🎉 Happy Publication Day to Jessica Knoll and The Favorite Sister! Reality TV fans, I think you will love this one! 🎉
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
4 questioning reality stars to The Favorite Sister! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Five successful women are appearing on a reality show called Goal Diggers, and the season ends with the murder of one of the stars. The book covers the events leading up to the murder.
I don’t watch tv often, but when I do, my flavor of choice is reality tv. I think it’s partially because I’m part of the reality tv generation. Just as soon as I hit adulthood, Survivor, Big Brother, and The Bachelor, were on everyone’s watch list. I also watch because it’s a true escape from my own reality. Mind numbing? Sure. But it can also be thought-provoking, and I found some room for that in this book as well.
On the surface, this is a story about reality television where women are stabbing each other in the back and being paid. When I dug deeper, I thought about our reality culture and the thin line between truth and fiction. I also reflected on sisterhood, and the competition and drama that can ensue, even when cameras are not rolling, filming your every eye roll and blunder.
I found the author’s writing to be intelligent and provocative with a blush of feminism if you are in-tune to it. I would expect nothing less from Jessica Knoll.
I enjoyed reading and discussing this one with my Traveling Sisters!
Thank you to Jessica Knoll, Simon Schuster, and Netgalley for the ARC. The Favorite Sister is available now!
My reviews can also be found on my shiny new blog: www.jennifertarheelreadercom
When five hyper-successful women agree to appear on a reality series set in New York City called Goal Diggers, the producers never expect the season will end in murder…
Brett’s the fan favorite. Tattooed and only twenty-seven, the meteoric success of her spin studio—and her recent engagement to her girlfriend—has made her the object of jealousy and vitriol from her cast mates.
Kelly, Brett’s older sister and business partner, is the most recent recruit, dismissed as a hanger-on by veteran cast. The golden child growing up, she defers to Brett now—a role which requires her to protect their shocking secret.
Stephanie, the first black cast member and the oldest, is a successful bestselling author of erotic novels. There have long been whispers about her hot, non-working actor-husband and his wandering eye, but this season the focus is on the rift that has opened between her and Brett, former best friends—and resentment soon breeds contempt.
Lauren, the start-up world’s darling whose drinking has gotten out of control, is Goal Diggers’ recovery narrative—everyone loves a comeback story.
And Jen, made rich and famous through her cultishly popular vegan food line plays a holistic hippie for the cameras, but is perhaps the most ruthless of them all when the cameras are off.