The Winter Sister

The Winter Sister

In this spellbinding and suspenseful debut, a young woman haunted by the past returns home to care for her ailing mother and begins to dig deeper into her sister?s unsolved murder. Sixteen years ago, Sylvie?s sister Persephone never came home. Out too late with the boyfriend she was forbidden to see, Persephone was missing for three days before her body was found?and years In this spellbinding and suspenseful debut, a young woman haunted by the past returns home to care for her ailin...

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Title:The Winter Sister
Author:Megan Collins
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:1982100141
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

The Winter Sister Reviews

  • Marialyce
    Apr 09, 2019
    It is such a shame when a book that showed so much promise crashed and slowly burned after the fifty percent point. I realize with the glut of thrillers on the market today, that authors seemed to think they need to outdo one another and therefore stretch reality creating implausibl...
  • Theresa Alan
    Feb 06, 2019
    4.5 stars rounded up. This novel is comprised of a lot of little mysteries that have to be revealed to uncover the main mystery: Who killed 18-year-old Persephone 16 years ago, when her sister, Sylvie, was just 14 years old? After the death of her oldest daughter, Annie fell into se...
  • Liz
    Jan 19, 2019
    A wonderful debut mystery, this one grabbed me from the get go. Sylvie?s sister died in high school and she carries the guilt of her role in the death around like a stone around her neck. Years later, her mother, who had depression issues even before her sister?s death, is an alc...
  • Diane S ☔
    Mar 05, 2019
    Obsessive love and major dysfunction. Sylvie returns home after an absence of sixteen tears to take care of her mother who has cancer. When she was a pre teen her older sister disappeared and was found murdered. Sylvie has always believed the boyfriend Persophone snuck out to meet was ...
  • Susanne  Strong
    Jan 20, 2019
    3.5 Stars* (rounded down) Family Dysfunction and Secrets Run Rampant! Growing up together, Sylvie and her sister Persephone were close as they could be, thick as thieves if you must know. One night, Persephone goes missing, and is then found murdered days later, her death remaini...
  • Debra
    Jan 16, 2019
    There are secrets and then there are SECRETS! Sylvie has returned home to care for her sick Mother. A Mother who shut her and the rest of the world out after her daughter was murdered sixteen years ago. As Sylvie attempts to care for her Mother, she must come to terms with the past,...
  • ♥Rachel♥
    Nov 18, 2018
    The Winter Sister wasn?t something I planned on reading straight through, or even so long before release (I read this back in November) but after downloading I was in the mood for a mystery and I thought I?d open it up and read a few pages. I ended up reading straight through until...
  • Tammie
    Dec 20, 2018
    A solid 4 stars. A mystery/thriller book, The Winter Sister centers around main character Sylvie. As teens, Sylvie?s older sister Persephone was murdered-a crime that was never solved. Sylvie always blamed herself for her sister?s death-locking her out of the house the night of the...
  • Larry H
    Mar 06, 2019
    3.5 stars. Life changed completely when Sylvie was 14 years old. Her older sister, Persephone, disappeared one night, after sneaking out to meet her boyfriend, whom her mother forbade her to date. Sylvie kept lots of Persephone's secrets?because that's what sisters do?and she ke...
  • Stephanie
    Dec 16, 2018
    4.5 Stars The Winter Sister is a stunning, suspense-filled, edge of your seat debut by Megan Collins! I was thoroughly captivated by this tale of domestic suspense and mystery surrounding the unsolved murder of a young girl and her younger sister's determination to see justice serve...
  • Jennifer
    Feb 18, 2019
    4 stars for this is debut! I really enjoyed the Winter Sister, part mystery / suspense, part domestic drama. Told in a straight forward, singular timeline, we slowly start to unravel the mystery of Persephone?s death. While the plot was nothing new (unsolved murder of a sister), ...
  • Linda
    Nov 19, 2018
    Lying has dire consequences. Sylvie O'Leary knows this first hand. She's been covering up for her older sister, Persephone, for some time. Persephone has been sneaking out to meet her boyfriend, Ben, at night when her mother thinks she's asleep in her room. The girls agreed upon lea...
  • Melissa
    Jan 25, 2019
    Is the engaging flow of an author?s words enough to overcome a tired storyline? Chances are, readers who frequent the suspense genre with any regularity will find this plot all too familiar. It's a storyline that?s been done, redone and overdone; making this anything but memorab...
  • Felicia
    Dec 06, 2018
    3.5 Stars rounded up to 4 for the imaginative drama and enjoyable prose ???? While this book features an all too familiar plot, it does offer something that I wasn't expecting but very much enjoyed and that is a fascinating and novel family dynamic. I would definitely categ...
  • Kaceey
    Jan 22, 2019
    3.5* Sylvia left her hometown just as soon as she could. Rushing off to College and a new life! Leave her past behind. Years have slipped by and her mom Annie is quite sick. It?s time for Sylvie to face her past demons, return home and try to help. No choice, really. You see, sh...
  • Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*
    Feb 01, 2019
    3.5 stars Sylvie returns home to care for her estranged mother, Annie as she undergoes treatment for cancer. Sylvie is also dealing with her past. Sixteen years ago her sister, Persephone was murdered and she wants to find out who killed her. Her sister was missing for less than sev...
  • Jan
    Dec 09, 2018
    Pretty solid domestic thriller that kept me entertained. I'm still wavering between 3.5 to 4 stars...this was good, but not very memorable. (I made the mistake of waiting 2 weeks to write this review and I'm paying the price now as I dig to remember the highs and lows.) What I remem...
  • Dorie  - Traveling Sister :)
    Jan 12, 2019
    ***NOW AVAILABLE*** This was really a 4/1/2 * for me. I really enjoyed this debut novel, my first mystery/thriller novel of 2019. This book reminds me of why I do like this genre. In this novel there is so much about about family interactions woven throughout. There is the passage...
  • Holly
    Jan 20, 2019
    When Sylvie's older sister, Persephone, was killed when she was 18 she blames herself. Sixteen years after her death, Sylvie hasn't quite moved on but hasn't been back to her hometown since her sisters death. Her mother became an reclusive alcoholic that hasn't been there for Sylvie ...
  • Gabby
    Jan 31, 2019
    Really enjoyed this thriller! This is my February BOTM pick and it's an adult thriller that follows this girl named Sylvie. Her sister Persephone was murdered sixteen years ago and they never found out who was responsible for it, but Sylvie has always believed it was Persephone's boyf...
  • Meredith
    Jan 24, 2019
    Psychological thriller about a woman who returns to her hometown 16 years after her sister is murdered. The murder has gone unsolved and the main character is tortured over her actions the night her sister died. Estranged from her alcoholic mother, she finally faces her past and confro...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Jan 30, 2019
    Not just another ?sister? book! ? ? ? ? As teens, Sylvie?s sister, Persephone, was on a date with a forbidden boyfriend when she never returned home and was later found murdered. The murder is still unsolved, over sixteen years later. Sylvie and her mother, Annie,...
  • Carrie
    Jan 31, 2019
    The Winter Sister by Megan Collins is a perfect example of a book that makes me want to continue to search out new authors for new stories. The Winter Sister is a mystery/suspense read that is a debut novel but you could never tell this is a debut. At fourteen Sylvie and her sister ...
  • Berit☀️✨
    Feb 27, 2019
    A beautifully told story packed with secrets, grief, and guilt! Megan Collins has crafted an entertaining tale with an effortless flow. Another exquisite debut, this year seems to be oozing with amazing debuts! Sylvie has come back home after being gone for many years to take c...
  • Holly  B
    Nov 25, 2018
    A gripping story that highlights the hidden past of the families involved. A tangled web of family secrets may have bigger repercussions than anyone could ever have imagined. A suspenseful, character driven drama that explores a complicated relationship between a mother, An...
  • Kendall
    Jan 13, 2019
    Happy pub day <3 <3. A gripping and emotional story about a family that has webbed deep and dark secrets. The Winter Sister by Megan Collins a strong debut that will leave you turning those pages up until the early hours in the morning. Sylive returns home after many ...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Jan 16, 2019
    I'm between 3-3.5 stars on this one. "Demeter had an only daughter, Persephone... the maiden of spring. She lost her and in her terrible grief she withheld her gifts from the earth, which turned into a frozen desert. The green and flowering land was icebound and lifeless because Per...
  • Beata
    Jan 27, 2019
    A decent thriller which seems to have the plot already sounding familiar, however, the writing style is good and it was a quite gripping read for me. Some passages could be better edited in order to avoid some repetitions. All in all, a good read for the fans of the genre. *Many th...
  • marilyn
    Feb 03, 2019
    Fourteen year old Sylvie and her older sister Persephone were the daughters of Annie, a single mom, who would have have Dark Days (as the girls named those days) on the 15th of each month. Annie showed open affection for Sylvie while holding Persephone at arms length, which caused Pers...
  • Shannon
    Dec 14, 2018
    Thanks to Touchstone for gifting me a copy of The Winter Sister. I really enjoyed this one! Family secrets, lies and betrayal ohhh yes!! When Sylvie O?Leary was fourteen, her sister, Persephone, snuck out of the house and was found dead three days later. Their mother, Annie, took ...