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The Birdcage (edició 2022)

de Eve Chase (Autor)

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In the spirit of Lisa Jewell and Kate Morton, an emotional mystery set in the rugged remote landscape of north Cornwall full of dark secrets and twists, about three unusual sisters forced to confront the past. Some secrets need to be set free... When half-sisters Kat, Flora, and Lauren are unexpectedly summoned to Rock Point, their wild and remote Cornish summer home, it's not a welcome invitation. They haven't been back since that fateful summer twenty years ago--a summer they're desperate to forget.   But when they arrive, it's clear they're not alone. Someone is lurking in the shadows, watching their every move. Someone who remembers exactly what they did... Will the sisters be able to protect the dark past of Rock Point? Or are some secrets too powerful to remain under lock and key?… (més)
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Títol:The Birdcage
Autors:Eve Chase (Autor)
Informació:G.P. Putnam's Sons (2022), 368 pages
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The Birdcage by Eve Chase is a 2022 G.P. Putnam’s Sons publication.

Three half-sisters- Kat, Flora, and Lauren- are reunited at Black Point- their father’s home on the Cornish Cliffs, after their father, a famous artist, summons them with the promise of a big announcement.

It is evidently the first time all three women have visited Black Point since one fateful summer they spent together as teens- the summer their father painted their portrait, which became one of his most famous paintings...

Being back brings back intense memories of that summer- for Lauren especially, as she recalls the way her sisters treated her, being supplanted as her father’s studio assistant by the woman who was supposed to be taking care of the girls, and her close friendship with the daughter of an estate worker.

As these memories draw closer to the surface, a pending sense of doom hangs over them as the women examine their lives now, and how that eventful summer shaped them as adults, while finally coming to terms with a startling truth about their father, and themselves, that will have a long-lasting effect on them all...

I have read a couple of books by this author and loved her style- which has strong Gothic influence in it- so I was really looking forward this, her latest effort.

Unfortunately, this one fell flat. Yes, I’m an outlier- this is an unpopular opinion- but I thought the story was all over the place, and ultimately, I didn’t feel that it came together cohesively at all. It was predictable in many ways, and I saw the big reveal coming a mile off. The atmosphere I was expecting was absent… blah, blah, blah.

No need to pick the book apart, really- it just missed the mark for me. I’m writing these words all too often this year, I'm afraid, and growing weary of writing reviews like this one.

Based on the average ratings for this book, though, it seems as though the problem might be mine- as most people seemed to have enjoyed it far more than I did- so don’t let me dissuade you. Hopefully, you will have better luck with it than I did. ( )
  gpangel | Jul 19, 2022 |
Reunions can be a minefield for exposing dysfunctional family relationships. When Flora, Kat and Lauren gather at the Cornish coast for a visit with their ailing father, they face all the pitfalls of a reunion, in addition to remembering a traumatic event that took place on the evening of a summer eclipse when they were just girls.

Charlie Finch, a famous painter, was also a bit of a philanderer. He enjoyed more than one marriage and at least three daughters - all by different mothers. He blended this family together on summer holidays at Rock Point, the gothic family estate on the coastline of Cornwall.

This is a story full of complicated relationships. During the visit, secrets are brought out in the open, true emotions are revealed and the family confronts the trauma that occurred on the night of the eclipse.

The sense of place is wonderful. An old gothic mansion on the coast of Cornwall with the ocean as a backdrop really set the tone for the story.

The book is a slow burn and everything seems to pick up speed as the reader gets deeper into the story. I’m glad I stayed the course and finished this book because having read the entire story put everything into perspective and the ending was very satisfying.

Many thanks to NetGalley and Penguin Group - Putnam for allowing me to read and advance copy. I am happy to offer my honest review. ( )
  tamidale | Jul 16, 2022 |
This was the second book I have read by this author. I always enjoy the slow, atmospheric style of her writing. This story involves three half-sisters, Kat, Flora and Lauren who are haunted by an incident involving another young girl, that occurred on their father's property in Rock Point. Each summer the girls spend time with their artist father. They each come from different mothers and are fiercely competitive and sometimes cruel with each other, especially to Lauren.
Twenty years later, they meet back at Rock Point and despite trying to ignore the past, the three girls and their dad, along with his fiancée are forced to confront the truth about what really happened.
I received an e-book from NetGalley in exchange for a review. ( )
  melaniehope | Jul 14, 2022 |
The Birdcage by Eve Chase is Mystery Fiction told by multiple narrators and timelines. Usually I find this style of book my favorite read but for some reason this story was confusing and unraveled too slowly for me. The character’s family relationships were disturbing with secrets kept for a lifetime resulting in troubled lives.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. I appreciate the opportunity and thank the author and publisher for allowing me to read, enjoy and review this book. 3 Stars ( )
  CassiesBooksReader | Jul 11, 2022 |
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In the spirit of Lisa Jewell and Kate Morton, an emotional mystery set in the rugged remote landscape of north Cornwall full of dark secrets and twists, about three unusual sisters forced to confront the past. Some secrets need to be set free... When half-sisters Kat, Flora, and Lauren are unexpectedly summoned to Rock Point, their wild and remote Cornish summer home, it's not a welcome invitation. They haven't been back since that fateful summer twenty years ago--a summer they're desperate to forget.   But when they arrive, it's clear they're not alone. Someone is lurking in the shadows, watching their every move. Someone who remembers exactly what they did... Will the sisters be able to protect the dark past of Rock Point? Or are some secrets too powerful to remain under lock and key?

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