The Deadly Sister by Eliot Schrefer is a mystery novel with complex twists and turns. Abby Goodwin has always been the overprotective sister. Saving her sister, Maya, was almost like a part-time job for her. Unfortunately, as they grew up and matured, they started drifting apart. One day, Abby finds Jefferson Andrews, the popular, the smart, and the “perfect” boy at their high school dead. As she slowly unravels and follows the trails of clues, everything points to Maya and everyone suspects Maya. Will Abby be able to protect her sister one last time?
I enjoyed this book but not as much as other books I’ve read. I would probably rate this book 3 stars. The twists and turns were predictable at times even to someone who doesn’t usually read mystery books. At times I had to put the book down and try again the next day. In my opinion, this book is good for people who want to try the mystery genre but most avid mystery readers would find the book predictable. The cover helps convey what kind of book this is, especially with the yellow tape. However, I enjoyed the final twist at the end and it really finished Abby’s character development.