The Winter Sister

The Winter Sister 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 S

  • Title: The Winter Sister
  • Author: Megan Collins
  • ISBN: 1982100141
  • Page: 181
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 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 h

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    About “Megan Collins

    • Megan Collins

      Megan Collins has taught creative writing at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts and Central Connecticut State University, and she is the managing editor of 3Elements Review A Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee, her work has appeared in many print and online journals, including Off the Coast, Spillway, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and Rattle THE WINTER SISTER is her debut novel She li Megan Collins has taught creative writing at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts and Central Connecticut State University, and she is the managing editor of 3Elements Review A Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee, her work has appeared in many print and online journals, including Off the Coast, Spillway, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and Rattle THE WINTER SISTER is her debut novel She lives in Connecticut



    405 thoughts on “The Winter Sister

    • Is the engaging flow of an author s words enough to overcome a tired storyline Chances are, readers who frequent the suspense genre with any regularity will find this plot all too familiar It s a storyline that s been done, redone and overdone making this anything but memorable.The story opens with one family s devastation, 18 year old Persephone never making it home after a clandestine night out with her boyfriend Her mother and 14 year old sister, Sylvie, in shambles when the missing p [...]


    • Psychological thriller about a woman who returns to her hometown 16 years after her sister is murdered The murder has gone unsolved and the main character is tortured over her actions the night her sister died Estranged from her alcoholic mother, she finally faces her past and confronts her family s demons Sound familiar I have read this plot multiple times I am getting a little sick of the trope of a child or sibling returning home after several years distanced from family due to a murder.


    • I m between 3 3.5 stars on this one Demeter had an only daughter, Persephone the maiden of spring She lost her and in her terrible grief she withheld her gifts from the earth, which turned into a frozen desert The green and flowering land was icebound and lifeless because Persephone had disappeared Edith Hamilton, MythologyWhile this may, at first glance, appear to be a review of a book I found to be mediocre, I assure you it s not When you read hundreds upon hundreds of psychological I [...]


    • There are secrets and then there are SECRETS Sylvie has returned home to care for her sick Mother A Mother who shut her and the rest of the world out after her daughter was murdered sixteen years ago As Sylvie attempts to care for her Mother, she must come to terms with the past, her sisters murder, her own guilt about that fateful night, the investigation and the reminders of her Mother s dark days, and her sisters secret romance.Dealing with her Mother is hard enough but then she comes [...]


    • A wonderful debut mystery, this one grabbed me from the get go Sylvie s sister died in high school and she carries the guilt of her role in the death around like a stone around her neck Years later, her mother, who had depression issues even before her sister s death, is an alcoholic dying of cancer Sylvie returns home to take care of her mother Sylvie is a wonderful character I loved that after college she became a tattoo artist It was creative, it required thought and skill, and it gene A wond [...]


    • 3.5 Sylvia left her hometown just as soon as she could Rushing off to College and a new life Leave her past behind Years have slipped by and her mom Annie is quite sick It s time for Sylvie to face her past demons, return home and try to help No choice, really You see, she s now the only daughter He sister Persephone was murdered at the age of 18 The murderer never found, the case long ago dropping from everyone s radar When Sylvie returns home she immediately begins researching the det 3.5 Sylv [...]


    • A gripping story that highlights the hidden past of the families involved A tangled web of family secrets may have bigger repercussions than anyone could ever have imagined.A suspenseful, character driven drama that explores a complicated relationship between a mother, Annie and her two daughters, Sylvie and Persephone.Sylvie has plenty of reasons to feel guilty at least in her mind about her sister s unsolved murder There is a reason she feels the guilt I loved the close bond the two si A gripp [...]


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