"This emotional novel showcases Novak's exceptional talent at creating genuine characters and real-life situations we sometimes try to dodge. The power of family is strong, and the element of mystery is stable throughout this romance.... Completely engrossing with a twist at the end you wouldn't dare dream of!" -RT Book Reviews, Top Pick "The Secret Sister is...a great book that romance readers and fans of general fiction are bound to enjoy." -Portland Book Review "Skillful plotting, well-developed characters (a blind little girl is adorable), a delightful romance, toxic family dynamics, and a puzzling mystery make this story a rewarding read that will appeal to both romance and women's fiction fans." -Library Journal "In her latest, Novak (This Heart of Mine, 2015) neatly entwines contemporary romance and women's fiction by delivering the emotionally compelling romance readers expect while at the same time thoughtfully exploring the other relationships every woman has in her life. Add a gothic-tinged plot, and you have a book with wide reader appeal." -Booklist "The Secret Sister by Brenda Novak is indeed the best romantic thriller I have read... Brenda Novak has a raw talent for bringing her novels to life. Realistic, suspenseful, and an edge of your seat romance that will have readers coming back for more." -The San Francisco Book Review "The Secret Sister highly suggests some sort of sinister end to the missing member of their family. Brenda Novak leads us along with the characters on a path to discovery.... Candidly, the ending will surprise and that is of course Novak's brilliant intent. So put on your investigator cap and join the fun." -Fresh Fiction "While this was a good romance, it was also a mystery. Did Maisey have an older sister that she did remember? Did she die? What happened to her? The reader will love following this mystery to its resolution. Great book. Highly recommended!" -MysteriesEtc.