The Sea Sisters by Lucy Clarke

Two sisters, one life-changing journey…
There are some currents in the relationship between sisters that run so dark and so deep. It’s better for the people swimming on the surface never to know what’s beneath . . .
Katie’s carefully structured world’s shattered by the news that her headstrong younger sister, Mia’s body has washed ashore in Bali. And the police claim it was suicide.
With only the entries of Mia’s travel journal as her guide. Katie retraces the last few months of her sister’s life, and – page by page, country by country – begins to uncover the mystery surrounding her death.
What she discovers changes everything. But will her search for the truth push their sisterly bond – and Katie – to breaking point?
The Sea Sisters reaffirms the connection that runs as strong as the blood through our veins when it comes to family.
Katie and Mia, seem world’s apart. Katie’s settled in London with a great job and a wedding to plan for. Mia is flighty and in need of her reason for life. So hoping that travelling will help her decide who she is and what she wants from life she sets off on an adventure around the world with best friend Flynn.
But late one night, Katie’s woken by the police. They’ve found Mia’s body and the conclusion is she took her own life.
As the news sinks in Katie is sure that Mia would never have resorted to something so final. So along with Mia’s backpack and journal, Katie embarks on a journey around the world in search of the truth, what really happened in the 6 months since Katie saw Mia last………..
I found this to be a heart warming and touching story.
Katie and Mia were close as children, a connection that had grown stronger with the fact that their dad was no longer on the scene. but as they grew older their differences started to show as did the gap between them. It moved me to discover how much Katie learnt about Mia from her journal and in a way the journal taught Katy about herself as well.
Both the girls were wonderfully written characters but Mia was for me the character that stood out in the book. Her longing to discover who she was, and where her life was going, is something that I sympathise with.
And the ending was a perfect ending, it wasn’t like anything I was expecting but it made the story so much more poignant.
Lucy Clarke writes in such a descriptive manner that I felt every knock back the sisters had in life, it’s a story that makes you view life differently. You may not feel as though you belong in life but to someone your being is their reason,

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