Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll

The Favorite Sister
by Jessica Knoll

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Just released: May 15, 2018
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Genre: Women's Fiction
Hardback: 384
Rating: 4

First sentence(s):
A man whose name I do not know slides his hand under the hem of my new blouse, connecting the cable to the lavalier mic clipped to my collar.

When five hyper-successful women agree to appear on a reality series set in New York City called Goal Diggers, the producers never expect the season will end in murder…

Brett's the fan favorite. Tattooed and only twenty-seven, the meteoric success of her spin studio—and her recent engagement to her girlfriend—has made her the object of jealousy and vitriol from her castmates.

Kelly, Brett's older sister and business partner, is the most recent recruit, dismissed as a hanger-on by veteran cast. The golden child growing up, she defers to Brett now—a role which requires her to protect their shocking secret.

Stephanie, the first black cast member and the oldest, is a successful bestselling author of erotic novels. There have long been whispers about her hot, non-working actor-husband and his wandering eye, but this season the focus is on the rift that has opened between her and Brett, former best friends—and resentment soon breeds contempt.

The Favorite Sister explores the invisible barriers that prevent women from rising up the ranks in today's America—and offers a scathing take on the oft-lionized bonds of sisterhood, and the relentless pressure to stay young, relevant, and salable.

Quote to note:
Healthy people are people who feel connected to their communities, who are loved and supported by these around them, and who have a sense of purpose in their lives.
page 14, chapter 1


My two-bits:

Felt like a Mean Girls as grown ups - still mean.

This story gives a good dose of the lifestyle of reality tv stars which include a bunch of unlikable characters.


* part of BookSparks Reading Challenge, Summer (here)


  1. Oh ouch! Sounds like the sparks fly and not in a good way. Still, murder on a reality TV set could get me to read it. :)

  2. I really like Mean Girls and this one sounds intriguing, especially featuring unlikable characters.


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