27 November 2018

Review: THE STORM SISTER, Lucinda Riley

  • format: Kindle (Amazon)
  • File Size: 2225 KB
  • Print Length: 513 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1476759928
  • Publisher: Macmillan; Main Market edition (November 1, 2015)
  • Publication Date: October 27, 2015
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B014CQGCV8
  • series: THE SEVEN SISTERS, #2
Synopsis (Amazon)

Ally D'Apli├Ęse is about to compete in one of the world's most perilous yacht races, when she hears the news of her adoptive father's sudden, mysterious death. Rushing back to meet her five sisters at their family home, she discovers that her father - an elusive billionaire affectionately known to his daughters as Pa Salt - has left each of them a tantalising clue to their true heritage.

Ally has also recently embarked on a deeply passionate love affair that will change her destiny forever. But with her life now turned upside down, Ally decides to leave the open seas and follow the trail that her father left her, which leads her to the icy beauty of Norway . . .

There, Ally begins to discover her roots - and how her story is inextricably bound to that of a young unknown singer, Anna Landvik, who lived there over a hundred years before, and sang in the first performance of Grieg's iconic music set to Ibsen's play 'Peer Gynt'. As Ally learns more about Anna, she also begins to question who her father, Pa Salt, really was. And why is the seventh sister missing?

My Take

The format of this story is pretty predictable.
Ally is the second of the Seven Sisters to take on the challenge of discovering their birth place and heritage, a challenge left by their deceased adoptive father Pa Salt. He left each of them a letter, and the coordinates of the geographical location where they could start. In Ally's case he left her also a book to read and a little green frog.

At first Ally has no intention of following the clues through, but her circumstances change and she feels the need to know who she is.

The fact that I knew that the plot was to be Ally's present-day story and an investigation of her past, with all the mystery that contained, did not deter me. I have given it the label of "not crime fiction", but there is certainly plenty of mystery and a touch of romance.

I must confess that I first of all borrowed the book from my local library but then, daunted by the size, I bought it for my kindle.

But I'm now hooked. I want to read the next one, THE SHADOW SISTER, and I've bought it for my kindle. 

My rating: 4.5

I've also read
4.5, THE SEVEN SISTERS

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