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The Winter Sister
The Winter Sister | 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 sisters unsolved murder. Sixteen years ago, Sylvies 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 foundand 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 Persephones death, Annies once-close bond with Sylvie dissolved in the weeks after their loss, making for an uncomfortable reunion all these years later. Worse, Persephones former boyfriend, Ben, is now a nurse at the cancer center where Annie is being treated. Sylvies always believed Ben was responsible for the murderbut 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 houseand 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 ourselveshow well do we know the people we love most?
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Lavishbeauty
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Pickpick

I love a good mystery. This book kept me guessing I loved that I wasn‘t sure who did it and for what reason.

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OriginalCyn620
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Pickpick

My first finished book of #24B42020! A decent thriller-mystery. All the characters had secrets they were keeping from everyone else, and between trying to guess what they were as well as the whodunnit, it held my interest!

#TBRRead #wintergames #teamnutcracker

Andrew65 👏👏👏 2mo
kspenmoll Congrats!!!!🙌🏻🙌🏻 2mo
Bookworm54 16 points :) great work! 2mo
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OriginalCyn620
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I‘m done with #24B42020 for today and had hoped to do a little better, but I‘ve had an annoying headache all day! I started these three books and logged over 4 hours...not too bad considering!

40pts for #teamnutcracker #wintergames

Bookworm54 Great job! 🥰 2mo
Amiable I‘ve also had an annoying headache all day —there must be something in the air! 😬 Feel better! 2mo
OriginalCyn620 @Amiable Must be! Thanks and hope you feel better too! 😊 2mo
Andrew65 A great start, hope the headache goes away. 👏👏👏 2mo
Andrew65 @Amiable Hope your headache goes away too. 2mo
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OriginalCyn620
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I‘ve been lazy this morning but I‘m finally starting #24B42020!

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 2mo
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Tiltedwhirled
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Panpan

Much of this didn‘t ring true for me

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Redwritinghood
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Mehso-so

So-so mystery/thriller. Mostly plausible, but I found some of the characters‘ behaviors a little hard to take. Writing needed some work - too many awkward similes and letting go of breath she didn‘t know she‘d been holding. 2⭐️

BookishJess Major eye roll whenever I read that sentence in a book lol it‘s so overused in YA especially 5mo
batsy That breath line always ticks me off, too. Editors should be there to catch that 🙃 5mo
Redwritinghood @batsy @BookishJess It‘s so cliche now, no one should really ever use it. But the similes bothered me more. They were often bad and stuck out from the rest of the text. 5mo
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Crazeedi
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#SoulSeptember @Eggs
Day 2 This book is totally about the love/hate relationship between #sisters

Eggs Nice 👍🏼👏🏻👏🏻💗 6mo
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rather_be_reading
The Winter Sister | Megan Collins

Last line: Then, our hands holding together, we touched the brush to the wall and we painted.

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rather_be_reading
The Winter Sister | Megan Collins

Love she kept like a dangerous animal, at arms length.

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rather_be_reading
The Winter Sister | Megan Collins

Because we had to...You can do nearly anything when you have to.

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rather_be_reading
The Winter Sister | Megan Collins

Memory lane is a difficult road to walk.

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rather_be_reading
The Winter Sister | Megan Collins

...and as I flinched, another grin spread onto his face as greasily as butter in a hot pan.

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rather_be_reading
The Winter Sister | Megan Collins

Tommy's eyes latched onto my skin like a pair of leeches.

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rather_be_reading
The Winter Sister | Megan Collins

Love is love. You can't just kick it to the curb, even if sometimes you wished like hell you could.

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rather_be_reading
The Winter Sister | Megan Collins

I couldnt keep the condescension out of my voice. It dripped over every word, thick and sticky.

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rather_be_reading
The Winter Sister | Megan Collins

Because all she could do after that was lend it [her heart] out like a library book, something to be borrowed for a short period of time and then safely returned

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rather_be_reading
The Winter Sister | Megan Collins

...no matter what you've lost. You're still allowed to have dreams you know. You're still allowed to chase them.

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rather_be_reading
The Winter Sister | Megan Collins

My love for you...is exactly like those stars. It is as eternal as each and every one of them It goes on and on and on.

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rather_be_reading
The Winter Sister | Megan Collins

First line: When they found my suster's body, the flyers we'd hung around town were still crisp against the telephone poles.

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rather_be_reading
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Pickpick

Great thriller! Kept me engaged the whole time all the while wondering what happened to Persephone. Definitely had some major twists.

Crazeedi Good book 6mo
MartinaLove I had to add this to my TBR! October is coming after all. 🤷‍♀️ 6mo
rather_be_reading @Crazeedi it surprised me! 6mo
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rather_be_reading
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my weakness!

MyNamesParadise Omg that pretzel looks sooooo good! 6mo
Leftcoastzen Looks so yummy! 6mo
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rather_be_reading
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I love finding the best places to read when im on my lunch.

Macker11 I always love your lunch post! 6mo
Book_ish I have had that book sitting on my shelf since it came out. Keep me posted on whether you like it or not if you don‘t mind 😊 6mo
Come-read-with-me @rather_be_reading Hope the ending is as good as the book!! 6mo
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rather_be_reading @Macker11 ty so much! 😊 6mo
rather_be_reading @Book_ish i thought it was great! very twisty, not scary, a little sad. 6mo
Book_ish Thank you! The reviews seemed to be mixed so even though I want to read it, it just kept getting pushed back. But now I think I will bump it up! 6mo
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rather_be_reading
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Lunch book date 🍽

Djspens I hope you have a margarita to go with that! 😁 6mo
megzlynn Looks delicious! 6mo
jewright Looks amazing! 6mo
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rather_be_reading @Djspens i wish! 🍹 6mo
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rather_be_reading
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Trying a new coffee place out in my fav city. The cashier says "that comes w 4 shots of espresso, are you ready for that?" I wanted to start laughing! I am SO ready for that! Trust me that is no problem at all!

OnlyYoo Haha I‘m the same way! My caffeine tolerance is stupidly high. I can drink two Red Bulls and then take a nap 6mo
Izaday i‘d be jumping out of my skin 6mo
Margot0817 I feel like we'd get along quite well then lol 6mo
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rather_be_reading @OnlyYoo oh man tht is quite a tolerance! 6mo
rather_be_reading @Izaday ya i only drank half lol 6mo
Izaday @rather_be_reading that‘s my kind of party 6mo
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rather_be_reading
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So, so, so

lele1432 Eeek! I'm hoping to read this one this weekend. Seems intriguing! But that sentence structure lol 👎🏽 6mo
rather_be_reading @lele1432 ik! otherwise good so far! 6mo
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rather_be_reading
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Lunchtime 📖 Enjoying this gorgeous reprieve of heat

allureofbeauty I enjoyed that one. 6mo
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rather_be_reading
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Book 124 of 2019
#botmbacklog #botm

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corisbookworld
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️

Can you say creepy?? Honestly for me, the middle dragged on just a bit but can we talk about how creepy Tommy was?? Seriously!!

#botm #thewintersister #bookofthemonth

rather_be_reading Tommy was soooo creepy!! 6mo
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throwmeabook
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Pickpick

A nicely written story, part psychological thriller, part family drama. The writing was atmospheric, dark, intensely emotional offering a raw, unflinching look family dysfunction. Although emotionally broken, the characters were likeable and relatable, even though their actions and/or words stirred in me negative emotions. A strong, impressive debut by Megan Collins and I look forward to reading more of her books. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #reviewathon #netgalley

rather_be_reading i agree! 6mo
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TamTracy
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Enjoyed this book! I was genuinely surprised by the ending! A little slow until the last third of the book but then picked up pace a bit.

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pnicole
The Winter Sister | Megan Collins

Currently reading this and I'm totally hooked.

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paulareadsallthetime
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Pickpick

I loved this book. The author grabbed me from the beginning. I love a good who dunnit!

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #LitsyWelcomeWagon
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RaimeyGallant Welcome! 7mo
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thereadingowlvina
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A surprisingly good read! It's a slow-burn, melancholic, haunting thriller/suspense story. I enjoyed the atmospheric writing!

Rating: 5⭐

For my full review please visit https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2873132967

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elyseh
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Mehso-so

This was just ok I'm not really sure how I feel about it. I didn't really like any of the characters. They just all seemed so blah. I really disliked a few of them. Have you read it? What did you think?

thereadingowlvina I enjoyed this one although some parts did sound repetitive 😁 7mo
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IheartYA
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⭐⭐⭐
Easy to follow. I don't have much of an opinion on this one. I guess I liked it...I didn't hate it. I had it figured out which stinks.

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MonthlyBookClub
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We are so excited to announce that Megan Collins the author of The Winter Sister will be joining us for a live discussion!!! Join us for the discussion and other fun events at The Monthly Book Club on Facebook!! 💚💚💚
https://www.facebook.com/groups/693260370883251

Sorceress_Of_Books So excited for this discussion! 8mo
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Stephaniereads1
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Excited to announce Megan Collins will be joining us live for a discussion. If you want to join the discussion here is the link https://www.facebook.com/groups/693260370883251/?ref=share

Sorceress_Of_Books Ahh! So exciting! 8mo
Stephaniereads1 Right? 8mo
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elyseh
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We are so excited to announce that Megan Collins the author of The Winter Sister will be joining us for a live discussion!!! Join us for the discussion and other fun events at The Monthly Book Club on Facebook!! 💚💚💚
https://www.facebook.com/groups/693260370883251

Sorceress_Of_Books 😍 cannot wait! Gonna be so awesome! 8mo
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Sorceress_Of_Books
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So excited to announce the Megan Collins the author if The Winter Sister will be doing a discussion with us on MBC. Make sure to join the group if you want to participate in the discussion
https://www.facebook.com/groups/693260370883251/

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AvidaLectrix
The Winter Sister | Megan Collins
Pickpick

Suspenseful story about guilt and its terrible consequences, especially when one'

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AvidaLectrix
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Starting this book! I was giddy to see that it starts with a quote from Edith Hamilton about the myth of Persephone🌺, one of my favorites 😊

ETA: Is anyone else supposed to be folding laundry 🧦 at the moment 😇 ?

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heyitsMacall
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Mehso-so

I thought this one was okay. There were a lot of “open palms” and “paintbrushes.” It was a quick one though!

I visited this independent bookstore in Georgetown, Texas passing through. So cute.

8little_paws Very cute store! 10mo
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JoScho
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Pickpick

Sylvie returns home 16 years after her sister‘s murder to take care of her sick mother. Her mother that also turned to alcohol after the murder and no longer cared for Sylvie. We piece together the events that lead up to the murder. Nothing shocking or new but a good debut from this author. Entertaining enough to be called a pick for me.

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Whatthebook
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Sylvie‘s sister Persephone, was murdered sixteen years ago. Now that Sylvia has returned home to care for her mother, will she finally get closure on this terrible tragedy? https://www.instagram.com/p/BwBA3HGnTUQ/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=chxg1k...

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hyperashley
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Mehso-so

3⭐'s. It's a pretty interesting story. Sylvie and her mom annoyed me more than they didn't. There are just a lot of issues with this plot but it was a decent read.

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Heystad
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Mehso-so

This book was just OK. I wasn‘t a fan of the main character and the ending was fairly predictable.

hyperashley Glad I'm not the only one that felt this way! 10mo
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christinehk
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Mehso-so

This was a mediocre thriller. About 3/4 of the way through, I had narrowed down the killer to two characters and I was right. The first 50 or so pages may seem slow, but it builds up the suspense needed to keep you reading. It was an easy read and I read it in a day (had the day off).

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ReadsWritesDrinks
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The Winter Sister is a solid thriller!

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punkinruth
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Pickpick

Great read. It was a slow starter with not much suspense. Figured out her secret dad killed her before he was actually identified.

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dgingo
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Pickpick

Again, not my usual genre for our #AccidentalBookClub, but I really enjoyed this quick read. I predicted parts of it, but it was an enjoyable page-turner that was better written than #TheSilentPatient, our last #BOTM club pick. #Recommend

#ReadingInVegas #ARoomWithAView #StripViews #BookClubOfTwo