Friday, April 1, 2016

Sleep Sister by Laura Elliot

What They Say....Two childhoods destroyed. 

One story they will never tell. 

Until now

Beth ran away from her family when she was a teenager. She left behind a terrible evil that took her innocence. She also left behind her sister, Sara

When Beth returns home, she is shocked to discover her terrible secret is not just hers alone…she shares it with Sara. Under the shadow of a remote headland, the sisters make an oath they promise never to break. 

Eva’s birth is a mystery that remains unsolved. Years later with her marriage in ruins, and her future uncertain, she realizes that to move forward with her life, she must first understand her past. 

But while Eva is drawing closer to the truth about her roots, Beth and Sara’s lives are falling apart, crushed under the weight of the secret they carry. They must confront the past and face the darkness once more. But this time, their story will be heard. 

What I Say.....It's no secret that Laura Elliot is one of my favorite authors.  I love her stories of dysfunctional families and their relationships with each other and the world around them.

Having sang all of her praises, this was not my favorite Laura Elliot offering.  It was a good storyline and the characters were all relatable.  I really felt for Beth.  I wanted to slap her mother.  I wanted to murder her uncle.  But I never felt like I really knew or understood Sara.  So her childhood, her marriage, her missing daughter and her suicide felt more like something that I was being told about than something that was happening.  I keep re-reading that sentence and I feel like it doesn't make sense, but hopefully a reader will get what I'm saying.

It was a good book, and definitely worth reading.  I finished it in two day, but I just would have told the story in a different order.  And that's a super horrible thing for me to say because I'm not an author and probably could never write a book.

But you should definitely read Laura Elliot.  Read everything she's written - she really is one of my favorites.

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