Bad Sister by Sam Carrington

Bad Sister

The gripping new thriller from the bestselling author of Saving Sophie.ThenWhen flames rip through their family home, only teenager Stephanie and her younger brother escape unhurt. Brett always liked to play with fire, but now their dad is dead and someone has to pay the price.NowPsychologist Connie Summers wants to help Stephanie rebuild her life. She has a new name, a young son and everything to live for. But when Stephanie receives a letter fr...

Details Bad Sister

TitleBad Sister
Release DateOct 5th, 2017
PublisherMaze, HarperCollins
GenreThriller, Mystery, Suspense

Reviews Bad Sister

  • Carrie
    Connie Summers is a psychologist whose latest case is hitting a bit close to home for her. Connie's patient, Stephanie, has come to her scared for her life after being in witness protection and a name change she's afraid that she's been found. Connie can relate to Stephanie as both women have had to change their names and somewhat go into hiding. Stephanie is in fear that her brother has found her all these later after testifying to him setting a...
  • Amy
    I loved the premise and structure for Bad Sister, alternating timelines always appeal to me and multiple narrators that are done well are fun and Carrington nailed both aspects. This was an extremely fast paced and edge of your seat type of read from an author I’ll definitely be keeping my eye on.This is told from the perspectives of Connie, DI Wade and an unknown narrator from the past. The blend of these three narratives made this read part p...
  • Dannii Elle
    Three perspectives tell this story and a multitude of mysteries are incorporated into it. Psychologist Connie Summers has thinly buried secrets that have recently been uprooted. A man is dead and her name is written on his palm, but whether that is in retribution or it marks her as the next target remains to be seen. This, however, is only one of the many dark ambiguities that hover over her life, as DI Wade will soon find out. The waters muddy f...
  • Linda Strong
    Stephanie is running from her past. Even though she is under witness protection, "he" has found her. It was her testimony that put him away in a youth prison when he was but 8 years old ..and now he wants revenge. Her psychologist, Connie Summers, wants to help .. they even have things in common ... like they are both living under assumed names."He" is her brother .. diagnosed as a pyromaniac at a very young age. "He" is the one who started the f...
  • Mandy White
    This book was such a rollercoaster of emotions for characters. From trusting everything to doubting it all. A fantastic web of lies and secrets that all come together. Thank you to Netgalley and Avon Books for the chance to read and review this book in exchange for an honest review
  • Nicki
    I absolutely loved this gripping,twisted packed thriller,very very good bookStephanie is scared for her life,her psychologist Connie Summers,wants to help her face her fears but Stephanie has secrets,one of them being her real name.But then Doctor Summers isn't Connie`s real name either.And that's not all the two women have in common.As Stephanie opens up about her troubled relashionship with her brother,Connie is forced to confront her own dark ...
  • BookwormDH
    Bad Sister by Sam CarringtonBLURBThenWhen flames rip through their family home, only teenager Stephanie and her younger brother escape unhurt. Brett always liked to play with fire, but now their dad is dead and someone has to pay the price.NowPsychologist Connie Summers wants to help Stephanie rebuild her life. She has a new name, a young son and everything to live for. But when Stephanie receives a letter from someone she’d hoped would never f...
  • Claire Wilson
    When Connie leaves her job with the prison service to set up on her own, she is leaving under a dark cloud. A recommendation she made in her position backfires, leaving her publicly humiliated. Connie tries her hardest to redeem herself by helping Stephanie and her young son, Dylan. However, as she begins her investigations, nothing is what it seems. 3 stars
  • Donna Maguire
    2017-09-15 my goodness this book was intense, fast paced and so well written - I absolutely loved it!!  The characters were superb and the whole plot was so cleverly constructed around them that I flew threw the pages and before I knew it I was at the end - it completely took me away and stuck me on a rollercoaster ride I didn't want to stop!! Plenty of twists and turns, lots of suspense and guessing (by me) - I ...
  • Joanne Robertson
    Having read and loved Saving Sophie, I was thrilled to see that Sam Carrington had written another dark and brooding crime thriller and couldn’t wait to get stuck in. So a cold, stormy Monday afternoon (with no children!) was the perfect excuse to cuddle up with Bad Sister and I hardly moved from the sofa whilst reading it, only venturing into the kitchen to make cups of tea when needed. Athough this book had me in such a state of intense anxie...
  • Chanel Lindsay
    This was a first read from this author so I didn't really know what to expect. What started off a slowly unravelling read, quickly turned into a intense compelling read that I really enjoyed. " THEN: When flames rip through their family home, only teenager Stephanie and her younger brother escape unhurt. Brett always liked to play with fire, but now their dad is dead and someone has to pay the price. NOW: Psychologist Connie Summers wants to help...
  • Eeva
    It's not a bad book and it's a fast read but somehow I couldn't really connect with Connie, the protagonist. There are so many plotlines that it's really hard to focus and I became more interested in the book at about 60-70% when all those scattered plotlines started to connect.It's a decent book, but I definitely read better ones.
  • Emma Mitchell
    When a new author gives us a debut as brilliant Saving Sophie, you can be forgiven for wondering what else they have to offer. Was that it? Did they pour everything into that first manuscript? Will book two live up to our expectations.Well let me tell you, Sam Carrington is NO one-hit wonder!!!Bad Sister is brilliant!We start with two young siblings stood watching their father die in a house fire. This triggers a chain of events so terrifying tha...
  • Nessa
    OMG what an amazing book, I was literally gripped from start to finish, could not put it down.The story was so intense and cleverly written, my head was in a spin trying to figure out what was going on and trying to piece it all together. There was a lot of moments where I was sitting on the edge of my seat in eager anticipation as to what would happen next that's for sure.I really liked the characters of Connie and Lindsay, and enjoyed watching ...
  • Between The Pages Book Club (Gemma M)
    WOW! WOW! WOW! When I read Sam Carringtons debut Saving Sophie I loved it and was waiting for more by her, so this was a must read and boy I was not disappointed. Bloody brilliant! Just what I needed to start off my year of books. Bad Sister had me hooked from the prologue and I could not put this book down, I finished it within 24 hours. Could easily be devoured within one sitting. I absolutely loved reading this story, what a brilliant plot an...
  • Lisa-Marie Forge
    I received this book in exchange for an honest review from Netgalley.Bad Sister looks just like the type of book I enjoy. It literally looks like a psychological thriller. I was not disappointed! I'm forever expecting a twist in my reads, and I didn't see this one!
  • Aileen Mckenzie
    Can I just start by mentioning how absolutely beautiful the cover of Bad Sister is? I adore that bright shade of magenta against the grey/black backdrop. It is so alluring and just grabs your attention. That, teamed with the killer prologue as two young siblings watch their home burn with their father trapped inside, had me totally hooked.Connie Summers is a forensic psychologist who has recently opened her own private practice after recently lea...
  • Stephanie
    Bad Sister is the first book that I have read by Sam Carrington. That will be remedied next year in my plan to catch up on books that I have fallen behind on. I can’t work out if is a series but at least one of the characters appeared in the earlier book.In this novel, after a very creepy prologue, there are mainly two narrators. Connie, who has recently started her own business as a psychologist after taking the rap for a bad decision in her p...
  • Savanah Rae
    I received this book for free from Netgalley in return for my honest opinion. I knew I was going to love this book by the cover. Yes.. I judge a book by the cover and this cover Is breathtaking. So good! I highly recommend this book.Sisters. Liars. Allies.Stephanie is scared for her life. Her psychologist is trying to get her to face her fears but Stephanie believes that Connie will never understand her. Understand her fears. Stephanie isn't even...
  • Michelle Driscoll
    This is a gripping book with lots of twists and suprises.Well-written book that flowed brilliantly. I literally couldn't put it down from the first page.Loved it and a full 5 stars from me for this one, highly recommended.
  • Joan
    enjoyed this book
  • Sean Talbot
    This book was an interesting new tale that deals with witness protection and a psychologist who just had a past she would sooner forget.The characters were very interesting and the only thing to prevent this from a 5 star read is that there wasn't a complete conclusion to some of the story arcs. I wanted more answers and they just weren't to be found.
  • Melissa Rothman
    I received this book through netgalley for an honest review, As much as I really hoped that this would be a great thriller for me well it just wasn't it did nothing for me the writing seemed all over the place some parts just frustrated me instead of capturing my attention from the beginning it was just slow, unfortunately simply said its just not the book for me!
  • Amanda
    I devoured and thoroughly enjoyed Sam Carrington’s first book ‘Saving Sophie’ so when I was offered the chance to participate in the blog tour for ‘Bad Sister’, I grabbed the opportunity with both hands and even did a little happy dance, which wasn’t that pretty.  Thank goodness only my dogs witnessed it.  Anyway I digress, back to ‘Bad Sister’.  I was not to be disappointed as for me, ‘Bad Sister’ is better than ‘Saving ...
  • Katherine Sunderland
    This is a story fuelled by secrets, lies, dark pasts and full of sudden twists that ensure you'll be turning the pages until well past your bedtime!One of the main characters in Bad Sister is Stephanie, a young woman terrified for her life as her past comes back to haunt her, even though she thought her new identity and new start meant she would always be safe. Connie Summers, Stephanie's psychologist, wants to help her confront her issues and fe...
  • Kath
    Well, of all the places I thought this book would take me to, I never though we'd end up where we did. In fact, I actually gave up trying to work it out about half way through as I was getting dizzy from all the twists and turns, and a bit frustrated at myself for being led down dead ends, so I acquiesced and just let the author lead the dance. Well, she did a pretty good job of things with Saving Sophie, her previous book which I also enjoyed.We...
  • Kat Dietrich
    Bad Sister by Sam Carrington is a mystery/thriller.First, let me thank NetGalley, the publisher Avon Books UK, and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Connie Summers is a psychologist who is trying to start over by opening a new counselling clinic after leaving the prison system. She even changed her name. She is still getting over the fact that she had signed off on the prisoner releas...
  • Jen
    From the moment I started to read the first chapter of this book, I could feel myself being drawn in. If there is one thing that Sam Carrington excels at (and there are definitely many more than that, believe me), it is in creating a tense and intriguing opening to a novel, one which, if you are anything like me, will compel you to read onwards because you will want to know just what is going on. That is exactly what you get when you open up the ...
  • Kristin
    A cold dark night interrupted by fire.Bad Sister starts with a pretty dramatic scene, two children standing outside of their burning home while watching their trapped father scream from his bedroom window. Said Sister is furious with him for starting the fire and is sure to tell the police that it was him. He always played with fire and now he's burned the house down. Fast forward several years and we are introduced to a whole slew of dramatic my...
  • Anne
    Bad Sister is another thrilling, fast-paced story from this exciting new author. Told in three female voices this is a novel that is packed with lies and secrets which are deliciously and devilishly revealed with some very clever writing.Stephanie is a young mother who fears for her life. Uprooted and far away from her family and friends, she's struggling with her new identity, and her past. Her sessions with her psychologist Connie Summers are d...