The Bad Sister by J.A. Corrigan #BookReview #TheBadSister #PsychologicalThriller #Mystery #NetGalley @juliannwriter @canelo_co #onceuponatimebookreviews

Today I am reviewing on its publication day The Bad Sister by J.A. Corrigan, published by Canelo.


One rotten apple can spoil the bunch

The Keane sisters grew up together at Raven House, a luxurious riverside home that their mother inherited. On the day of a party at the house, tension fills the air as Jess, Natalie and Teresa all fear the exposure of things they’re desperate to hide.

The beautiful evening is marred by tragedy, and a celebration turns into a nightmare when a young life is lost. It is a haunting reminder of a shocking event five years earlier. As guests eye their companions with suspicion, it’s the family who have the most to hide. They turn on one another, with breathtaking malice and irrevocable consequences.

Years later, the sisters are barely hanging on to the scraps of their relationship. As another family celebration looms, long-held secrets come rushing to the surface. But someone is determined that the past will stay dead and buried, and will stop at nothing to prevent their mistakes being uncovered.

Which sister has the most to hide? A secret that they would kill to keep…

“She made mistakes…They will pay the price…”

As fun as family get togethers can be, the Keane family, sadly don’t seem to be able to enjoy them. This could be because of long held secrets that they fear being revealed. However, their situation is made far worse when an attendee at their party loses their life.

Now some years later, the story delivers us a gripping account of their present day party that is filled with tension and suspense giving the reader a classic whodunnit.

The book starts as a slow burn, but it kicks in for a more fast paced second act that really had me hooked and furiously flicking the pages to see how it was all going to unfold! I was not disappointed.

I liked Corrigan’s style of writing and her characterisation in this book and how she brings the story together. It is compelling and well worth the read.

Thank you to J.A. Corrigan, Canelo and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The bad Sister, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play and Barnes & Noble if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.


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Julie-Ann Corrigan was born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. She studied in London, completing a BA (Hons) Humanities degree, majoring in Modern History and English Literature.

Travelling in Europe for several years, she taught in both Greece and Spain – countries and cultures she found fascinating. On return to the UK she gained a BSc (Physiotherapy), becoming a Chartered Physiotherapist. 

She lives in Berkshire with her family.



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