Laurin follows her 2017 debut, Girl Last Seen, with an intense psychological thriller that has a surprise twist. Andrea “Addie” Warren is separated from her twin brother, Eli—a popular golden boy—after he’s convicted and sentenced to prison at age 12 for killing their mother and stepfather by burning down their Denver house. Sullen and friendless Addie is raised by a politically motivated couple whose daughter is her chief bully. As she grows up, Addie slides into a cycle of alcoholism, drug addiction, and theft and pushes away everyone in her life, including her compassionate fiancé. Now, 15 years after the tragedy, newly released Eli is back in Denver and again sought by the police, who suspect him of murdering his girlfriend. Eli’s reappearance threatens her precarious recovery, and the detectives on the case believe that Addie, who’s now working at a homeless shelter and struggling to pull her life together, knows where Eli is hiding. Laurin provides an insightful look at how secrets can shatter a bond between twins. Agent: Rachel Eckstrom, Irene Goodman Literary Agency. (June)
"...currently wanted by the police. If you know anything about the suspect's whereabouts, please call..."
I look up at the TV screen, and my twin brother's face is splashed across it, life-size.
It's a shock that makes my breath catch. This is my brother as an adult, my brother who I last saw fifteen years ago after the fire that killed our parents, covered in soot, clutching a lighter in his hand, his knuckles stark white against the dirt and ash.
Everyone always said he'd grow up to be a heartbreaker. But his face has gone gaunt instead. The stubble on his cheeks and chin is patchy, and his eyes look dull and dark.
My first thought is that it's not him. Not my beautiful brother, the golden boy who everyone loved. Yet, deep down, I've always known this would eventually happen.
What did you do this time, Eli? What the hell did you do?
"Nina Laurin's psychological suspense thrill ride will have you ripping through its pages at warp speed as you dig for the truth about a fateful event that drove two twin siblings apart."PopSugar.com
"[A]n intense psychological thriller that has a surprise twist... Laurin provides an insightful look at how secrets can shatter a bond between twins."Publishers Weekly
"A twisty, mind-bending thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat as she probes the bond and secrets between twins."USAToday.com
"There are an abundance of suspense/thriller writers, but none is better than Nina Laurin at fooling the reader as her plotline takes numerous 90 degree turns, while she builds suspense one red herring at a time. What My Sister Knew is a thriller built on shifting sands; just as one feels solid ground under his feet, the earth cracks open, and the reader falls into the abyss where nothing and no one is trustworthy. Laurin writes in prose that is both eloquent and concise, and is a genius at hiding the truth in plain sight if only the reader would think of the psychology of the characters rather than the evidence. No suspense fan should miss this book."NYJournalof Books.com
"There's no sophomore slump here; Laurin's riveting second novel is full of unexpected twists and dark turns. [T]his is a read you won't want to put down."RTBookReviews.com
"One of the best things a novel can do is keep you guessing, and Nina Laurin's sophomore effort does exactly that. What My Sister Knew is a rich, complex story about the effects of secrets, the lingering consequences of abuse, the inner workings of deeply troubled households, filial love, and the way we are shaped by trauma. Fans of psychological thrillers would be remiss to skip this one."CriminalElement.com
"Nina Laurin delivers an action-packed, mind-bending ride. Just when you think you've discovered the truth, a new secret is revealed, making you question whether there really is a line between good and evil."Wendy Walker, bestselling author of All is Not Forgotten
"4 Stars! I am two for two when it comes to Nina Laurin's books! The book starts out with questions, suspense, and intrigue, and slowly builds to a bursting crescendo as we learn more about Andrea, Eli, and their family. If you had a chance to read the author's first novel and enjoyed it, I'm positive you'll gobble up What My Sister Knew as well. It was a fast read that had me flying through the pages and entertained me for hours on end."TheSuspenseIsThrillingMe.com
"A dramatic, suspenseful, incredibly thrilling novel that focuses on the sibling dynamic. It's a must-read for anyone who loves a good thriller."SarahScoop.com
|Publisher:||Grand Central Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.10(d)|