Review: The Favorite Sister

The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll

Clues to describe this book: Fame, Gossip, Feminism, Sisterhood

Disclaimer: I received a free advanced digital copy of this book from Simon & Schuster in exchange for my honest opinion. This has no effect on my opinion, review, or rating.

Review: The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll is a thriller that revolves around five successful women who are star in reality TV show called Goal Diggers that showcases their businesses and their personal lives. It’s revealed from the beginning that one of the stars have been murdered and the story describes events leading to that point. This novel is filled with gossip, backstabbing, and lies. The plot sounded intriguing, but the actual book was underwhelming. I was ready to quit reading the book a quarter into it, but I knew I had to finish if I wanted to give a fair and unbiased review. All the characters are unlikable and play the victim role. The narration varies among Brett, Kelly, and Stephanie. The main issues I had with this novel were that there was too much character background and just too many characters in the story. There wasn’t too much distinction among the characters. I also didn’t like the blatant push for feminism in this particular novel – it felt like it was trying to hard to be with the time. The story only got interesting in the last quarter of the novel. This hardly felt like a mystery or thriller and felt more of a contemporary. I would recommend skipping this book. The book releases on Tuesday 5/15.

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