Thursday, February 21, 2019

The Winter Sister By Megan Collins

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 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—how well do we know the people we love most?

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Megan Collins holds an MFA from Boston University. She has taught creative writing at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts and Central Connecticut State University. She is also the managing editor of 3Elements Review. A Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee, her work has appeared in many journals, including Compose, Spillway, Rattle, and Tinderbox Poetry Journal. Find her online at, on Twitter @ImMeganCollins, and on Facebook @megancollinswriter.

My Thoughts...

My best friend started getting Book of the Month books and she got this book and instead of reading it first she gave it to me to read so that I would have something good to read. I can't wait for her to read it now!
I have started reading  a ton of psychological thrillers  since my daughter passed away. I need something to think about and try to figure out. I don't normally post reviews of books that I buy or that are given to me but this is a debut book that I just had to share with you.
You are going to read it in one sitting and it's a fast read.
A suspense that you will not soon forget.
I will not give anything away, I will just say you must read this one.
4 stars and I recommend it.


  1. Okay can it be Saturday already!? I am ready to read this one! Great review and so glad you enjoyed 😊.

  2. This is going on my list it sounds so good.

  3. I've been waiting for you to share some good books with us. Now let me ask you this why do you not post reviews of books that you buy on here? I would say they are all the best books that we would want to read the most.

  4. I would be happy to read this, I like mysteries so much after reading the ones you sent to me. I like when I can't figure it out.

  5. A fun book for me to look for this weekend. Thanks Mary.

  6. The premise of this book sounds interesting! Thanks for your review, Mary.

  7. Thanks for review, sounds really interesting,would love to read this one