#TheWriteReads #BlogTour for #TheFamilyRemains
Penguin Random House Ireland
From the blurb:
PREPARE TO BE HOOKED! IT'S LISA JEWELL'S NEW THRILLER. . .
LONDON. June 2019: on the foreshore of the river Thames, a bag of bones is discovered. Human bones.
DCI Samuel Owusu is called to the scene and quickly sends the bag for forensic examination. The bones are those of a young woman, killed by a blow to the head many years ago.
Also inside the bag is a trail of clues which lead DCI Owusu back to a mansion in Chelsea where, nearly thirty years previously, three people lay dead in a kitchen, and a baby waited upstairs for someone to pick her up.
The clues point forward too to a brother and sister in Chicago searching for the only person who can make sense of their pasts.
Four deaths. An unsolved mystery. A family whose secrets can't stay buried for ever ...
A cleverly crafted, tense, and twisty tale.
Jumping timelines and person points of view adds mystery for the reader puzzling to piece together the events of the past. We are drip-fed information making this story a nail-biting and suspenseful read.
This is the first time I've found myself with all fingers crossed that a killer would get away with it and that 'bad things would happen to bad people.'
I got completely immersed in this book as soon as I opened it. I connected with all of the characters and I just had to find out what happened next. Phin was the only character who was an enigma to me. Even though I was apprehensive about what Henry would do I eagerly followed the breadcrumb trail along with him to unravel the riddle of Phin.
The author ties events and people together very inventively. Rachel's story, in particular, concludes in a very satisfying way as does the police inspector's investigation into Birdie's murder.
This book works brilliantly as a standalone. It's easy to follow and the snappy chapters make it a quick read.
The Family Remains is out now in all formats and from all good bookshops.
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