The Sister Surprise | Abigail Mann


The Sister Surprise Book Cover

Author Abigail Mann was born and brought up in Norfolk, which she says is to blame for the sardonic humour that runs through her novels. Her first book, The Lonely Fajita was the runner-up in 2019’s Comedy Women in Print award, and The Sister Surprise is her second novel. Catch an extract from the author below…

The Sister Surprise

Ava, a young journalist, takes a DNA test as part of a story she’s covering, hoping to discover her roots. Instead, she finds out she has a half-sister… whilst on a live stream watched by 100,000 people. Her boss thinks it’s the perfect click-bait story.

Ava just wants to go to Moira’s tiny Scottish village and meet her, but when Ava arrives undercover as a volunteer farmhand, she realises Moira – who’s her pig-wrestling, chatterbox polar opposite – might not be delighted by the news.

The longer Ava stays in Kilroch, with its inappropriately attractive minister and ties to her hidden family past, the more complicated this surprise is going to get…

Abigail Mann


The Sister Surprise by Abigail Mann was published by One More Chapter in June (PB £8.99, also in eBook format) and available now from Amazon.

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