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
The poem at the beginning of the book, penned by Shannon Kirk, is so dark and profound it left me breathless. And then...AND THEN I read the first chapter and knew I was a goner. The first scene of this story left me horrified for a narrator I had yet to meet.
"There is a woman in black with a nail gun, firing it into the sky and screaming at the woman with the hatchet."
Seriously, what in the actual helicopter is happening??!
This story is like a ride on a derailed crazy train told from the view ...more
Received an ARC of this book in exchange for honest review! (But absolutely would have reviewed it anyway if I didn't because HOLY COW everyone needs to read this book!!)
In The Vines is the best thriller I've read so far this year (and probably last year too). Kirk is by far one of my favorite authors that's emerged in the genre (and other genres too!) in the past few years and she doesn't disappoint with In The Vines. It's pretty different than her previous thriller Method 15/33, but delivers j ...more
Shannon Kirk may just have earned the title of new Queen of the Psychological Thriller with her soon-to-be-released In the Vines. Though she has written other award-winning books, her first thriller, Method 15/33, is an international bestseller, and In the Vines is even more breathtaking than Method, so it wouldn't surprise me at all if she ends up on the New York Times bestselling list with this one!
This book grabs you by the throat, throws you into a tower, locks the door, tosses away the key, ...more
Oh, wow! In The Vines was outstanding!! I could not get enough of this book and I would love to see a duology if not a trilogy and see how those Vandonbeer genetics evolve in MOP?! I think she is a bit more like Aunty Liv than maybe she thinks.
In The Vines is a beautifully written (lyrical!) book about Mary Olivia Pentecost, or Mop for short and her Aunty Liv whom has been her best friend, next to her mom, since childhood. She has come back to Aunty Liv's sprawling, gothic estate to find closur ...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
Reviewing books is daunting – not because the writing is hard, but because when you love a book, it’s so hard not to spoil it for everyone else. In the Vines by Shannon Kirk (I am about to read everything else she’s ever written) has without a doubt been my favorite book of the summer...so far. Amazon recommended this book for me, and I hesitate to read Amazon recommendations because I haven’t always had the best luck with that. However, they got it right this time. This story gave me chills as ...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