Today I’m the first blogger on the audiobook blog tour for Bone Deep. My review is written with thanks to Kelly Lacey at Love Books Group for inviting me on the tour and to Sandra Ireland for my Audible code for the book.
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.
When Lucie is typing Mac’s work, she comments that Mac “writes so well”. I wondered briefly if this was a reflection of the author’s own work, as Ireland does indeed write well. The description is brilliant and really drew me in to the eerie setting of the mill with all its hidden secrets. This is enhanced by the audio version as while listening, unlike while reading, I was able to close my eyes and let the images settle in my imagination.
Bone Deep is narrated alternately by Mac and Lucie Mac and Lucie are very different characters, so I felt this technique helped me learn more about each one. It became even more effective as the novel progressed and their stories began to intertwine. In the audiobook version, the chapters are narrated by two different actors, and this was immensely helpful in pronouncing their differences and allowing me to distinguish between the two.
Although the setting in Bone Deep is particularly creepy, it did take a while for me to really feel the tension However, once the stories from the past start to unravel, I found them very intriguing and was reluctant to press pause!
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