“a terrific summer read” Richard & Judy 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 is shattered by the news that her headstrong younger sister, Mia, has been found dead 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 is a compelling story of the enduring connection between sisters.
“a terrific summer read” Richard & Judy Summer Book Club ‘Essential reading if you have a sister, as Clarke has totally nailed the complexities of that relationship. It’s perfectly paced …oh, you’ll want to quit your job and go travelling’. HEAT ‘You don’t have to go on your hols to appreciate this amazing beach read – the captivating story will send you to far-flung, exotic destinations… A gripping, unpredictable page-turner.’ NOW ‘Lucy Clarke’s debut novel had me hanging on its every word. It manages to be both an interesting and dramatic story and also beautifully written. I found it extremely thought-provoking… With this absorbing, heartbreaking novel, Lucy Clarke shows she’s a writing force to be reckoned with. Bring on novel number two!’ FABULOUS (The Sun on Sunday) ‘It’s a thrilling and perceptive debut which captures the complex relationship between sisters and loss at its rawest. Trust us, you won’t be able to put it down.’ COSMOPOLITAN ‘This may be set in sunny places like Bali and Maui but underneath lies the darker story of two sisters…deeply moving’ STAR ‘Moving back and forward between past and present, London, Australia and Bali, this is an atmospheric and enjoyable page-turner that makes good use of the exotic settings.’ SUNDAY MIRROR ‘This beautifully written story of secrets and sisterly bonds is twisty and intriguing – a total page-turner’ CLOSER ‘I thought this book w as quite gripping and read it in two days. I think that book clubs would find plenty to discuss on many levels; sibling rivalry, how death can divide or bring together families and the way travel can help to develop a person.’ NEWBOOKS magazine
Lucy Clarke has a first class degree in English Literature, and is a passionate traveller and diarist. She has worked as a presenter of social enterprise events, a creative writing workshop leader, and she is now a full-time novelist. Lucy is married to James Cox, a professional windsurfer, and together they spend their winters travelling and their summers at their home on the south coast of England.