Ever since they were children, Poppy has always looked out for beautiful unreliable Carrie. Poppy knows her sister has a destructive side, but she never dreams Carrie would try to harm her.
But Carrie can’t help herself. Subconsciously jealous of Poppy’s fame as an actress, glamorous Italian husband, house in the country and beautiful children, she sets out to hurt the sister who she loves, and who is also her best friend.
She has an affair with her sister’s husband, providing danger, excitement, great sex – all the things that have faded in Eduardo and Poppy’s marriage. And in destroying her sister’s peace of mind, she risks losing everything that matters to her.
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Lucille lay in a deck-chair in the shade of the pergola and you could see she didn’t want to be interrupted. Poppy stood beside her, fondling Sheba’s ears and waiting for her mother to look up from her magazine. In the end she did, her eyes vague.
“What is it, darling?”
“I can’t find Carrie. She said we could practice our concert. In the tree house.”
“She’s with Hennie. His mom brought him over.” Lucille turned her head to look round the garden. “They’re somewhere about, I think.”
Poppy swivelled her toes in the dry sand where the grass had died. It was hot and gritty. She said, “Hennie’s a baby. He’s even younger than Carrie. I wish he wouldn’t come.”
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Sisters is set in South Africa, to which both sisters are drawn back, Poppy to adopt little Lorato, Carrie in pursuit of Karl and to get away from Poppy, and also in London, where both sisters live and work, love and hate.