Review: The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll
Title: The Favorite Sister
Author: Jessica Knoll
Release Date: May 15, 2018
Rating: 3/5 Stars
Synopsis from Goodreads: 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 cast mates. 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. Lauren, the start-up world’s darling whose drinking has gotten out of control, is Goal Diggers’ recovery narrative—everyone loves a comeback story. And Jen, made rich and famous through her cultishly popular vegan food line plays a holistic hippie for the cameras, but is perhaps the most ruthless of them all when the cameras are off
My Review: I was really interested when I read the synopsis. I mean reality tv, catty women and a murder? What’s not to like. Well as it turns out there are a few things. The first issue I had was that I didn’t like any of the characters. There wasn’t anyone to root for so although I wanted to know how the murder played out I didn’t really have any other reason to keep reading. There were some good aspects to the book though. The book is a quick read with lots of twists. There were a lot of good points about how women need to support each other. Although I didn’t enjoy it, it’s still worth a read if the plot sounds interesting to you!
*I received this book from Booksparks and Simon and Schuster in exchange for an honest review*