An unflinching examination of the bonds of sisterly love, both light and dark, both cherished and tested are fraternal twins Rose and Fern.
Please do not confuse this book with one of a similar title (The Favorite Sister), Sally Hepworth’s approach to plot development and character discovery is far superior. I had an instant liking to Fern for being on the spectrum and sharing many of my quirky traits and behaviors. It is a rare joy for me to see a raw and true reflection of my own thought processes represented (most good depictions focus on a male perspective, like in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time).
I also found the alternating POV style to be quite clever and engaging . . . a path of puzzle pieces and thrills that lead to a stunning conclusion.
There was so much for me to enjoy about this story and I sincerely thank NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for allowing me to read an advance copy of The Good Sister for review.