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13/08/2018

#BlogTour: Bone Deep by Sandra Ireland @22_Ireland @PolygonBooks #BoneDeep #Lovebooksgrouptours

Published by Polygon Books on 5th July 2018. My thanks to the author and the publisher for the review copy and Kelly Lacey of Love Books Group Tours for offering me the opportunity to take part. 

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. This is the story of two women: Mac, who is bent on keeping the secrets of the past from her only son, and the enigmatic Lucie, whose 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.

My Thoughts:

Bone Deep is a gothic tale with characters that I found memorable and entrancing and a little bit creepy. Mac is a historian that is writing about siblings based on myth and folklore. Lucie is somewhat of a difficult character to get to know. She is a bit of an assistant to Mac. 

This is a difficult book to write too much about without giving it all away, suffice to say I was absolutely drawn in by the brilliant characterisations and sense of place, particularly the mill. 

The author writes in a way that is intriguing and she has done a tremendous job of writing flawed characters that the reader is itching to find out more about. 

There are parallels drawn between folklore and real life and a story of families and secrets. There was enough here to draw me in and captivate my imagination. 

I really enjoyed this one. 

About the Author:
Sandra Ireland was born in Yorkshire, lived for many years in Limerick, and is now based in Scotland. She began her writing career as a correspondent on a local newspaper but quickly realised that fiction is much more intriguing than fact. She returned to higher education her 40s, to study for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at Dundee University. In 2016 she won Creative Scotland funding for a residency at Barry Mill, a National Trust for Scotland property. Her debut novel was Beneath the Skin (Polygon, 2016). She lives in Carnoustie and is available for interview.

You can find her on Twitter: @22_Ireland

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