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‘My Sister’s Voice’ by Mary Carter

So as not to show any ‘spoilers’, I have not included a synopsis for this book, however, if you want to find out more about it, just click on the book’s image.

If you don’t really want to read any ‘spoilers’ yourself, then you can ‘tease’ yourself a little more, by reading the first few lines of the story … here.

‘My Sister’s Voice’ by Mary Carter

I am Deaf. Not impaired. Impaired implies something is broken and needs to be fixed. I am not broken. I do not need to be fixed.

Dump them. Dump your parents like they dumped me.

There is obviously a real sense of betrayal and bitterness emanating from the speaker in the second quote.

Whilst in the words of the first quote and very much to my shame, I recognized instantly, what I and probably thousands of other ‘hearing’ people, automatically think about those who are deaf.

A couple of intriguing ‘teaser’ lines, I’m sure you’ll agree.


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of ‘Should Be Reading’.

Anyone can take part, by just doing the following:

1. Grab your current read.

2. Open to a random page.

3. Share a couple of  “teaser” sentences, from somewhere on that page.

4. Be careful not to share “spoiler” sentences, that give away too much about the book.

5. Remember to share the title and author too.

6. Head on over to ‘should be reading’ and leave a link to your post, so that others can share it and you can share other people’s.

It would be great if you then decided to leave a comment, as we all like to receive them and are interested in your thoughts.


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    • Hi Kell,

      Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate the visit.

      I didn’t think that these particular lines gave too much away and the power and tone of them sets the scene for much of the book. It certainly isn’t a comfortable read, but is riveting.

    • Hi Laurel-Rain,

      Thanks for stopping by.

      My mother-in-law downloaded this kindle edition to our shared account, so I knew little about it when I started to read and was probably not something that I would have purchased myself.

      I am so glad that I did decide to give it a try. It has been an amazing read so far and I am only just getting to the heart of the story, so I am sure there is much more to come.

      The storyline is harrowing and the characters full-bodied and powerful.

      I am sure that you won’t be disappointed if you give ‘My Sister’s Voice’ a try.

    • Hi Julie,

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting, your thoughts are always appreciated.

      There is another great quote from earlier in the book, where Lacey refers to herself as being “Deaf with a capital D” and that, together with my first teaser line, is exactly how she lives her life … proud and unimpaired.

    • Hi Cathy,

      Thanks for your visit and for leaving your valued comments.

      After the initial shock of finding out that she has a twin sister, I had thought that Lacey may have indeed gone for the whole bonding scenario. She does indeed go some way down that route, but she has now thrown an ultimatum into the equation, which could tear the two of them apart forever! I have a bad feeling about where this is all leading…..

  • I do not generally join in memes as I have enough trouble keeping up with my blogging activities without increasing them, however this is an interesting idea. You have also tempted me into adding this title to my wishlist. Thankyou also for your recent comment on my Book Review Blog, I hope you will call by again sometimes.

    • Hi LindyLouMac,

      I do agree that just keeping up with making regular posts on my blog takes enough keeping up with, when I usually only manage to grab an hour or so of an evening in front of the PC.

      I keep telling myself that I will hold back on participating in the memes, especially as there are just so many of them going around right now. I have selected just a few of the ones which seem particularly frequented by others with like minded views to my own and whose blogs I follow on a regular basis, that way it just feels like chatting with friends every so often.

      I do not participate in all of my chosen memes every week, as I just can’t keep up with all the reading that’s needed to support that and also, I want my blogging to be fun, not stressful and something I need to do by rote.

      I do like to meet new people though, so now that I have found your site, I shall stop by on a regular basis to see what’s new.

      This book is well worth adding to your wishlist in my opinion. I have still not quite finished with it and there is much more to come in the way of retribution, emotion and closure, I’m sure. It really is a powerful and engrossing story and I hope that you enjoy reading it, if it ever gets to the top of your list.

    • Hi Mary Ann,

      The teasers are quite good this week, at setting an accurate picture of the storyline.

      I am about three quarters through now and the tension is becoming palpable as the story comes to a climax.

      The cover art may look innocent, but all is not as it seems!

    • Hi Jo,

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by and leave comment.

      ‘My Sister’s Voice’ is definitely and intriguing and interesting read.

      It has made me think about what it really must be like to live in the silent world of the Deaf person and how easy it must be to become isolated, almost like being forever on the outside looking in. Then you have to step back and realise that Deaf people don’t want pity or to be patronised, just a little understanding and consideration to help them along in the ‘hearing’ world. The author has done a great job of getting the subliminal messages across, without labouring the point, just enough to make the reader stop and think a little.

      The story has more than enough twists and turns, with I suspect many more to come before I am finished, with it almost getting scary in places, when you see the myriad of emotions surfacing which threaten to overwhelm the protagonists, with seemingly disastrous consequences.

      I am sure that you wouldn’t be disappointed if you were to read it.

    • Hi Karen and Gerard,

      The more I read, the more it doesn’t sound as though she got dumped in quite the way I at first thought.

      There is definitely more going on than meets the eye and I do have my own idea about what might have happened, so I am just waiting to see if I am right or wrong.

      Good to have you stop by, it is appreciated.

    • Hi Jen,

      Thanks for stopping by today,

      I think that the second of my teaser lines is probably the most intriguing, even more so now that I have read a few more pages and realise just how much of a ‘make or break’ statement this really is. It will be interesting to see just what Lacey’s sister Monica decides to do….

    • Hi Peggy,

      Thanks for taking the time and trouble to visit Fiction Books, it is great that you share your opinon with us all.

      I think that your comments sum up the underlying message in this book quite nicely, although I have yet to discover the true reasons for the reality check, as Lacey herself has yet to learn the real facts about her childhood and is so far proving herself unable to control her feelings and emotions about the siuation.

      Have a great Thanksgiving.

    • Hi Vicki,

      My TBR pile has over 500 books in it (mostly although not exclusively fiction and remnants that I could not part with when I closed my small on-line bookstore – the other 1,000 went to charity), so I really don’t need to ever add another recommendation, although I am afraid that I just can’t resist!

      On top of that there are the author and publisher requests to review, although thankfully most of those are delivered on PDF direct to my PC.

      Then of course there are the kindle share books which my mother-in-law downloads to our account. I don’t use the kindle very often (I still prefer a ‘proper’ book) and was horrified when I finally fired it up the other day to see that I have nearly 50 items in my archive, available for me to read!!


      This book is from that kindle archive and was well worth taking time out to read, although this week has been so hectic that I now need a few quiet hours to finish it off, I can’t wait for the final outcome.

      Thanks for the visit and I hope that you have a great Thanksgiving

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