The Good Sisters by Helen Phifer – review.


1933, Mother Superior Agnes offers sanctuary to a desperate young woman fleeing for her life. Only to wake in the morning to discover a terrible fate has befallen one of the Sisters – in a room locked from the inside. Agnes can’t help but fear that she has allowed a great evil to enter the convent, but she has no idea how far reaching the consequences of that one fateful night will be…

Over 80 years later, Kate Parker, divorced, alcoholic, and broke, moves into the dilapidated old convent she dreams of turning into a bed and breakfast, whilst changing her life. Although the locals refuse to go near the place at night, Kate is determined to stay while the renovations take place. But when she starts to hear strange noises at night, and the crucifixes she had removed reappear on the walls, Kate starts to suspect she is not entirely alone in her new home.

A chilling and disturbing new novel from the bestselling author of The Annie Graham Series.

About the author

Helen Phifer is the #1 bestselling crime and horror novelist of the Annie Graham and Lucy Harwin series. Helen lives in a small town in Cumbria with her husband and five children. Surrounded by miles of coastline and only a short drive from the beautiful Lake District. She has always loved writing and reading since the days she learnt how to in infant school. Unable to find enough of the scary stories she loves to read, she decided to write her own.

You can contact Helen at and on Facebook and Twitter: @helenphifer1.

My thoughts

‘The Good Sisters’ is fantastic and I loved every moment of it. As good battled evil, main character Kate had her own personal demons to deal with too and both battles were ginormous.

The story pacing was perfect, flitting between the nineteen thirties and present day. Both timelines were equally as compelling to read which kept me turning those pages at breakneck speed. There was also just the right amount of spooky. I enjoyed reading this book in bed, enjoying the nighttime peacefulness to absorb it in all its spine tingling glory.

Helen writes in such a way that is easy to read. Every description is clear and the speech between the characters is effortless. I so found myself cheering Ollie and Kate on, dying to see how their relationship would develop.

This book is a winning haunted house novel and I enjoyed every minute of it. It’s frightening, tragic and gets top marks on the spooky scale! In fact, it’s spooktacular!

Thanks for reading!

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Carla Kovach – author of Amazon and iBooks bestselling DI Gina Harte crime series.


About Carla

Welcome to my blog! I’m the author of the DI Gina Harte Series, first book is called The Next Girl. I love and live for writing and reading (and sketching - haha). My other passion is filmmaking. My feature film 'Penny for the Guy' is a work in progress. If you enjoy a bit of horror, look out for it in the future. I'm on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Feel free to join me on other platforms. I blog about many random things but books, travel and art are my favourites.
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