The Sisters Chase

by Sarah Healy

Quick take

Mary is clearly emotional and impulsive'”or is there a method to her madness, a reason for her choices?

Why I love it

How far would you go to protect your younger sister? Which secrets would you keep, and what crimes would you commit?

When their mother dies in a car accident, the Chase sisters are left unmoored. With the deed to their sleepy Jersey Shore motel worth less than the paper it’s written on, and no other family to turn to, it falls on 18-year-old Mary to take care of her younger sister Hannah. With no...


The hardscrabble Chase women'”Mary, Hannah, and their mother Diane'”have been eking out a living running a tiny seaside motel that has been in the family for generations, inviting trouble into their lives for just as long. Eighteen-year-old Mary Chase is a force of nature: passionate, beautiful, and free-spirited. Her much younger sister, Hannah, whom Mary affectionately calls 'œBunny,' is ima...

Member thoughts

48% Love
44% Like
6% Dislike
  • Julie j.

    columbia, IL

    "I loved this book. Mary was not a nice person but she so loved her sister. I love how the author wrote about Hannah. It made you love her. Many twists and turns. "

  • patricia v.

    bridgewater, NJ

    "I enjoyed the book, reading it in 2 days. It brought many emotions, sadness and happiness."

  • Nicole S.

    Atlanta, GA

    "Mary's devotion to Hannah jumps off the page and compels you to keep reading. I was thoroughly engaged and really enjoyed the story. "

  • Gillian M.

    Peachtree Corners, GA

    "While I guessed the twist early on, this book kept me hooked because of the fierceness of Mary's devotion to Hannah, all while she did horrible things to everyone else."

  • Susan C.

    LaGrange, GA

    "Great book! Highly recommended!"

  • Lesley H.

    Atmore, AL

    "I completely guessed the ending in the beginning, but that did not stop me from thoroughly enjoying this book. Strong writing and I loved Mary's intense love and devotion to Hannah."

  • Lauren M.

    Ionia, MI

    "This was a moving tale. The ending made me sad. I wanted everything to work out differently between the characters. "

  • Bailey J.

    Staten Island, NY

    "I read this book in one long sitting- it completely sucked me in! The characters were fierce and story moved quickly. While I guessed the twist, I was on the hook to see how and when it got revealed"

  • Sarah D.

    Boston, MA

    "I could NOT put this down. Mary may have been a bit unorthodox, but it is hard not to love her as much as she loves Hannah (which is to say, quite a bit)."

  • Nicole L.

    Boynton Beach, FL

    "Engaging from the very first page."

  • Kathy R.

    Napa, CA

    "Although I thought I knew what the ending would be, I was still surprised. Great reading!"