Twisted River by Siobhan MacDonald

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Read Twisted River Online Free - “She would never have fit as neatly into the trunk of his own car.” Limerick, Ireland: the O’Brien family’s driveway. American Oscar Harvey opens the trunk of his hosts’ car and finds the body of a woman, beaten and bloody. But let’s start at the beginning.

Kate and Mannix O’Brien live by Curragower Falls in Limerick, in a lovely house they can barely afford. Their son Fergus is bullied at school, and their daughter Izzy blames herself, wishing she could protect him. Kate decides that her family needs a vacation, and is convinced her luck’s about to change when she spots a gorgeous Manhattan apartment on a home-exchange website.

Hazel and Oscar Harvey and their two children live on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Though they seem successful and happy, Hazel has mysterious bruises, and Oscar is hiding things about his dental practice. They, too, need a change of pace. Hazel has always wanted her children to see her native Limerick, and the house swap offers a perfect chance to soothe two troubled marriages. But this will be anything but a perfect vacation. And the body in the trunk is just the beginning.

Title : Twisted River
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ISBN : 0143108433
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 272 pages


Rachael rated it ★★★☆☆

November 08, 2017

An American and Irish family swap homes during an October holiday and their lives collide in unexpected ways... This thriller was fine. There were a couple of unexpected twists which I appreciated and didn’t see coming, I liked the unpredictability as I thought I’d figured it out from the start. Th...

Penny rated it ★★★☆☆

February 07, 2017

Hmmm...I'd almost give this one a 2.5 star rating. Something that was building up steam all along, and marketed to be like "Girl on the Train, like Before I Go To Sleep", sure did fizzle out and come to a dull and pretty abrupt ending. There wasn't so much a shock to the end but more of a That wa...

Cardmaker rated it ★★☆☆☆

April 10, 2016

It seemed like a good idea for a story and I'm sure it could have been if written by someone else. The characters were too blah and I had a very difficult time figuring out which couple I was reading about because they were so much alike. They were uninteresting most of the time and plain out dull...

Elaine rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 01, 2017

2.5 The extra half star is for the premise. With the popularity of AirBnB, a house exchange as the theme the plot revolves around is a great idea. Too bad I couldn't stand the characters; the women were typical, doormat-y types (is that even a word?), the men were equally cliche and douchey (defin...

Liz rated it ★★★★☆

April 13, 2016

Twisted River is the story of two families – both hiding secrets of different kinds – who swap houses for holiday purposes, this event bringing things to a head. It starts with a body then tells the tale of what led to this moment. For me, Twisted River was an excellent character study and an int...

Bryony rated it ★★★☆☆

April 13, 2016

To me, this book was super slow. I enjoyed the last two chapters but apart from that, it just took way too long to actually get anywhere. I liked the plot and the ideas behind it but it could have been executed better. The characters were great. I HATED Oscar at the start but the further through t...

Sarah rated it ★★★★★

April 20, 2016

5 stars Huge thanks to Siobhán MacDonald, Canelo and NetGalley for this copy in exchange for an honest review. Oohh this is a tricksy book! You think you know what's happening and suddenly the rug is pulled a little from under you, it happens throughout the book until you are surprised and wonderin...

Sharon rated it ★★★☆☆

May 29, 2016

For fans of Gone Girl this may appeal. A house swap between 2 couples from Limerick and New York takes a turn for the worse. Relationships are not always what they seem . Easy read of a book but it just lacked the chill and the thrill I look for in a book, I felt there was a depth missing and som...

Joanne rated it ★★★★☆

April 18, 2016

As people know, there's nothing I love more than a book about a dysfunctional family....well, apart from a book about TWO dysfunctional families!! Siobhan MacDonald brings us a fantastically twisty tale about a house exchange and two families, both of whom seem to be hiding some very big secrets....

Tracy rated it ★★★★☆

April 15, 2016

There Is no need to cover the premise of this fabulous read as the blurb covers it brilliantly. Siobhan Macdonald leads the reader up one path and then takes them on another, in what is a stylish and cleverly written tale. The plot is evidently designed to twist and turn and this psychological thr...

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