*Many thanks to Annie at PRH for my review copy*
About the book:
Kate Rafter is a high-flying war reporter. She’s the strong one. The one who escaped their father. Her younger sister Sally didn’t. Instead, she drinks.
But when their mother dies, Kate is forced to return home. And on her first night she is woken by a terrifying scream.
At first Kate tells herself it’s just a nightmare. But then she hears it again. And this time she knows she’s not imagining it.
What secret is lurking in the old family home?
And is she strong enough to uncover it…and make it out alive?
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About the author:
Nuala Ellwood moved to London in her twenties to pursue a career as a singer-songwriter, but ended up writing novels instead. She comes from a family of journalists, and they inspired her to get Arts Council funding to research and write a novel dealing with psychological trauma in the industry. My Sister’s Bones is her debut thriller.
I had seen My Sister’s Bones on Twitter in recent months so I was delighted to be able to get my hands on a proof to read and review! Twitter has a lot to answer for as regards my ever-growing (NEVER LESSENING!!!!) TBR mountain!
My Sister’s Bones follows war reporter Kate Rafter as she returns home following her mother’s death. Kate had a rough childhood at the hands of her alcoholic father, and now her sister Sally is travelling down the same road.
Upon her arrival, Kate becomes increasingly unstable. Nightmares, hallucinations and alcohol all play a part in what seems to be her downfall. Some of the chapters are of Kate being interviewed in a police station, but the reader doesn’t immediately understand why she is there or what has led her to that point.
I found the first part of My Sister’s Bones to be rather slow going, with not much happening. Once you get to part two it picks up a little bit though. I’m not going to lie, I found my mind wandering to possible scenarios in the book, and oddly enough, I actually managed to guess some of what came next.
While the start is a bit slow, it definitely gets going in part two. In fact, it almost careens toward the ending with unrelenting pace. It seems to pack the most action as the reader comes to the end of the story. If you like slow-burning psychological drama, then My Sister’s Bones is definitely one for you!
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