The Prodigal Sister

Laura Elliot

Four sisters. Four secrets. One reunion to reconcile the past

Cathy fled her Dublin home when she was just fifteen years old, and pregnant. Starting a new life in New Zealand with her son Conor, and partner Kevin, she believes the secret she carries will never be revealed…

Rebecca was eighteen when her parents died and she took responsibility for her younger sisters. Years later, she is haunted by fears she hoped she’d conquered.

Freed from family duties, mother of three Julie is determined to recapture the dreams of her youth, but at what price?

Married to a possessive older man, Lauren embarks on a frantic love affair that threatens to destabilise her fragile world.

Anxious to make peace with her three sisters, Cathy invites them to her wedding. But as the women journey together through New Zealand towards their reunion, they are forced to confront the past as the secret shared histories of the Lambert sisters are revealed.

Accompany the Lambert sisters on their unforgettable journey – fans of Jojo Moyes and Liane Moriarty will be spellbound.

‘A page-turner…has all the ingredients of a bestseller.’ RTE

A gripping, multi-stranded novel… An unusual combination of fine writing, strong plotting and a huge cast of well-formed characters.’ Irish Examiner

An extraordinary, ambitious debut.‘ Deirdre Purcell

Read what everyone is saying about Laura’s novels

‘This was such a compelling read that had me hooked from the very first page, I consumed this book every spare second of the day.Afternoon Bookery

Entertaining and highly thought-provoking.’ Closer Magazine

‘A psychological thriller that will draw you in and won’t let you go until the end.’ 5/5 stars A Novel Mama

‘The storyline had me hooked from the start…breathtaking. My emotions were all over the place and even now writing this my heart is beating ten to the dozen. An absolute must read and I will certainly be reading more by this author.’ By the Letter Book Reviews

A very thought-provoking read.AJ Book Review Club

A bittersweet tale of love and heartache.’ Evening Echo

‘This page-turner is gripping, all the more because it presents the dilemmas of betrayal with brutal honesty.Irish Independent

A well-crafted and compelling story traces the deceits which begin unnoticed but end in the destruction of friendships and lives.’ Irish Times

A gripping tale of adultery and illusion.Evening Herald

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