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TitleThe Winter Sister
AuthorMegan Collins
ISBN1982100141
ImprintMegan Collins Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
FormatHardcover
Pages320

Description

In this spellbinding and suspenseful debut, a young woman haunted by the past returns home to care for her ailing mother and begins to dig deeper into her sister s unsolved murder.Sixteen years ago, Sylvie s sister Persephone never came home Out too late with the boyfriend she was forbidden to see, Persephone was missing for three days before her body was found and years later, her murder remains unsolved.In the present day, Sylvie returns home to care for her estranged mother, Annie, as she undergoes treatment for cancer Prone to unexplained Dark Days even before Persephone s death, Annie s once close bond with Sylvie dissolved in the weeks after their loss, making for an uncomfortable reunion all these years later Worse, Persephone s former boyfriend, Ben, is now a nurse at the cancer center where Annie is being treated Sylvie s always believed Ben was responsible for the murder but she carries her own guilt about that night, guilt that traps her in the past while the world goes on around her.As she navigates the complicated relationship with her mother, Sylvie begins to uncover the secrets that fill their house and what really happened the night Persephone died As it turns out, the truth really will set you free, once you can bear to look at it The Winter Sister is a mesmerizing portrayal of the complex bond between sisters, between mothers and daughters alike, and forces us to ask ourselves how well do we really know the people we love most

Reviews

Donna Hines

The Winter Sister By Megan Collins

The cycle of abuse runs deep between a father and son and perhaps the father and his secret lover.Well, I ll tell you this is the edge of the seat thriller that had me up till wee hours of the morn.Sylvie s sister Persephone never came back home after a night with her boyfriend Ben roughly sixteen y... (Sign in to see more)


Annie

The Winter Sister By Megan Collins

This book had me guessing right up until the end It was heart breaking, with so many issues going on, but all of our lives are like that I found it to be very realistic and very easy to read very hard to put down Highly recommended


Kris Waldherr

The Winter Sister By Megan Collins

THE WINTER SISTER is one of those books that cut close to the bone for me First off, there s that gorgeous mysterious cover, which suggests an exploration into the dark, forbidden corners of the feminine psyche which is where this emotionally resonant debut takes us by way of the Persephone myth, on... (Sign in to see more)


meghan

The Winter Sister By Megan Collins

I loved this debut novel I received an ARC for an honest review and there is so much to fawn over in this book First, I loved the character s relationships They felt real and nuanced, complex and moving I especially loved the dialogue between everyone it captivated me Sylvie is a great narrator I lo... (Sign in to see more)


Marcus Hatfield

The Winter Sister By Megan Collins

The book s compelling central mystery drives the story, from the haunting opening to the satisfying climax, but where it really shines is the way it explores the complex relationship between mother and daughter and the guilt that the main character has allowed to define her since the death of her si... (Sign in to see more)


Brian Wraight

The Winter Sister By Megan Collins

A compulsively readable, bonafide page turner, this debut wastes no time in dropping readers into a tragic mystery about a murdered teen and the people left to cope with her death Collins has a knack for simultaneously propelling the story forward, developing her characters in meaningful, emotional ... (Sign in to see more)


Diane

The Winter Sister By Megan Collins

I received an advance copy of THE WINTER SISTER in return for an honest review It has been a long time since I felt I could not put a book down, but I had that experience repeatedly with this suspenseful novel based loosely on the myth of Persephone and Demeter, which has been a lifelong favorite of... (Sign in to see more)


Daniela Petrova

The Winter Sister By Megan Collins

A gripping, suspenseful novel that kept me turning the pages, anxious to figure out the mystery of who killed the protagonist s sister years earlier I finished it in two sittings, propelled not only by the mystery but also by the complicated family dynamics and relationships between the characters T... (Sign in to see more)


Jenn

The Winter Sister By Megan Collins

I received a digital ARC of this copy from Edelwiess for an honest review.When Sylvie was just fourteen years old, her sister Persephone didn t come home one night It wasn t until three days later that she was finally found She s been strangled and lay buried underneath the snow Her murder was never... (Sign in to see more)


Dianna

The Winter Sister By Megan Collins

good


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