The Half Sister by Catherine Chanter

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We’re delighted to offer six sets of ten proofs of The Half Sister by Catherine Chanter to UK reading groups, in exchange for honest reviews on Amazon or Goodreads. Would your reading group like to be the first to read Catherine’s psychologically intense new novel?

About the Book:
When she was sixteen, Diana left her unhappy family and set out to make a new life. Twenty-five years later, she has arrived. Recently married to Edmund, she lives with him at his family’s historic country home.

But when Diana hears that her mother has died, she impulsively asks estranged half-sister Valerie and her nine-year-old son to stay. The night of the funeral, fueled by wine and years of resentment, the sisters argue and a terrible accident occurs. The foundations of a well-ordered life start to crack and the lies begin to surface, one dangerous secret after another. And then there’s the boy, watching, waiting.

The Half Sister is a profound and haunting portrayal of those who are imprisoned by their past and by the struggle to find the words which will release them.

About the author:
Catherine Chanter was born and raised in the West Country. She has led education provision within the NHS for young people with significant mental health problems and currently works for a charity which seeks to engage excluded and vulnerable children and teenagers in learning.

Her debut novel, The Well, won the 2013 Lucy Cavendish Prize for Unpublished Fiction, was longlisted for the 2015 CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger, and was picked for the Richard and Judy Book Club.

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