Underwhelming Storytelling

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Minotaur Books and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of The Half Sister. I voluntarily chose to review this book and my opinion is freely given.

Family secrets have a way of getting out, whether you want them to or not. When a young woman appears on the doorstep, claiming to be a half sister that no one knew about, will Lauren, Kate, and their mother accept the woman's story? As digging into the story yields surprising truths, will the family ever be the same?

The notion of finding family using DNA profiling sites is nothing new in today's society. The Half Sister delves deep into the subject, but really did not transport me into the dysfunctional family dynamic that results from the search. None of the characters were all that likable and the side plots overwhelm the main story line. Overall, I was underwhelmed by the storytelling and I would be hesitant to recommend The Half Sister to other readers.