My Sister's Bones


There's something about the dark days of winter that makes a good, twisty, dark thriller seem so inviting. As the world darkens and the mercury drops, there's something so satisfying about curling up with a book that keeps you guessing.

And My Sister's Bones certainly does that. The debut novel from author Nuala Ellwood, released already as an ebook, with the hardcover debuting on February 9th, is a masterpiece of taut, creepy fiction, full of horror, humanity and more twists than you'd believe.

The story of the Rafter sisters, Kate and Sally, and the journeys they both take after a childhood scarred with horrora is full of special moments and intriguing characters. They both react to what they've been through in very different ways, with Kate becoming a successful war correspondent, launching headlong into the chaos and confusion of conflict and Sally trapped in a cycle of self-hatred and drinking. Kate is the sister who has managed to escape their upbringing, but that all changes when their mother dies, forcing Kate to return to the family home. There Kate tries to make sense of some unusual occurences and to reveal the truth before something very, very bad happens...

The book builds the suspense of the situation beautifully and Ellwood is astute in showing new information and fresh twists slowly and in a staggered manner - some of the changes in the narrative I really didn't see coming.

When the true villian of the piece emerges, they (haha, I'm not giving you a pronoun clue!) are truly hideous and the final third of the book is a huge crescendo - having set up the characters and the scenario so well here Ellwood has free rein to end proceedings with a bang.  Or several bangs, to be more precise.

My Sister's Bones is a story of family, a story of forgiveness, and a story which manages to end on a note that is tinged with hope as well as sadness. If you're looking for a real page-turner, I'd strongly recommend this book. I am so excited to read more from Nuala Ellwood in the future!




Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book to review from the publisher. All opinions, thoughts and ponderings are my own.

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17 comments:

  1. I love a good page turner. And I love reading books from new authors. My Sisters Bones sounds great x

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  2. Just reading the front cover definitely makes me think it's my kinda book. Dark thrillers are so my thing - really want to check this one out now!

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  3. This sounds like the sort of book i would love to read, thanks for sharing x

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  4. ohhhh this book sounds amazing! Love the simple cover on it!

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  5. Really enjoyed hearing about this. So much so, that I'm going to bookmark it. Keep seeing books I want to treat myself to after christmas x

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  6. This sounds like a very interesting read. One of my resolutions for the New Year is to read more. I miss reading, and I am determined to make the time to do it again!

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  7. This sounds very interesting. I have so many books on my "to read in 2017" list, but I might have to add this one to it!

    - Elodie x

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  8. This sounds like a great book , I am always looking for recommended books to add to to my reading list.

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  9. I like a good book with lots of twists. Recently I've found everything I read or watched quite predictable. That book sounds cool.

    Mika

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  10. Ooh I need to know who the villain is! Sounds like a great read, I'll look out for this :)

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  11. Sounds like a brilliant book, I haven't heard of this book before but I need to add it to my reading list

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  12. Now this is my kind of book and I am glad you didnt give too much away x

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  13. I would love to read this book. Sounds amazing.

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  14. I'm just getting into reading again, sounds like a good book! xo

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  15. Ooh I love books that keep you hooked and are real page turners! xxx

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  16. I know you shouldn't just a book by its cover but I was hooked as soon as I saw it. Looking forward to reading this.

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  17. I love a good suspense thriller and this one certainly sounds right up my alley! I've already added it to my wishlist on Amazon and will definitely be reading it soon. Thanks for your review!

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