Author: Moïra Fowley-Doyle
Publisher: Kathy Dawson Books
Published on: August 27th 2019
Number of Pages: 320
Bought, Borrowed or ARC: Borrowed from my public library
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The day after the funeral all our mourning clothes hung out on the line like sleeping bats. ‘This will be really embarrassing,’ I kept saying to my family, ‘when she shows up at the door in a week or two.’
When Deena’s wild and mysterious sister Mandy disappears – presumed dead – her family are heartbroken. But Mandy has always been troubled. It’s just another bad thing to happen to Deena’s family. Only Deena refuses to believe it’s true.
And then the letters start arriving. Letters from Mandy, claiming that their family’s blighted history is not just bad luck or bad decisions – but a curse, handed down through the generations. Mandy has gone in search of the curse’s roots, and now Deena must find her. What they find will heal their family’s rotten past – or rip it apart forever.
At the time of me writing this, it has actually been about a week or two since I read the book so I am kind of sparse on details. I remember really liking it and I read through it pretty quickly. I really like the supporting characters more than the main ones but sometimes that happens and that’s okay.
I did really like the story and how it focused a lot on things that families might decide make you the “bad apple” or “odd one out” like pregnancy out of wedlock and being part of the LGBT community. I also liked the magical realism that this book had. I didn’t think that was something I would like and while it does sometimes make books harder to read, it really brings something extra as well.