My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This review is from: My Sister’s Bones (Hardcover) Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme
I am reviewing the book My Sister’s Bones by Nuala Ellwood. Here are my thoughts:
^^ The story line has a similar Gone Girl/Girl on the Train theme, but with that added punch of characters dealing with the psychological fallout of the trauma of reporting in dangerous conflict zones around the world, highlighting the chaos of war and the bravery of all those involved.
^^ The book starts with Kate being questioned by the police, for a crime that we only understand as we read through the book. It alternates this with gradually revealing the events of a week earlier leading up to the reason why Kate is being questioned, making me eager to race through the book for answers. In fact, I read “My Sister’s Bones” in under two days and thoroughly enjoyed it.
^^ Written in first the person point of view initially and then splits into three parts; the first being the main character, Kate, then her sister Sally, and finally the gripping conclusion is handed back to Kate again as all is revealed.
^^ I found splitting the book up in this way (like a three plot structure) was great idea as it provided the ability to really get inside the minds of each character, allowing Sally to provide a few answers brought up from Kate’s side of the story, and vice versa.
^^ This has to be one of my favourite reads this year, and I will look out for more work from author, Nuala Ellwood.
Overall: A gripping book with everything I love in a story; fully rounded characters facing realistic challenges, an engrossing back story, and a surprising twist at the end that I did not see coming.
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