Unraveling

Unraveling

In this standalone fantasy novel by an award-winning author, the dark truth behind a string of unusual murders leads to an otherworldly exploration of spirits, myth, and memory, steeped in Caribbean storytelling. Dr. Miranda Ecouvo, forensic therapist of the City, just helped put a serial killer behind bars. But she soon discovers that her investigation into seven unusual In this standalone fantasy novel by an award-winning author, the dark truth behind a string of unusual murders leads to...

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Title:Unraveling
Author:Karen Lord
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Unraveling
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Unraveling Reviews

  • Kristen
    Jun 20, 2019
    Unraveling is a mythic murder mystery that unfolds as a journey through time and memory. Karen Lord does a fantastic job making the undying and angels seem truly otherworldly while also making the undying who are currently mortal familiarly human, and I appreciated the thoughtfulness t...
  • karen
    May 12, 2019
    NOW AVAILABLE!! if you?re going to read ONE african mythology-infused fantasy novel with magical portals, bloody dismemberments, shapeshifting, immortal beings, and a murder mystery that throws you in the middle of its world with zero regard for your comfort? probably read Blac...
  • Maya
    Jan 08, 2020
    This is the book I have stretched-out reading for probably the longest I've ever done. It never quite got me to grab it and read it consistently, but also never got to the point where I wanted to give up on it. I finished it fairly confused about its point, and a good portion of the pl...
  • David Agranoff
    Dec 03, 2019
    As I read this strange and esoteric fantasy novel I had a feeling that many of the readers out there on Good Reads would hate this book and boy was I correct. Reading many of the reviews I was confused. Did we read the same book? Because the book I read was pretty close to a masterpiec...
  • Di
    May 07, 2019
    More like a 2.5 This book was very confusing to me unfortunately. There is a lot of stuff happening, but once we veered away from the murder mystery aspect of the story, I got really lost. I could sit and read numerous chapters at a time, but couldn't tell you or understand what was...
  • Wendy
    Aug 04, 2019
    Review originally published on my blog, Musings of a Bookish Kitty: https://www.literaryfeline.com/2019/0... Karen Lord?s Unraveling appealed to me both as a fantasy novel and as a mystery. Dr. Miranda Ecouvo is a forensic therapist of the City. She recently helped put a serial k...
  • Kelly
    Sep 28, 2019
    I think this is too esoteric for me right now. It's not you, book, it's me. I'm too busy and I have a cold and I can't concentrate on this thing. I need something more straightforward for the moment. ...
  • Shivanee Ramlochan
    Jul 03, 2019
    Review forthcoming! ...
  • Tammy
    Jun 20, 2019
    I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The nitty-gritty: A story with a fascinating premise that is heavy on philosophical musings, this one just didn?t work for me. ...
  • ♠ TABI ♠
    Jul 24, 2019
    every time I see the name 'Miranda' this scene pops into my head: ...
  • Debra Oehlberg
    Sep 13, 2019
    I usually don't give confusing books such a high score. And, I never realized that fantasy/mythological literature could be so confusing and vague at times. I read this book slowly over several days, stopping at key points in the book (and it is divided into three sections, which does ...
  • Jill Elizabeth
    Apr 05, 2019
    I'm with the other reviewers on this one - it's a fantastic concept and there are marvelous threads in the story, but unraveling them (no pun intended) proved to be a LOT of work... There are some highly intriguing and original ideas here, and the characters held great potential, but e...
  • Liz (Quirky Cat)
    Jun 03, 2019
    I received a copy of Unraveling through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. Unraveling is described as a standalone novel by Karen Lord. It's a novel where mystery and Caribbean lore meet in the middle. The end result is whimsical, dark, and thoroughly enchanting....
  • Victoria Law
    Jul 01, 2019
    I loved both Redemption in Indigo and The Best of All Possible Worlds, so eagerly grabbed Lord's latest. This one just didn't do it. The beginning and middle were intriguing, especially the labyrinths building and the characters, but my interest waned as the characters grew closer t...
  • Brooke Banks
    Apr 13, 2019
    Won from Penguin?s First to Read site. WTF did I just read? I legit don't know. I feel mindfucked in a satisfying way. I was initially intrigued by the paranormal mystery aspect and it being inspired by Caribbean mythology. The first half does include the ?who is killing ...
  • Carrie (brightbeautifulthings)
    Apr 05, 2019
    I received a free e-ARC through First to Read from the publishers at Penguin Random House. Trigger warnings: death, child death, body horror, dismemberment, severe injury, violence, blood, spiders. Dr. Miranda Ecouvo is a forensic therapist who helps people who have witnessed violen...
  • Robert Hudder
    Jul 09, 2019
    I don't know what it was but this book reminded me of Mindplayers by Pat Cadigan. I don't remember much of that book since I read it but that is what I was thinking. I did find myself getting a bit confused with some of the imagery as things shifted in almost dream like ways. So, I sto...
  • Monika Sadowski
    Apr 04, 2019
    I am not going to lie but I don?t know the author, so I picked this book only by looking at the cover page which seemed to me very intriguing. It?s a big maze with an eye in the middle. The main characters Dr. Miranda Ecouvo and two brothers Chance and Trickster have to go through ...
  • Lata
    Jun 18, 2019
    I'm not entirely sure what I read. A story of a serial killer, a forensic therapist, and a pair of brothers, Ajit and Chance, one a Trickster, the other who is sort of human, and sort of undying. A story also of angels, and of a powerful being who can make undying individuals, and can ...
  • Seema Rao
    Apr 02, 2019
    Literary ~ Suspenseful ~ Intriguing This book requires a bit of trust to get into. I spent the first chapter a bit lost, because I hadn't pre-read the blurb (I rarely do). But, the writing was strong, and the pacing was enjoyable. In the end, this book turned out to be the type of m...
  • Bill Mangione-smith
    Aug 20, 2019
    I simply cannot recommend this book at all. It was totally opaque. There were sequences from one paragraph to another where the jump made no sense to me. I kept at it for two reasons. First, my book club was reading it, and I like the social aspect. Second, I felt there must be a liter...
  • Reanne Furney
    Nov 11, 2019
    I kept having to start the book over thinking I missed something or daydreamed an important part away. The weaving style of the narrative pairs great with the title. It reminded me of Anansi Boys by Neil Gaimen. I enjoyed the book but was disappointed. I thought such an elaborately wri...
  • Gary
    Nov 22, 2019
    The hero of Karen Lord?s knotty, and sometimes confounding, fantasy thriller is Miranda ? a therapist pulled out of time and into a labyrinthine netherworld to help solve a series of murders that baffles the gods themselves. The title of Lord?s novel is appropriate, the drawback ...
  • Roberto Martinez
    Oct 26, 2019
    Oh god, what a trainwreck! I don't know know what is more irritating: the author being obtuse just for the sake of it or the fact that this could be an interesting story if it wasn't written so terribly. You finish this book without a hint of the characters' voices or what sets the...
  • Katja Melander
    Sep 08, 2019
    I would like to rename this book to Unrevealing. I chose to read this book because my library app advertised this book as one of the new additions to the library's collection and I thought that it would be fun for once to read a book just because it looked interesting, without any back...
  • Realms & Robots
    Aug 08, 2019
    The beauty of Karen Lord?s Unraveling lies in her mastery of storytelling and the art of larger-than-life protagonists. The book starts pretty typically, showing a woman as she walks down the street. We get a bit of the scenery, we get some basic background on her story and the recen...
  • Booky Nooky
    Aug 10, 2019
    I?ll be honest, I finished ?Unraveling? by Karen Lord weeks ago but have not had the energy or desire to write this review. Unfortunately, it was an arduous read for me. I had to force myself to pick it up and often found my mind wandering while I read it. When I finally did fini...
  • Dan Trefethen
    Jun 24, 2019
    Karen Lord's books include gods, immortals, or aliens from outer space. These creatures serve to contrast and compare the behavior and intentions of humans. In this book she draws from her Caribbean background to offer a god (Patience) and two of the 'undying' (not the same as immor...
  • Stephan Classen
    Apr 21, 2019
    The story takes a bit to draw you in, much like figuring out how a labyrinth's twists and turns will get you to the end. But once in, it was a compelling story of seeing both past and future, and needing human choice to decide how to catch a murderer. Throughout it all, it ties a mysti...
  • Beverly Flanagan
    Jun 18, 2019
    This was one strange story, and I knew it when I took it home from the library. It may have been well written, but to the end I was not really clear WHAT was going on. There was a mystery, with several crimes that appear to have been solved, but were not completely solved. In the end, ...