little-sister-by-isabel-ashdownA compelling, dark and twisty psychological thriller that asks the question: if you can’t trust your sister, then who can you trust?

A missing child.  A broken mother.  A sister who doesn’t remember a thing.
After sixteen years apart sisters Jessica and Emily are reunited. With the past now behind them, the warmth they once shared quickly returns and before long Jess has moved into Emily’s comfortable island home. Life couldn’t be better. But when baby Daisy disappears while in Jess’s care, the perfect life Emily has so carefully built starts to fall apart.  Was Emily right to trust her sister after everything that happened before?

In a recent press release Isabel shared some of the inspirations behind Little Sister: ‘Like many of us, I’ve spent much of my life being different things to different people – sister, daughter, mother, partner, friend – and I’m endlessly fascinated by the complexities of family relationships, and the weight of their power.  We like to think we are most ourselves with family, but who’s to say which version of us is the best version, the truest version, the most reliable version even?  As a writer I’m often drawn to the shadows of family histories – my own included – and find myself wanting to explore the ways in which the memories and consequences of shared events can differ so wildly from person to person.  That, in part, is what inspired Little Sister, the idea of inconsistent memory – of distorted memory – ultimately the idea of unreliable truths.’

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For all enquiries regarding foreign rights, interviews and review copies please email Sam Eades: Sam.Eades@orionbooks.co.uk

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