The Callahan Split by Lisa Heidke


The Callahan Split: No one knows you better than your sister.

In tennis, as in life, nothing ever goes truly to plan.

Samantha and Annie Callahan are successful doubles champions — the toast of the Olympics, Wimbledon, and Flushing Meadow. But their winning partnership spirals out of control when Annie’s new boyfriend announces their engagement at the Australian Open in Melbourne.
Bear, the sisters’ coach, guides Annie as much as she’ll allow. But when she insists on dropping Samantha in favour of a singles career, her game and rankings plummet.
Samantha is left floundering. Disillusioned, her only sweet spot is the growing passion between her and Bear. Amidst rising anger and betrayal, Samantha completely changes both their destinies when she does the unthinkable after a devastating Wimbledon loss.

The sisters are driven to create new lives by confronting the past and taking control of the present. But can Samantha and Annie both win?


This was my first Lisa Heidke book, but I suspect I’ll be reading others. This is an author who can tell a great story. The Callahan Split follows siters, Samantha and Annie, sisters who are world renound for their skills on the tennis court. But when drama splits the sisters apart, things start to get really interesting.

The writing is what really hooked me, though I did also fall in love with most of the characters. The pacing was fantastic, and the depth of the plot kept me turning pages.

Also, I understand that the cover is trying to look like a magazine cover or similar, but it took me a while to pick up this book after being approved for it on NetGalley because the cover was holding me back. Maybe if we saw the stack of papers under the main one? I don’t know… something about this just didn’t say fiction to me.

Overall this was a great read, and a must read perfect for a wide range of readers.


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