Sisterhood: Unabridged edition

By Cathy Kelly, Read by Angeline Ball

Two sisters. One secret. A journey to learn who they really are…

‘I really, really loved it. I think it’s her best book so far, written with maturity and great compassion. The characters are very relatable, Lou was my favourite…I enjoyed this book so much.’ MARIAN KEYES

‘A beautiful, tender story of family, lies, secrets and the power of sisterhood. A perfect book to curl up by the fire and escape with. I read it in one sitting.’ SINÉAD MORIARTY

As the waves crash on to a wild Atlantic beach, Lou is at a crossroads. For the first time ever, just giving up seems like an option.

In just one night, at her own 50th birthday, her world has imploded. Her mother has kept a secret hidden all her life. And it changes everything. Before Lou can take another step, she needs to get to the bottom of the shocking truth that alters who she really is.

Along with her sister, Toni, who is facing her own crisis, the two women sets out on a life-changing journey – one that will take them through Ireland’s wildest coastline and to Sicily’s sun-baked rocky shores. It will also take Lou deep into her relationships with her mother, her sister and her daughter to figure out how to stop pleasing everyone else – and carve out who she really wants to be.


‘I love Cathy Kelly’s books and this is no exception. She seems to have the knack of taking an ordinary family with ordinary problems and making it so very interesting.’ *****

‘I have always enjoyed Cathy Kelly’s books, and think this is one of her best. I was completely caught up in the story of the two sisters and their journey of self-discovery.’ *****

‘This is a poignant and engaging feel-good story, which had me hoping for bouts of insomnia for a little extra middle of the night reading.’ *****

‘Girl power at its best! A story of self-discovery for two sisters who both have devastating things to deal with.’ *****

‘Cathy’s novels never fail to completely engross you in the story – first class.’ *****

‘The book was AMAZING. I loved seeing the sisters support each other and I delighted in Lou getting bolder and stronger and telling people what for.’ *****

It seems a long time since I have read a book by Cathy Kelly, one of my favourite authors. This book is so well written’ *****

‘Yet another amazing family drama by Cathy Kelly, diving into the complexities of a relationship between sisters, when long buried secrets come to light. So good!’ *****

‘A warm, thoughtful and entertaining read focusing on the relationships between mothers and daughters and sisters.’ *****

Format: Audio-Book
Release Date: 15 Feb 2024
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-854498-0
Detailed Edition: Unabridged edition
Cathy Kelly worked as a journalist before becoming a novelist. Her debut novel, Woman to Woman, became an instant number 1 bestseller and since then she has published 22 novels, which are loved by readers all around the world and have sold millions of copies globally.In addition to her writing, she is a Unicef Ambassador and lives in County Wicklow with her family and dogs.


”'Poignant and powerful, this is a fabulous read” - Milly Johnson

”'A wonderful entertaining story with characters we recognise and really root for. I absolutely loved this.” - Katie Fforde

”'Cathy at her absolute best….Wonderful realistic women trying to forge their way in an upbeat story where dark clouds give way to sunshine. Perfect to curl up with.” - Rachel Hore

”'I gulped Sisterhood down. Every woman reading this multi-layered story of the sisters and the manner in which they deal with their separate crises will feel a shudder of recognition. Yet, out of their distress emerges clarity and strength which makes Sisterhood such a compulsive and exhilarating read.” - Elizabeth Buchan

”'Vibrant characters, terrific plot and full of heart and wisdom, this is Cathy Kelly at her absolute best. Utterly engrossing and unputdownable, I read Sisterhood in one go and LOVED it.” - Patricia Scanlan


‘This top-notch storyteller cuts to the quick of modern women’s lives' Woman & Home -

'Honest, funny, clever…sparkles with witty, wry observations on modern life. I loved it' Marian Keyes -

‘Filled with nuggets of wisdom, compassion and humour, Cathy Kelly proves, yet again, that she knows everything there is to know about women' Patricia Scanlan -

”'A lovely story of life and change” - Nina Pottell, Prima