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  • Title: My Sister's Bones
  • Author: Nuala Ellwood
  • ISBN: 9780241977279
  • Page: 293
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Are You Brave Enough To Go Back Kate Rafter is a successful war reporter She s the strong one The one who escaped Herne Bay and the memories it holds Her sister Sally didn t Instead, she drinks But when their mother dies, Kate is forced to return to the old family home And on her first night she is woken by a terrifying scream.What secret has Kate stumbled upon And iAre You Brave Enough To Go Back Kate Rafter is a successful war reporter She s the strong one The one who escaped Herne Bay and the memories it holds Her sister Sally didn t Instead, she drinks But when their mother dies, Kate is forced to return to the old family home And on her first night she is woken by a terrifying scream.What secret has Kate stumbled upon And is she strong enough to uncover the truth and make it out alive
    My Sister s Bones Are You Brave Enough To Go Back Kate Rafter is a successful war reporter She s the strong one The one who escaped Herne Bay and the memories it holds Her sister Sally didn t Instead she drinks But wh

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    1. And would you say these bad dreams have gotten worse since you ve returned to Herne Bay I put the beaker back on to the table and sit up in my chair I have to stop letting my mind wander I have to be alert, careful Every word I say here can be used against me No, they haven t gotten worse, I say, trying to keep my voice steady They ve just become real Kate Rafter is a world class conflict correspondent She has been there and seen that far too many times Her latest experiences, in Syria, have gou [...]

    2. My Sister s Bones by Nuala Ellwood is a 2017 William Morrow Paperbacks publication Bleak, atmospheric, somber Psychological thrillers are not all created equal They can come in all shapes, sizes and forms and still solidly fall within the specifications applied to this genre, but with various degrees of success While this book adheres to the standard requirements, the author turns the genre on its ear by producing a multi layered literary piece told from the first person perspectives of two sist [...]

    3. MY SISTER S BONES is a tension filled psychological debut thriller by author Nuala Ellwood.This is the story of two sisters, Kate and Sally, different in every way They had come from a dysfunctional family, and had the scars and memories to show for it Both chose different paths Kate left home, Herne Bay in Kent, and was a successful war reporter and had been witness to the murders taking place in Syria, while Sally never left home but resorted to the bottle But when their mother dies, Kate is f [...]

    4. This was all it said it would be and .I received my copy through the post from the authors PA I was that desperate to continue reading I was frantic on the evening as I was laying in bed I am used to reading on my Kindle paperwhite, it has a backlight oh no, what do I do with a paperback and not disturb my husband from sleeping I delved into my bedside cabinet to find a light I used to have before Kindle days, found it but will it light up YES ureka I could continue to read this.If not, I would [...]

    5. What a truly brilliant novel I could not find enough hours in the day to keep reading this, I knew from page one it was going to be good and it ended up exceeding my expectations This will be a big hit in 2017, of that I am sure I commend the author Nuala Ellwood for writing a novel that has parts of it set in, and about the terrible humanitarian crisis and war happening today in Aleppo, Syria Events that I watch on the news that I feel so helpless to do anything about but want to The author has [...]

    6. I really enjoyed this book about a war reporter and the horrors she endured on her last assignment When she returned home she tried to connect with her estranged sister after their mother funeral There was so much going on in their story that I could not put the book down and read it in one day I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for my e copy in exchange for an honest review.

    7. Wow I m in a state of shock right now This book was just mind boggling As well as slightly traumatising I m going to try and review it Trigger warnings rape, panic and anxiety attacks.The story follows Kate, a journalist who actively reports about Syria and also travels to the country and experiences the war first hand It also follows the narrative of her sister Sally, which I wasn t expecting, but added the different perspective, the other side of the story that was needed That s all I will say [...]

    8. 3 starsI won this book in a giveaway Thanks to the publisher and author for sending me this book The book is about a reporter, Kate Rafter, who has returned to England from Syria to settle her deceased mother s affairs She suffers from PTSD and has recurring nightmares caused by horrific memories of people blown up and shot One especially terrible memory is of a child who is shot in the head when he runs out into the street to get his football.While she is staying in her mother s house she is aw [...]

    9. War reporter Kate Rafter had no inclination to return to her home town but her mother s recent death meant she needed to put some affairs in order Her sister Sally was there, but Sally had fallen to pieces after their father died, and spent her days in an alcoholic haze Her husband Paul despaired of being able to bring her out of it Sally s daughter Hannah had left home as well, unable to abide by her mother s drinking and rages any longer.Though Kate was a tough reporter, able to report on the [...]

    10. Exceptionally written, this is a thriller that gets properly under your skin The mix of PTSD, childhood trauma, and bereavement in the main character Kate was very well done Her background as a war reporter, most recently in Aleppo, Syria was timely and harrowing Unlike so many of the other female protagonists in psychological thrillers, she felt real and strong, desperately fighting against a tide of emotion and memory Even her sister, Sally, who isn t as immediately sympathetic, did not make m [...]

    11. mrsbbookreviews.wordpress3.5 starsMy Sister s Bones opens with a hooking premise The key player in this novel, finds herself in a police station being interviewed by a police psychologist The psychologist is trying to determine if the book s lead character Kate needs to be sectioned for her own health and safety, as part of the mental health act We learn Kate is a war correspondent, who has witnessed many atrocities and these seem to have surfaced upon her return home It is a question of decidin [...]

    12. Kate Rafter was part of a dysfunctional family and the only one who escaped Her father was a drunk who beat her and her mother She had a younger brother who drowned when he was young Kate s mother has always felt guilty about that Her younger sister, Sally, is following in their father s footsteps Sally has already driven her own daughter away she s not had anything to do with Kate, and even Sally s husband is about to wash his hands of her.When their mother died, Kate came home She s now a hot [...]

    13. Firstly thank you to for me winning this in a giveaway I really enjoyed this book and specifically Kate, the main character She is a journalist and seen some terrible things in war torn countries, which have affected her deeply The story has a lot of twists and while I suspected these fairly early on this did not detract from my enjoyment of the book.I recommend this to readers who enjoy thrillers.

    14. The book contains a multitude of disparate mysteries that all are seemingly unconnected until they aren t Linked only by the protagonist they centre around, this is a thriller on a large global and political scale, the likes of which I have not encountered in a mystery novel, for quite some time.This begun at a relatively slow pace and fooled me into believing I was aware of where this book was taking me Falling into this trap of presupposed assumptions proved to intensify the shock I felt when [...]

    15. Also read my review here bookbum.weebly book reviewNOW AVAILABLE IN THE UK Trigger warnings are noted in the first paragraph.We re all of us, every day, just a hairbreadth away from evil If I ve learnt anything from fifteen years of reporting, it s that But I couldn t expect these people to understand.This is a really heavy read as it deals with some really dark and depressing subjects, such as the war and refugees in Syria, domestic child abuse, rape, death, mental illness, alcoholism and misca [...]

    16. Wow This was so NOT what I was expecting I think because my review copy didn t have any blurb on it, I kind of went in blind to this one and it came across all the better for it I m still reeling from all the the twists that popped to the surface to this bubbling cauldron of suspense to be honest but I don t want that feeling to end quite yet This noticeably has a very topical feel to it from the start as we meet journalist Kate and realise she has been a witness to the atrocities taking place i [...]

    17. Wow this was an intense read I don t know what I expected but I did not expect THAT.There is much going on in this book I struggled a bit to get into the story I was confused about the chapters about Kate being interviewed by a doctor Something happened and we don t know what for quite a long time Kate is a war reporter and she has seen a lot of horrible things She is haunted by the vision of a boy who was killed in Aleppo She has a massive PTSD problem which she somehow denies I was a bit annoy [...]

    18. Please see all my reviews at thebuzzingbookmarkThe first thing that struck me about this book was how emotional I found the first quarter of the story I wasn t expecting that When Kate returns home after the death of her mother, she can t help but think back over her childhood and the time she spent with her Mom, to the close bond that they had and to the abuse that she and her mother endured at the hands of her father The author definitely manages to pull the reader in with the emotional accoun [...]

    19. Experienced journalist Kate returns home early from an assignment in Syria following her mother s death It soon becomes clear that Kate s family life has not been a happy one and despite the fact that the only family remaining are Kate and her sister Sally, they do not get on at all Sally is an alcoholic and her husband Paul is the go between, trying to support Kate whilst trying to keep his wife sober.Kate s experiences in Syria have had a severe effect on her mental health and it appears that [...]

    20. Fantastic book Didn t see that twist coming at all listened to the audio book and one of my favourite narrators Imogen Church.

    21. When I first saw the title of this book I conjured up so many different scenarios but oh my god I couldn t have been wrong New author on the block Nuala Ellwood has certainly written a disturbing and spine chilling tale that I found impossible to put down once I started reading Kate Rafter is a war reporter it s clear from the start that she has seen terrible things during her time reporting from war zones, so much so she is having horrendous flashbacks that torment her day and night Kate begin [...]

    22. Firstly any book that I read in a day and keeps me up past my bedtime is obviously one I would recommend My Sister s Bones is so much than your average psychological thriller The main character Kate, a wartime journalist who has just returned from Aleppo and is battling her own demons and her sister Sally an alcoholic with major issues are brought together after years apart to deal with the sale of their mother s home after her death There is so much to this story and you need to read it to fi [...]

    23. As much as I seek to actively avoid thrillers with the merest whiff of domestic noir about them, I was intrigued to read My Sister s Bones, a debut psychological thriller by Nuala Ellwood with its blend of emotional domesticity combined with global concerns Effectively marrying the usual tropes of domestic noir and familial conflict, with salient humanitarian issues, Ellwood has produced a thriller that is a curious blend of the intensely satisfying and the slightly frustrating The absolute ly [...]

    24. What a dark and disturbing debut novel from Ellwood I love that the blurb doesn t give much away all, it gives no indication of just how dark this novel is, had I known, I might have reconsidered started it at midnight Part one is narrated by Kate and this, for me, was the darkest part of the novel, and the part that had me most unsettled Kate is a war correspondent a journalist who covers stories first hand from war zones as result of this, she is suffering from PTSD through the use of Kate s m [...]

    25. Finally I get to read this novel The first time I saw this book I was book hunting and already picked up the ones I wanted.I kept this one down promising I will be back but when I went back the book was not there I searched for this one in so many places but the author is not that famous and so it was not available Finally after a long wait I find it Was it worth it The premise Kate Rafter is a successful war reporter She s the strong one The one who escaped Herne Bay and the memories it holds H [...]

    26. A very good, gripping thriller It really kept you on the edge of your seat until the very end It touches on many taboo subjects such as rape, grooming and PTSD, it really brings home the horrors of the wars in the middle east and the effect it can have on those involved It really looks at the fragility of human nature, how we are prone to downfall but also how we are also capable of picking ourselves back up again and rebuilding ourselves If you are a fan of thrillers, this is one to read.

    27. My Sister s Bones is a story that hooks the reader from the very first page The short prologue is intriguing and mysterious, informing the reader of an unexpected death.Lead character, Kate Rafter is introduced in the first chapter It s 19 April 2015 at Herne Bay Police Station and Kate is being interviewed by a police doctor It s difficult to establish why she s there, but it is clear that Kate has been involved in a serious incident and she s suffering She hears voices, sees flashbacks, has ba [...]

    28. This review was originally posted on Between My LinesTwitteresque reviews are for books where I never wrote a full review but I want to give you a flavour of how I felt during the book All in 140 characters or less Today I want to share 3 Twisty Thrillers that gave my mind a workout chasing after all the curveballsITTERESQUE REVIEWS 3 Twisty Thrillers Do you like twisty thriller that you keep you on the edge of your seat, reading as fast as you can I do And these 3 books had shockers in them tha [...]

    29. 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 Nig [...]

    30. With a slow build up this one ends with a racing dynamite finish Covering so many topics including PTSD, horrific dysfunctional families alcoholism Brilliantly written

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