Due donne. Due storie. Una verità.
È notte quando Kate arriva in stazione. Sua sorella Sally non è venuta a prenderla e, forse, è meglio così; Kate non avrebbe avuto la forza di affrontare l’ennesimo litigio. Dopo gli ultimi mesi trascorsi in Siria come corrispondente di guerra, ha già accumulato troppi brutti ricordi. E incubi. Ecco perché, mentre è a letto nella vecchia casa di famiglia, Kate pensa che il grido disperato che l’ha appena svegliata sia frutto della sua immaginazione. Eppure lo sente ancora. C’è qualcuno, nel giardino accanto. Un bambino che chiede aiuto. Kate si precipita fuori per soccorrerlo, ma il bambino è sparito. Il giorno successivo, va a bussare alla porta della vicina, la quale sostiene di non avere figli. Kate allora prova a parlarne con Sally, però nemmeno lei le crede, anzi l’accusa di essere sull’orlo della follia, schiacciata dal senso di colpa per un incidente avvenuto in Siria, per un bambino che non è riuscita a salvare. Possibile che Kate stia impazzendo? O è l’ennesima, crudele manipolazione di Sally? Cosa si nasconde dietro le tende perennemente chiuse della casa di fronte? Si tratta solo di un fantasma del passato o Kate è l’unica ad aver intuito la verità?
Grazie al ritmo serrato e alla storia spiazzante, in cui niente è come sembra, Nuala Ellwood indaga gli aspetti più oscuri dei rapporti familiari, tracciando inquietanti parallelismi tra gli orrori del mondo e quelli che si annidano dentro di noi.
- ISBN: 8842930369
- Casa Editrice: Nord
- Pagine: 352
‘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 Leggi tutto
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 degr Leggi tutto
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, H Leggi tutto
This was all it said it would be and more. 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 Leggi tutto
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 part Leggi tutto
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 Leggi tutto
3 stars I won this book in a Goodreads 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 horrifi Leggi tutto
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 despaire Leggi tutto
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 expe Leggi tutto
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 femal Leggi tutto
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