This sample consists of the prologue and the first three chapters of Little Sister. My feeling upon beginning to read was one of unease. In the prologue, the narrator, who the reader later discovers is Jess, is addressing a child. It is clear that she thinks highly of the child, but as a babysitter, it seemed to me that Jess' connection with the child was unnaturally close. The sense of unease made me want to continue reading and find out more about Jess and the child and their relationship to each other.
The chapters in Little Sister appear to be written from alternating viewpoints. In this sample, we read the viewpoints of Jess and her sister, Emily. The use of this technique suggests that neither narrator will be 100% reliable, and I am intrigued to find out more about these characters and the reasons they would have to lie. The chapter written from Emily's viewpoint reveals that Jess and Emily have only recently regained contact with each other. This left me with several unanswered questions and I am keen to keep reading to discover more about the dynamics of their relationship.
The sample ends at the start of a police investigation, so it is clear that there will be an element of "whodunnit" to Little Sister. I look forward to the twists and turns that this will bring.
Little Sister will be published in full in April and is available from Amazon.