The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll

The Favorite Sister

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 ...


Details The Favorite Sister

TitleThe Favorite Sister
ISBN9781501153198
Author
Release DateMay 15th, 2018
PublisherSimon & Schuster
LanguageEnglish
GenreMystery, Fiction, Thriller, Did Not Finish, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit
Rating

Reviews The Favorite Sister

  • Meredith
    2018-05-01
    I did not enjoy reading The Favorite Sister, but I respect its message. The Favorite Sister is about 5 women who continuously tear each other down on a reality TV show (a la The Real Housewives) that “espouses” feminism. These women do whatever it takes to stay relevant and remain in the spotlight. Filled with hideous characters who only care about themselves, this was not an easy book for me to read. Stephanie, Brett, Kelly, Lauren, and Jen...
  • Crumb
    2018-01-26
    Wicked and deliciously scandalousI am the first to admit that I love to read and watch books and shows that contain catty drama, gossip, and backstabbing. This one did not disappoint. This book was in the same vein as the Real Housewives franchise (Carol and I did a buddy read together, and she made this astute observation). I couldn't agree with her more.This book was about a reality show called, "The Goal Diggers." The show's aim was to showcas...
  • Carol (Bookaria)
    2018-02-01
    This is an entertaining and suspenseful novel. The story revolves around five successful women that star in a reality TV show that showcases their businesses and lives. It is revealed in the first chapters that one of the stars, Brett, has been murdered and the novel describes the events leading up to that point. The story is told in different points of view and alternates between the present and the past. The dynamic between the characters remin...
  • Deanna
    2018-05-02
    My reviews can also be found at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...2.5 StarsI was really intrigued after reading the description for this novel. “a thriller starring competitive sisters whose dark secrets and lies result in murder when they sign onto a reality TV show.” In the novel, five successful women are starring in Season 4 of Goal Diggers, a popular reality show. Goal Diggers purports that it’s different than other reality TV. ...
  • Kaceey - Traveling Sister
    2018-06-01
    OK, I have a secret to share. One of my guilty pleasures is watching reality T.V. Shocking right!?!😳 I’d like to think I’m a level-headed educated woman. But sometimes, for just an hour...I like to lose myself in the somewhat staged and probably scripted world of “reality T.V.”Don’t you ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes? How the characters interact when the camera is no longer rolling? Well here is your sneak peek...and let ...
  • Elyse
    2018-01-09
    There are definitely things that I enjoyed in Jessica Knoll’s second novel, “The Favorite Sister”.... but my interest was not only in the plot: the mystery murder itself...as to what happened to Brett.....who murdered her and why? I was interested enough to find out what happened of course....and there ‘are’ a couple of those famous twists..........but I found Jessica’s writing entertaining- just for the sake of tidbit-funny - or tidb...
  • Mackenzie - Traveling Sister
    2018-03-18
    Wow! The number of twists in this book had my head spinning! Jessica Knoll brings us a wonderful but terrifying portrayal of the dark side of sisterhood, leaving the reader wondering if the drama we see on Reality TV is actually less twisted than the truth. I found this novel absolutely captivating! Jessica’s use of alternating narrators kept me on my toes—I didn’t know who to trust or believe. Once I thought I had the dynamics and characte...
  • Liz
    2018-05-03
    I may be the only person in America to have never watched a reality show. No Survivor, no Big Brother, none of the Housewives series. They just never appealed to me. But I loved Jessica Knoll’s first book, so I wasn’t going to miss out on her sophomore effort. It took me awhile to get into the book. I read another review where the reviewer gave up at the 10% mark and I totally understood that. In the beginning, the characters come across as s...
  • Berit☀️✨Traveling Sister✨
    2018-05-15
    4 WTH Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟If you like to keep up with the Kardashians or can’t wait to see who gets voted off the island next, then you will enjoy this book... I don’t watch much television, but when I do it is usually trashy reality television.... there is just something I find enticing about getting a look into other peoples lives... something I felt this book did really well....Five women who appear to have everything on the outside... b...
  • Kendall
    2018-04-27
    So, I feel like this book will be on a spectrum.... you really will love it or not at all. I have seen many positive reviews for this one on goodreads but I'm on the other side of the spectrum. This was my first read by Jessica Knoll and was very excited to experience her writing! We can't all love the same books and unfortunately this one didn't work for me at all. The plot sounded awesome... 5 women on a reality show called the Gold Diggers in ...
  • Susanne Strong
    2018-05-26
    3.5 Stars* (rounded up) Campy and purely entertaining A book about a reality TV show involving women?  You have to know going in that it is going to involve catty, powerful women who will do anything to get ahead.  Imagine a “Real Housewives” scenario. Five successful women are about to star in another season of “Goal Diggers.”  Let the games begin! Brett, is the uber successful owner of a spin studio, who everyone on earth seems to...
  • Theresa Alan
    2018-03-07
    I enjoyed this novel, although not as much as her first book, which was The Luckiest Girl in the World. What was best about this story of five successful women on a reality TV show was the ending, which provided lots of fun unexpected twists and turns.Getting to that ending was a little challenging because the story is told from the points of view of the five different women on the show. I read this in ebook format, and woe is me if I had to put ...
  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]
    2018-05-26
    TWO STARSI know, I know. This is a very popular book with some off the charts reviews. It's just not for me. I tried so many times to read THE FAVORITE SISTER. I've had the galley for ages and that wasn't working for me. Then, I downloaded the audiobook and gave it another serious try. Nope. Not happening. I think I may have aged out of the targeted demographic for Jessica Knoll books. My 20-year old daughter and I took a long road trip a couple ...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    2018-05-15
    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 ...
  • karen
    2018-02-24
    NOW AVAILABLE!!The last thing the world needs is one more woman with principles. What we need is women with money. Women with money have flexibility, and nothing is more dangerous than a woman who can bend any way she wants.this gets three stars because i didn’t like it as much as Luckiest Girl Alive, and i gave that one four stars, so ta-daa - computation. i always feel like i have to explain that three stars is not a negative rating. in fact,...
  • Carrie
    2018-04-25
    The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll is a thriller that is set in what's become the new normal in America in the reality television circuit. The ladies in the story are cast mates in the show Goal Diggers. A bit of a take on a housewife drama type of show but opposite in the fact these women are young professionals.The story begins by giving the reader a glimpse at present time in which it becomes apparent that Brett who had been the star of the...
  • Debra
    2018-04-03
    It is safe to say that this was not my favorite book. The premise of this book sounded very interesting and I read a lot of positive reviews, so I thought this book must be better than Luckiest Girl Alive, also by this Author. I dnf LGA. I just could not get into that book but decided to throw caution to the wind and attempt to read this Author's work again due to the high reviews of The Favorite sister.Well, we all can't like the same book. What...
  • Reading.Between.Wines
    2017-12-06
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐ / 5Calling all fans of reality TV!! The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll is going to be for you if your guilty pleasure is binge watching reality TV because that's exactly what this book read like. Honestly, I wasn't a huge fan of this author's first novel, Luckiest Girl Alive, but after reading this book Knoll has a believer in me! This book also had a little bit of a Fitness Junkie vibe, but dealing with reality TV AND fitness, and...
  • Megan Johnson
    2018-04-26
    It took me about a week after finishing this book to get around to writing this review - partially because life is busy, but also because I wanted to give myself time to process what I had read. Let me start by saying that Jessica Knoll is a fantastic author and certainly is an expert story teller. Everything I've read by her (this + her previous book) has been crafted in such a way that leaves me impressed and wishing for more. I have to give th...
  • Sarah Joint
    2018-05-26
    First off, I am SO glad I read this as a group. This one divided us a bit, but it made for some very interesting discussions. Some ladies love reality television and some do not, and it seemed to have some effect on how they felt about this book. I'm not a fan of reality TV. There were parts in this book that I found very gripping and some amazing quotes and thoughts from the author, but it took me quite awhile to get into it. There were just too...
  • Erin
    2018-04-30
    Eek. This is no heartwarming Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, that's for darn sure. The Favorite Sister contains some of the bloodiest, mud-slinging, bitch slapping, backstabbing, and savage cast of female characters that aren't on your television(or Netflix)-yet! This book finds itself as a contender for most difficult to enjoy The backdrop of the story swirls around the world of reality television and is narrated by three of the characters-B...
  • Dianne
    2018-04-28
    Reality TV, the latest craze. We think we are getting a peephole view of the lives of strangers, but what happens when the cameras stop rolling for five successful, competitive women is nothing short of deadly. You think the players on those reality shows can be brutal?THE FAVORITE SISTER by Jessica Knoll is a look at the rest of the story when egos, pride, jealousy and insecurity erupt and family rivalries boil over. Told from several points of ...
  • Jennifer
    2017-12-18
    OK. This is going to sound like the beginning of a bad review, but it's not! ...so keep reading. If your reading experience is like mine, you're going to need to take a lot of notes in the first half. Multiple characters are introduced and many have heavy-handed character and relationship development (sometimes as seen through someone else's POV). It is damned hard to keep everyone straight in my opinion. In the ARC edition (and hopefully in the ...
  • Kaila
    2018-02-25
    Reality TV is like driving drunk. You know it might kill you, but there is something rakishly sexy about participating in what may be your own demise. 2.5 stars. Oh, how I wanted to love this book. A murder mystery woven into the lives of five hyper-successful women, layered with all the drama and scandal typical of reality TV? Sign me up. The blurb just sounds so juicy and fun, the cast of characters is wonderfully diverse, and if that isn't eno...
  • Dennis
    2018-02-16
    When the Real Housewives and Big Little Lies collide—Jessica Knoll's The Favorite Sister is a perfect concoction of both reality television and female dynamics.When I heard Jessica Knoll was coming out with a second novel that exploited the reality television genre in the same vein of the Real Housewives, I was immediately sold. How can I get a copy? What do I need to do? Who's going to be Bethenny Frankel in her book?! I'd do almost anything t...
  • Danielle (The Blonde Likes Books)
    2018-05-28
    3.5 starsWhen five successful young women agree to appear on a reality series set in New York City called Goal Diggers, they are launched into stardom, and all that comes with it.Brett’s the fan favorite. At only twenty-seven, the success of her spin studio and her recent engagement to her girlfriend have made her the object of jealousy and vitriol from her cast mates and former friends.Kelly, Brett’s older sister and business partner, is the...
  • Jan
    2018-01-08
    This book was a hard read to get through. I know that doesn't sell it too well, but this isn't going to be a book that many can get behind anyway. If you are a fan on The Real Housewives series on Bravo, then you will be able to relate and connect with the storyline and it's obnoxious and self absorbed characters. If you are not a fan, I can't see this being able to hold your interest for very long.Personally-I think its premise is so relevant to...