive of the disappearance was quite a different one. Not read anything like that in a long time. I had the opportunity to listen to the audio version, and I found that the narrator made the story more entertaining with her nuances, and I could listen to the story at a higher speed of 1.8

Overall, I would say an interesting read. Could be checked out if the book was out on a sale.


Rating: 3 out of 5.





When her sister goes missing, Zoe assumes it’s just another one of her estranged sibling’s stunts–but the danger is all too real.

Zoe Hallett and her sister, Ava, are the precocious offspring of two pioneering scientists, but the sisters have been estranged for years. When Zoe reads a news story about Ava’s mysterious disappearance, she assumes it’s just another of her sister’s twisted fictions, designed to blame Zoe and destroy the peaceful life she’s created with her husband and beautiful stepdaughter in Houston. But Zoe’s email is hacked to send threatening messages to Ava–and a more sinister picture begins to emerge.

Zoe returns to her home state of Virginia to prove her innocence to the authorities, to her parents, and to Glenn, her ex-boyfriend and current brother-in-law. For the first time, Zoe begins to believe Ava is in grave danger, and when Glenn catches her searching for clues in Ava’s home, she looks guiltier than ever–but maybe Glenn is not all he seems.

The clues Zoe finds point to a bizarre link between Ava’s disappearance and her mother’s “research”. Is there a secret someone is trying to protect? And would someone be willing to kill to protect it? As her sister’s life hangs in the balance, Zoe draws on hidden reserves of strength and hope to save the sister she never thought she loved. 


Publication Date: September 2020

I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey down its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST and UNBIASED.

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