#Audio #Review Bone Deep by Sandra Ireland @22_ireland @PolygonBooks #LoveBooksTours

#Audio #Review Bone Deep by Sandra Ireland
@22_ireland @PolygonBooks #LoveBooksTours

Bone Deep
by Sandra Ireland
Genre: Thriller
Narrated by: Una Mcdade, Emma Hartley-Miller

Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 19-03-19
Language: English


What happens when you fall in love with the wrong person?

The consequences threaten to be far-reaching and potentially deadly.

Bone Deep is a contemporary novel of sibling rivalry, love, betrayal and murder. It is a dual narrative, told in alternative chapters by Mac, a woman bent on keeping the secrets of the past from her only son, and the enigmatic Lucie, whose own past is something of a closed book. Their story is underpinned by the creaking presence of an abandoned water mill and haunted by the local legend of two long-dead sisters, themselves rivals in love and ready to point an accusing finger from the pages of history.

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The story

This is one of those slow burner books, the kind that start of nice and steady lulling you in and then picks up pace with each chapter, building the suspense and the tension as you go until it all comes to an almighty head.

Going into this book I wasn’t really  sure what to really expect, here we have Mac a retired historian who is spending her time writing stories around local legends, and Lucie – with an ie much to Mac chagrin – who Mac has hired to help type up her book. Lucie it would appear has her secrets just as much as Mac does in this book and the story is told in their alternating points of view.

The narration

Una Mcdade, Emma Hartley-Miller really brought the characters to life for me in this tale, the old and the young and they were Scottish! That made this story all the more enjoyable to listen to. The audio was crisp and clear and the transition between characters flawless.

5 stars


About the Author

Sandra Ireland was born in England but lived for many years in Éire before returning ‘home’ to Scotland in the 1990s. She is the author of Beneath the Skin, a psychological thriller, which was shortlisted for a Saltire Literary Award in 2017. Her second novel, Bone Deep, a modern Gothic tale of sibling rivalry, inspired by an old Scottish folktale, will be published in the UK by Polygon in July, and in the US (Gallery) and Germany (Penguin) next year. She also writes poetry, often inspired by the seascapes of Scotland’s rugged east coast. Her poems have been widely published in anthologies, including Seagate III (Dundee), and New Writing Scotland. She won the Dorothy Dunbar Trophy for Poetry, awarded by the Scottish Association of Writers, in 2017 and 2018. Sandra is Secretary of Angus Writers’ Circle and one third of the Chasing Time Team, which runs writing retreats in a gloriously gothic rural setting.

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I am Fee, a 30 -something SAHM bookworm! I love to read, and will read almost anything and everything. I am not afraid to try new genres of books and my main genre is horror, thriller.

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