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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Between Sisters by Cathy Kelly




Set in Dublin a family saga with deep rooted histories of the painful kind. On the surface Cassie and Coco our sisters have it all. One a family - husband and two children, the other seems well settled though single with the vintage store of her dreams. Just scratch the surface and there are deep seated insecurities. Cassie more and more distanced from her husband and terrible teens, and Coco feeling that she is isolated and will never find a love of her own. Abandoned by their mother when Coco was an infant Cassie has always been the protective, elder sister along with a grandmother who they adore.

Like all families secrets abound and theirs have an even bigger share. Their mother's story is also told in parallel lines and you know that at some stage they are all going to connect. How and the way it is done is very sympathetic to the story of the sisters and dovetails well.

Full of character and descriptive of Dublin and suburban life this was a very interesting family story.

Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review courtesy of Grand Central Publishing.


3 comments:

Kathryn T said...

I wondered about his one and hovered over reading it for review. Still not sure, I am not so good with books set in Ireland funnily enough.

Cleo Bannister said...

Oh I do like books set in Ireland and this one has caught me at a time when I would enjoy a good saga

Blodeuedd said...

I do like Dublin