Sister Dear by Hannah Mary McKinnon


Beauty. Wealth. Success.

She’s got it all.

And it all should’ve been mine.

When Eleanor Hardwicke’s beloved father dies, her world is further shattered by a gut-wrenching secret: the man she’s grieving isn’t really her dad. Eleanor was the product of an affair and her biological father is still out there, living blissfully with the family he chose. With her personal life spiraling, a desperate Eleanor seeks him out, leading her to uncover another branch on her family tree—an infuriatingly enviable half sister.

Perfectly perfect Victoria has everything Eleanor could ever dream of. Loving childhood, luxury home, devoted husband. All of it stolen from Eleanor, who plans to take it back. After all, good sisters are supposed to share. And quiet little Eleanor has been waiting far too long for her turn to play.


Thank you MIRA Books/Harper Collins for by copy of Sister Dear by Hannah Mary McKinnon, in exchange for my honest review.  This title publishes May 26, 2020.

There is no greater feeling than hearing about a new book your favourite author is coming out with – it feels like Christmas, no matter what time of year it is.

When Hannah Mary McKinnon told me about her upcoming book, Sister Dear and shared a bit of the premise with me, I’m pretty sure I squealed.

I had just finished two of her previous books (The Neighboursand Her Secret Son) when I started this one and all I can say is that Hannah went darker, with this storyline, than both these books combined.

Sister Dear was BRILLIANT, well-executed and is as DARK as it is TWISTY. I devoured it in two nights and was immediately sucked into the story from the first page. This was a well-paced thriller that will have you gasping until the very last page with its twists and turns – that you won’t see coming. Sister Dearwill have you turning pages faster than you thought possible.

This was one of my first 2020 advanced reads and it has already proven to be a tough act to beat.  Sitting at 5-stars, Sister Dear is a must-read psychological thriller that you will not want to miss out on. Do your reading self a favour and grab a copy of this book as soon as you can.

My Rating: 5/5

Happy Reading,
The Reading Beauty

About the Author

Hannah Mary McKinnon

Hannah Mary McKinnon was born in the UK, grew up in Switzerland and moved to Canada in 2010. After a successful career in recruitment, she quit the corporate world in favor of writing, and is now the author of The Neighbors and Her Secret Son. She lives in Oakville, Ontario, with her husband and three sons, and is delighted by her twenty-second commute.

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