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The Sister: A gripping crime, mystery and suspense thriller


  • Max China


  • Literature & Fiction
  • Suspense
  • Heist
  • Kidnapping
  • Murder
  • Serial Killers
  • Vigilante Justice
  • British
  • Psychological
  • Psychics
  • Noir
CORNWALL, ENGLAND. In the summer of love, 1967, two children witness a murder. One, a seven-year-old boy, views it from fifty yards – the other, a young Irish girl, from miles away.

LONDON, 2006. With retirement looming, DCI John Kennedy reopens the only case he never solved: the disappearance of a young nurse, Kathy, twenty-three years earlier. A Crimewatch cold-case reconstruction follows, tracing Kathy’s last known movements. A new witness emerges, and Kennedy – finding himself on the trail of a serial killer – unwittingly sparks a sequence of events that lead him into ever-increasing danger.

As the investigation unfolds, it becomes apparent that the murderer is no ordinary adversary. Resourceful and cunning, it seems only the original witnesses from 1967 can stop him.
But they have yet to meet.

What people are saying about The Sister:

‘A riveting novel by a master storyteller, China balances a cast of characters and crimes that all tie together neatly into a satisfying finish.’ Source: Successors to the Greats: The Top 50 Best Crime Writers To Watch in 2014 (

‘Fabulously detailed character description and development of a number of interesting people. The heroes were all flawed to some extent, and the most vile criminal exhibited a strangely moral aspect to his personality. I find that far more interesting than clear-cut good guys vs. bad guys. Intriguing and captivating.’ Source USA Reviews.

‘A soulless serial killer threads his way through the lives of the characters relentlessly.’ Source USA reviews

‘Just read it with no expectations of ever having read another novel like it.’ Source: USA Reviews.

The Sister is much more than a crime thriller, it’s a multi-genre tour de force covering murder, mystery, suspense, blackmail, robbery and conspiracy with a hint of the paranormal too.

Gripping. A must for readers who love mystery and crime or non-linear thrillers with a paranormal flavour which keep you guessing until the end!