The Favorite Sister

The Favorite Sister

A Novel

Book - 2018
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"When five hypersuccessful 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 27, the meteoric success of her spin studio, and her 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 that requires her to protect their shocking secret. Stephanie, the first black cast member and the oldest, is a successful best-selling author of erotic novels. There have long been whispers about her hot, nonworking 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. Lauren, the start-up world's darling whose drinking has gotten out of control, is Goal Diggers' recovery narrative, everyone loves a comeback story. And Jen, made rich and famous through her cultishly popular vegan food line plays a holistic hippie for the cameras, but is perhaps the most ruthless of them all when the cameras are off"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781501153198
9781501153204
9781501153211
Characteristics: 374 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number: KNOLL, J

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List - 10 Great Beachy Reads
DCLadults May 25, 2018

You will see this pink umbrella on pool chairs everywhere this summer. It's an engrossing whodunit set behind the scenes of a fictional Housewives-style reality TV show.

Genre: Contemporary; mystery; thriller; women's. Excerpt from Kirkus Reviews: "Knoll (Luckiest Girl Alive, 2015) turns her cynical eye to sibling rivalry and the twisted—and, in this case, murderous—world of reality TV... Dizzying and overwrought but salaciously entertaining nonetheless.&quo... Read More »


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trishjames
Oct 15, 2018

I tried to get into this book. Got about 50 pages in and couldn't do it anymore. What a bunch of nonsense.

JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Sep 05, 2018

A scandalous mystery set against the backdrop of a reality tv show. Lots of women behaving badly...not a ton of depth, but entertaining.

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dianepurchase
Aug 30, 2018

The previous comments are correct based on the fact that it takes a while to get into this book. There are a lot of characters and in the beginning it’s a little confusing. I’m a huge Real Housewives fan and I stuck through it. In the end it was worth it. About 1/3 through the book picked up and was really good. I don’t regret finishing it. As for the reviews comparing to Luckiest Girl Alive, I thought that was slow to start as well.

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Artnick
Aug 30, 2018

I should have listened to everyone else. This book is nothing like Knoll's first book which I loved! I couldn't get into it, I found it confusing and as another commenter says...life is too short for bad books. So disappointing

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carriebeacom
Aug 24, 2018

I could not get into this book. I gave up after 60 pages. Worst book ever.

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kmbratt
Aug 13, 2018

Couldn't get into this book, jumps around. quitting after 60 pages.

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ckoscheka
Aug 01, 2018

I was really looking forward to this book, since I enjoyed Knoll's Luckiest Girl Alive so much. However, after many attempts, I just could not get into this book. I finally gave up. Life is too short for bad books!

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yorkshire10
Jul 11, 2018

I really looked forward to reading this, yet barely made it half way through. It was so disappointing, confusing, and poorly written.

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mfabisiak
Jun 26, 2018

Wish I had read the reviews first. Lousy writing, pretentious and confusing. Didn’t make it past chapter three.

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AnneCarolineDrake
Jun 09, 2018

Huge, huge, huge disappointment after the Luckiest Girl Alive. Jessica Knoll needs to stick to what she knows and has experienced.

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