Family ties so strong you cant escape Mary Olivia Pentecost, known as Mop, was born into one of the wealthiest families in the countryand one of the most guarded. Now, two years after her mothers mysterious death, Mop is seeking closure on the disquieting tragedy by returning to the New England seaside estate of her cloistered Aunty Livonce her closest relative and confidante.But behind the walls of the isolated estate, the shadows of the past are darker than Mop imagined. The puzzles of the family history are not to be shared, but unearthed. With each revelation comes a new, foreboding threatand for Mop, the grave suspicion that to discover Aunty Livs secrets is to become a prisoner of them.How well do we know the people we love? How well do we want to know them? The answers are as twisted as a tangle of vines in this throat-clutching novel of psychological suspense....
|Title||:||In the Vines|
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|Number of Pages||:||277 pages|
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In the Vines Reviews
Well that was pretty crazy. Once this book got going I was hooked. Started out a bit confusing for me. I almost wanted to put it down. Thennn.....insanity lol!! I loved how this book was written...so unique! Thank you to amazon publishing for this review copy! I loved the wild ride of Aunties inner dialogue!! Craziness!!
This story represents itself as an old New England family gothic, though real old New England families don’t have names like Pentecost and Vandonbeer. (They also tend to resemble inmates of a homeless shelter.) We have two narrators, Lynette Olivia Vandonbeer (known as Liv and Aunty [with a Y not an ie]) and her niece Mary Olivia Pentecost (known as Mop—I’m not making this up!). Both Liv and Mop speak in a very “poetic” style, chiefly achieved by using nouns where literate people use verbs. (Mop ...more
If you’re craving a super dark and highly compelling read to binge on this summer, look no further because In the Vines has all of that and much more. This was a creepy gothic read that bordered on horror at some points, it sure as hell scared me half to death and you guys know how much I love that!
This is told alternately from Mop’s point of view and her Aunty Liv’s and it does jump around time wise, but everything is clearly labeled and easy to follow. Mop was a great character, but what does ...more
The beginning chapters were a bit confusing to me but after you read on, so many secrets are revealed. Horrible secrets.
The story hops between time periods and our main character, Mary Olivia Pentecost aka MOP, is in for a world of hurt and disappointment. She is from a very wealthy family, wealthy as in filthy rich and knowing people with connections. Mop’s mother supposedly died in a horrific accident 2 years previous. In that time Mop is trying to reconcile her feelings, get over her grief an ...more
These short sentences. Are like a sledgehammer. pounding my brain. Nothing good to say. About this book.
I tried 3 times to get into this book, but I just couldn't!
The premise itself is a good one: a woman dies while staying at her sister's guest house, which results in tearing the family apart. But then all the other plot points come in -- the sister is having an affair, she stalks the wife, there's a lady being kept in a barn... what? There's just too much going on. Combine that with the storyline jumping back and forth between past, recent past, and now and it just makes for a mish-mash that is ...more
IN THE VINES - Shannon Kirk
After two years of her mother's death, Mary Olivia Pentecost (Mop) decides to go to her aunt's estranged seaside estate and hopefully find out the truth about what really happened to her mother, and other shocking family secrets she never imagined could even exist.
The book starts with a heart-thudding scene taking place in the present time, featuring one of the protagonists being trapped in a burned guest cottage and seeking escape from a demented woman with a hatchet ...more
Thank you Amazon Publishing #Partner for the free copy of this book, in exchange of an honest review.
I rate this book a 4 out of 5 Stars.
So, I started this in "Mop's" P.O.V. and I'll be honest here, I was so confused, but that's the beauty of this book, you read those first few pages and then you have to keep reading further to see what the hell is going on. This dark, gothic, suspense is told in alternating chapters, characters, and times, while that may sound confusing, it's really not.
This bo ...more