The Favorite Sister

The Favorite Sister

A Novel

Book - 2018
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***NATIONAL BESTSELLER***

"Engrossing...Deliciously savage and wildly entertaining."-- People Magazine (Book of the Week)

From Jessica Knoll--author of Luckiest Girl Alive , the instant New York Times bestseller and the bestselling debut novel of 2015--comes a blisteringly paced thriller starring two sisters who join the cast of a reality TV series. One won't make it out alive. So...who did it?

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.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781501153198
Branch Call Number: EXPRESS
Characteristics: 374 p. ;,24 cm

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KatG1983
Oct 31, 2018

If you watch any of the Real Housewives shows, this book will entertain you. A splashy look at the inner tensions and dramatics of a reality tv show. It's not exactly sophisticated literature, but was a fun book to read over a weekend.

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trishjames
Oct 15, 2018

I tried to get into this book. Got about 50 pages in and couldn't do it anymore. What a bunch of nonsense.

JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Sep 05, 2018

A scandalous mystery set against the backdrop of a reality tv show. Lots of women behaving badly...not a ton of depth, but entertaining.

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dianepurchase
Aug 30, 2018

The previous comments are correct based on the fact that it takes a while to get into this book. There are a lot of characters and in the beginning it’s a little confusing. I’m a huge Real Housewives fan and I stuck through it. In the end it was worth it. About 1/3 through the book picked up and was really good. I don’t regret finishing it. As for the reviews comparing to Luckiest Girl Alive, I thought that was slow to start as well.

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Artnick
Aug 30, 2018

I should have listened to everyone else. This book is nothing like Knoll's first book which I loved! I couldn't get into it, I found it confusing and as another commenter says...life is too short for bad books. So disappointing

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carriebeacom
Aug 24, 2018

I could not get into this book. I gave up after 60 pages. Worst book ever.

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kmbratt
Aug 13, 2018

Couldn't get into this book, jumps around. quitting after 60 pages.

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ckoscheka
Aug 01, 2018

I was really looking forward to this book, since I enjoyed Knoll's Luckiest Girl Alive so much. However, after many attempts, I just could not get into this book. I finally gave up. Life is too short for bad books!

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yorkshire10
Jul 11, 2018

I really looked forward to reading this, yet barely made it half way through. It was so disappointing, confusing, and poorly written.

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mfabisiak
Jun 26, 2018

Wish I had read the reviews first. Lousy writing, pretentious and confusing. Didn’t make it past chapter three.

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