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The mysterious and brutal death of her twin sister brings a young woman back to New York, where she joins forces with a police detective -- and former lover -- to probe the dark secrets of her sister's lifestyle....

Title : Sibs
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ISBN : 9780812531244
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 376 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Sibs Reviews

  • Karl
    2018-12-29 15:50

    This is copy 51 of 500 editions signed by F. Paul Wilson.

  • Rebecca McNutt
    2019-01-06 11:05

    Sibs was really interesting, but at times it seemed that the characters just weren't real enough to care about, and the plot got really predictable about halfway through.

  • Nick
    2019-01-11 12:56

    Pretty demented thriller. Starts as one thing then takes a bizarre turn into the weird.

  • Maťa
    2019-01-11 15:06

    2,5/5Tak toto bola jedna z najdesivejších kníh, čo som kedy čítala. Ak nie aj úplne najdesivejšia. Až na to, že mi to prišlo celkom absurdné. Začiatok bol super a aj zaujímavý nápad to malo, ale ja som sa rýchlo začala nudiť, postavy boli nezaujímavé a vlastne to vo mne nezanechalo žiaden veľký dojem.

  • Adam
    2018-12-27 11:04

    Grabbed me from the start. Fast paced, fun...and creepy. Everything I love about Wilson.

  • Sean Newgent
    2018-12-28 16:08

    I wish I could say I finished this novel but I could barely make it to the quarter-point. F. Paul Wilson is a great writer but this novel seems to be him not really caring perhaps. Maybe he liked the idea a lot but couldn't figure out a decent way to execute it as much of the beginning of the novel, the part I read, was hum-drum and boring, presenting a couple of weak main characters and a bizarre feminist quality that was kind of strange and didn't seem realistic at all. Main character Kara's daughter is old enough to be able to point out how misogynistic Price is Right is but doesn't know the word materialism. Like, I can understand the feminist viewpoint permeating the young girls life but it seems kind of crazy to treat her as a dumb child through much of the book yet have her calling out misogyny. On top of that, I don't care for the characters and because I am so detached from them, I could care less about the plot itself which revolves around Kara's journey of discovering her sister's secret life. And topping things off is the editing. This is a poorly edited piece of literature that is full of grammatical mistakes and typos that are hard to ignore. A spattering through a novel is par for the course, but the sheer number in this makes it hard to believe this is a professional publication. Overall, 70 pages in and I can say that I don't see myself continuing. Whether its worth the slog to get to the finale that is apparently well-done is up to the reader. For me I don't need instant satisfaction from a plot, but I need some semblance of connection. And Sibs is too detached to make for a compelling read.

  • Mandy
    2019-01-18 17:52

    That was one of the weirdest books I've ever read...

  • Jackie Jameson
    2019-01-11 14:00

    Kinda weird read interspersed with lots of boring stuff. Really suspenseful last chapters saved the book for me, but the ending premise calls for too much suspending of disbelief for me.

  • Lisa Lilly
    2018-12-27 17:56

    Like F. Paul Wilson's other books, this one is full of suspense and compelling characters. Kara travels to New York City to try to understand her twin's apparent suicide. Kelly was engaged in a threesome and jumped or was thrown out the window of a high rise. Kara can't believe this behavior fits with her twin's personality and lifestyle. Throughout the book, the possible explanations for Kelly's behavior and her death expand and change as Kara becomes more and more entwined in her sister's world. Some of the twists and turns I expected, others took me by surprise.The book was published over 20 years ago and is set in the 90s, but at times the characters' attitudes seem more fitting to the 70s. For instance, one night Kara drinks too much and passes out. Her ex-boyfriend Rob, who is portrayed as still loving her, stays the night. When Kara wakes up, she is relieved to find Rob didn't have sex with her while she was unconscious. This makes her think what a great guy he is. I found this appalling -- what was she doing with a guy who she thinks even might be capable of that? The fact that Kara is allegedly a feminist makes this even more surprising. Also, it's a little hard to like Rob when he chuckles over Kara's supposed feminism, which involves things he thinks are ridiculous, like the idea of wanting her daughter to be aware of ways the media exploits women's bodies. The good thing about these types of passages is that they reminded me that things really have changed (though slowly) in this regard. For writers, reading the book now highlights how changing cultural attitudes can affect the way readers view characters. It's also a good study in how to work in supernatural aspects of a mystery to make them believable to both the characters in the book and readers.

  • David Bonesteel
    2018-12-29 12:08

    Kara Wade returns to New York to investigate the death of her sister, who leapt from a hotel window after having sex with two strangers. Although the police consider it a suicide, Kara is not convinced and joins forces with her cop ex-boyfriend.This is a creepy novel with some nice twists that I enjoyed even though I was able to see most of them coming. Some of the characterization is weak; there are several points where some of the confusion could have been cleared up if the characters would just talk to each other and it's not clear why they don't, but none of these are fatal to the plot. Author F. Paul Wilson also makes much of Kara being a feminist, which sometimes makes the book feel as if it were sitting in his drawer for 15 or 20 years before being published. However, in a book like this, the plot is all important and Wilson has a good one. It drags a bit in the middle, but it really picks up for the last 70 pages or so.

  • David B
    2019-01-07 17:51

    Kara Wade returns to New York to investigate the death of her sister, who leapt from a hotel window after having sex with two strangers. Although the police consider it a suicide, Kara is not convinced and joins forces with her cop ex-boyfriend.This is a creepy novel with some nice twists that I enjoyed even though I was able to see most of them coming. Some of the characterization is weak; there are several points where some of the confusion could have been cleared up if the characters would just talk to each other and it's not clear why they don't, but none of these are fatal to the plot. Author F. Paul Wilson also makes much of Kara being a feminist, which sometimes makes the book feel as if it were sitting in his drawer for 15 or 20 years before being published. However, in a book like this, the plot is all important and Wilson has a good one. It drags a bit in the middle, but it really picks up for the last 70 pages or so.

  • Nicholas
    2019-01-06 11:12

    Good, solid idea paired with Wilson's always good writing. However, the book suffers from one minor, but oddly important flaw: The protagonist is a woman. Now now, put your pitchforks and torches away. I don't have a problem with female protagonists. No, the problem I have is that in the entire time he's been writing, the closest FPW has come to writing a decent female character has been Vickie, the 6-year old in the Repairman Jack stories. His female characters are all the same. They're supposed to be strong, independent women, but they end up coming up like TV sitcom moms (and if you've paid attention, you know they lean towards being awful, awful people). It also doesn't help that this particular female character is called out specifically as a feminist, but it's some weird Libertarian fantasy of pseudo-feminism.

  • Mommacat
    2019-01-01 15:54

    First of all, if you don't like series books stop reading right here. SIBS is part of Wilson's Secret History of the World - over 20 books at this writing - incredible books, I might add. They include books from his Repairman Jack series so you might want to rethink not reading series!SIBS could be enjoyed as a stand alone novel but questions would arise that would be answered if you had read novels such as REBORN. This thriller will appeal to those who like to think. Can you figure this one out?

  • Tim Healy
    2018-12-27 16:49

    What shall I say about this one? I find that Wilson's writing is engaging, even when the story is not one of his best. This one has interesting elements, but it does come off seeming a bit too much like a male sex fantasy of submissive women (even the liberated ones). All of them come off as needing a man to rescue them. Fortunately for us, there's the ex-boyfriend...the heroic New York City police detective. It's a little clichéd. The actual idea behind this book is fascinating. I wish I had liked the executed story more than I did.

  • David
    2018-12-27 11:10

    I've mentioned several times that F. Paul Wilson reminds me of Dean Koontz's writing, particularly the latter's early to mid '80s period with quietly developing weird psychological elements, with a touch of supernatural thrown in for good measure...none more than this book thus far. This is one of Wilson's more audacious book, very outspoken with the sexual elements (which ultimately tie into an important element of the plot), and quite disturbing. It develops rather slowly, but with control and is still a page turner in its own way.

  • Maria
    2019-01-07 17:15

    I was able to figure out who did it pretty early on. I sometimes found myself more annoyed with rather than sympathetic for the female protagonist. Some of the characters' prose seemed awkward and stilted, especially the villain's monologue. I would have liked it less had I spent money on it. However, I had borrowed it from the library so I found it to be an enjoyable casual read.

  • Nso
    2018-12-31 17:02

    A nice addition to the Secret History of the World theme in F. Paul Wilson's books. It's a story about twins and mind control. It starts and finishes well with an expected but still interesting twist at the end.

  • Jon Mamaril
    2018-12-30 18:54

    sometimes I'm not in the mood for a female protagonist

  • Gary
    2018-12-24 15:54

    Great Book. All of Mr Wilson's books are great!

  • Shreela
    2019-01-21 15:57

    My least favorite FPW book; creepy.

  • Jon
    2019-01-21 12:15

    A story that holds your interest from the start. Great twist, but could have used an explanation.

  • Mark Turner
    2019-01-02 19:16

    After a very slow start this book got more interesting once the plot was revealed and it became a lot more readable.

  • Mike Bass
    2019-01-01 14:04

    Re-reading

  • Heather
    2019-01-15 16:04

    Not wilson's best by a long shot. Luckily, since 1991, he's improved quite a bit. I suggest he stay away from female protagonists. He just doesn't have a good feel for the female mind.

  • Lori Stevenson
    2018-12-28 16:57

    Incredibly dull. It was saved from a one star rating for one reason only: the last 70 or so pages have an interesting plot twist. Not recommmended.

  • Ron Judenberg
    2019-01-16 15:12

    to-read

  • Craig Nuel
    2018-12-31 17:04

    Good f Paul Wilson book. If you like repairman jack series you will like this. It was the first real book I read in a while. Not on kindle. I kinda miss it

  • Kimberly
    2019-01-07 15:01

    Great read, but so many typos that it was distracting!

  • Manwithpez
    2019-01-12 12:08

    Ugh.

  • Gordon
    2019-01-02 17:54

    Multiple personality disorder leads to horror in this light and entertaining read.