The Favorite Sister by Jessica KnollThe Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll

The Favorite Sister

byJessica Knoll

Paperback | May 15, 2018

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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.
Jessica Knoll has been a senior editor at Cosmopolitan, and the articles editor at SELF. She grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and graduated from The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York. Her book Luckiest Girl Alive made The New York Times Bestseller List in 201...
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Title:The Favorite SisterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:May 15, 2018Publisher:Simon & SchusterLanguage:English

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Reviews

Rated 1 out of 5 by from its ok. I decided to give this author another try but found myself still not a fan, the writing style is just not for me. characters dont really stand out when you read the book
Date published: 2018-06-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from not good this wasnt a good book, it was hard to get into and took forever to understand the characters. not recommended
Date published: 2018-06-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was okay I wasn't a huge fan of this particular book by this author as there seemed to be an eclectic group of characters which made it difficult to fully connect with them. Some 'personalties' were a little over the top and made the character a littles less believable to me.
Date published: 2018-05-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from strong characterization i really like the characterization in this book. i haven't read Knoll's other books but I think I may try them out based on this one.
Date published: 2018-05-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not for me Was given an early copy for my honest review. I decided to give this author another try but found myself still not a fan. The writing has improved for me from the first book but I could not connect to any of the characters. I forgot about each character as their chapter ended and couldn't remember how they all connected to each other. If you didn't like the first book I suggest you pass on this one as well.
Date published: 2018-05-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bold Characters With Twists Galore 4.5 stars Oooowheee, friends. Jessica Knoll did not come here to play. THE FAVORITE SISTER is frank look at the problems hidden within the feminism we all know and love (or kind of love, anyway. Like, in principle). This book worked on so many levels, and although the names come fast and furious in the first opening chapters, once I settled in, I became ravenous. Twists, secrets, betrayals, and subtext are the name of the (multiple) games in TFS. Fans of reality TV will go bananas, as will anyone looking to read a book about powerful, rich women who speak out of both sides of their mouth, with the ultimate goal of self-preservation and success. And oh what these characters will do to succeed.
Date published: 2018-05-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Glamour, Mystery and Drama What you can expect: mystery, backstabbing, glamour and drama. I could best categorize "The Favourite Sister" by Jessica Knoll as a women's fiction novel. The theme is a reality show similar to "The Housewives of" except that all but one of the women are not mothers and are portrayed as successful YOUNG women. Once a woman reaches the dreaded age of 34 she will be let go from the show. The point of view switches from present, to past and from character to character. I think this is what makes the novel so difficult to get through. It is hard to know which point of view you are in when you put down the novel and come back to it. The characters themselves are complex and each have a very distinctive personality. As readers we find out at the very beginning that one of the "Housewives" has been killed and then the plot goes through the events of the past to reconstruct what happened. I do sort of wish we were given just slightly more information about the death at the beginning, just something more to hold onto as the novel goes on. In the middle of the story the plot drags on a bit to the point where as a reader you might even second guess that someone is really going to die at the end. As a reader I wanted to be more engaged in the mystery than in the drama and glamour of each woman. As many other reviewers have mentioned, the conclusion is very abrupt. After a lengthy novel that takes a while to plough through, I felt somewhat letdown by the ending. Overall I have given "The Favorite Sister" a 3 out of 5. I think some people will just enjoy the drama and glamour of the women's lives and not be too concerned about the mystery in the plot. For myself I wouldn't pick it up to re-read it again. I also want to thank NetGalley and the Publisher MacMillan for the opportunity to read an ebook copy of "The Favorite Sister" by Jessica Knoll.
Date published: 2018-04-15

Editorial Reviews

*** PRAISE FOR LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE BY JESSICA KNOLL [A] huge summer read . . . one of those great stories that you can’t put down!”—Reese Witherspoon, InStyle “The perfect page-turner to start your summer.”—People (Book of the Week) “Dark, twisty . . . razor-sharp writing . . . propulsive prose . . . [The] reveal is a real doozy—a legitimately shocking, completely unputdownable sequence that unfolds like a slow-motion horror film. It instantly elevates Luckiest Girl . . . and that momentum keeps going until its final pages.”—EW “Loved Gone Girl? We promise [Luckiest Girl Alive is] just as addictive.”—Good Housekeeping “A pulse-pounding, jaw-dropping novel about how tragedy twists and shapes lives.”—InTouch (A-) “When Ani FaNelli wants something, she gets it: the job, the body, the man. What starts as a Mean Girls-seeming story line transforms into something so dark, so plot-twistingly intense that…well, actually, no spoilers here.” —Marie Claire “A knockout debut novel . . . completely enthralling . . . devilishly dark and fun.”—Publishers Weekly “[Ani FaNelli is] a cross between Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw and Gone Girl’s Amy Dunne. . . . Knoll’s debut truly delivers and will keep readers engaged until the end.”—Library Journal “This is going to be the book you insist all your friends read this summer. . . . [A] clever, cunning satire on the female condition in the 21st century.”—Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel