A sisters secret.A mysterious phenomenon.A murder that ties it all together.An emotional, suspenseful novel about the bond between sisters and the secrets we hold to keep our family safe, The Sisters of Blue Mountain is a thrilling mystery that hurtles towards an unexpected ending that will leave readers speechless.The small town of Mountain Springs, Pennsylvania thrivesA sisters secret.A mysterious phenomenon.A murder that ties it all together.An emotional, suspenseful novel about the bond between sisters and the secrets we hold to keep our family safe, The Sisters of Blue Mountain is a thrilling mystery that hurtles towards an unexpected ending that will leave readers speechless.The small town of Mountain Springs, Pennsylvania thrives on the snow geese migration Each year, the birds flock to the dam, and the tourists follow, filling up Linnet s Bed and Breakfast.But one morning Linnet wakes up to discover hundreds of dead geese by the BB and her life is thrown into the media frenzy when her father a former ornithology professor is asked to study the case As the tourists cancel their plans and Linnet s father s health grows increasingly worse, the last thing she expects is to see her estranged sister, Myna, on her doorstep.Myna has never stayed in one place for long after running from Mountain Springs Although she and Linnet were close growing up, a family secret broke their bond, and Myna s return has brought back memories both sisters have tried to keep buried.When a reporter arrives in town who may have a connection to the sisters past, Linnet and Myna are forced to confront the event that tore them apart But when a young professor who was assisting their father on the case turns up dead and their father becomes the primary suspect Linnet and Myna realize that their
The Sisters of Blue Mountain A sisters secret A mysterious phenomenon A murder that ties it all together An emotional suspenseful novel about the bond between sisters and the secrets we hold to keep our family safe The Sisters
Linnet grew up in the small town of Mountain Springs, Pennsylvania where she now lives with her husband and continues to run the family bed and breakfast Linnet s father was always known as the bird man around town since he spent his life studying birds as a ornithology professor Now retired and starting to suffer from dementia Linnet s father still lives in the guest house with Linnet caring for him One day they awaken to find that hundreds of geese have fallen from the sky and the town turns t [...]
The beautiful cover and the intriguing blurb made me curious about the book I love reading books about estranged sisters, secrets in the past and I especially I love books set in small towns The title The Sisters of Blue Mountain also intrigue me very much I took me, to be honest, quite some time to get into the book It just didn t feel that intriguing as I had hoped it to be and first did I have a hard time connecting with the characters However, I did not give up and I m glad to say that the b [...]
Talented Karen Katchur returns following 2015 The Secrets of Lake Roadwith another emotional mystery domestic suspense, THE SISTERS OF BLUE MOUNTAIN two timelines connect for a riveting page turner of the strong bonds of family Set in a fictional tourist town of Mountain Springs, PA, two young sisters Linnet and Myrna grew up in a home with a professor for a dad and a mother which suffers from extreme depression When the girls were young, the father decided they would turn the large home into a [...]
A longer review is available on my blog reviewsofbooksonmynightstand.bThis really didn t read like a mystery for me I would categorize it as women s fiction than a true mystery There are some questions that are raised in the book but it moved so slowly that it felt like women s fiction or literary fiction There were also not too many shockers in the book, either The reader is kind of led to the answer to what the secret that Linnet and Myna have kept from the very beginning and there were a lo [...]
GNAB I received a free electronic copy of this novel from Netgalley, Karen Katchur, and St Martin s Press in exchange for an honest review Thank you all, for sharing your work with me This is a very interesting novel, a fast read with subplots that include elder care and dementia, the world of Canadian Snow Geese, life in Pennsylvania s Pocono mountains, and the tendency of oldest sisters to micromanage everything, especially younger sisters I am the oldest sister of four I understand that part [...]
Spring came early the year the birds fell from the sky That s the opening line of Karen Katchur s new novel, THE SISTERS of BLUE MOUNTAIN ThomasDunne St.MartinsPress Suddenly, hundreds of snow geese migrating from Pennsylvania to Canada, are dropping dead all over the property of Linnet Jenkins Bed and Breakfast and washing up on the dam This is at the height of the season when tourists come to stay at the BB, specifically see the birds, tens of thousands of them fly overhead, creating a snow gl [...]
This is a quick and enjoyable read, just what I was looking for and why I like to mix some women s fiction into my mystery thrillers reads Kutcher pulls the reader in from the first moment a snow goose falls from the sky and lands in the dam near Linnet s BB With the spring migration come tourists to this sleepy mountain town A dam filled with dead snow geese will have a huge economic impact on the community Answers are needed and the town turns to Linnet s father, retired ornithologist Henry Je [...]
Suspense that squeezes the heart Karen Katchur s second novel is superb Excellent writing that kept me on the edge of the cliff throughout the story of tragedy and secrets The secrets that separates Linnet and Myna are heart wrenching but were made while young in attempt to keep their family together as they watched their mother s decline into the dark reaches of depression.
Hundreds of geese falling dead from the sky, a mysterious death of a professor, and fish discovered floating dead in the waters of a dam, all of these strange occurrences take place in the small town of Mountain Springs, Pennsylvania by a popular family owned BB called the Snow Goose Linnet, now the owner of the Snow Goose, and her younger, estranged sister Myna, are reunited due to these surprising happenings The sisters, having once been very close, share a secret from their past that they now [...]
Having read The Secrets of Lake Road by Karen Kutchur, I was thrilled to receive an ARC of this book and knew I was going to love it and I did Karen has a unique way of pulling you right into her characters and feeling all the emotions they do, just as if you were right there with them Her beautiful descriptions made me hold my breath many times, especially when they were of the snow geese, my heart soared with joy and sadness as they brought a mystery to be solved The two sisters, Linnet and My [...]
I was excited to start this book It had a nice cover and a good blurb However, I thought it was too slow and predictable The ending left me with a feeling of incompleteness The book narrates the story of two close siblings who were each other s best friend until an event separated them for decades Linnet is the one that stayed home She s in charge of the family s BB She took it over after her mother s passing Linnet also takes care of her dad who s suffering from dementia Linnet is married and h [...]
Katchur excels at making setting a character and the BB and the town of Mountain Springs was both creepy and insular The relationship between the sisters is what really drives this character driven mystery what happened in their past to split them apart There is a current and a past mystery and they re woven together seamlessly.
SUMMARYLinnet and Myna are two sisters who have grown apart over the years They used to be best friends they were like birds of a feather But something happened to change that They have a family secret that keeps them apart Neither wants to talk about it.Myna left Mountain Springs to go off to college and never came back She s never spent much time in one place, but she s been living in Florida for three years now Linnet runs the family business, The Snow Goose Bed and Breakfast in Mountain Spri [...]
THE SISTERS OF BLUE MOUNTAIN by Karen Katchur is a deeply emotional tale with elements of suspense and mystery sprinkled throughout, that will keep you hooked to the very end Linnet and Myna used to be close but when family secrets were forged, they became distant Now as adults, Myna lives wherever the breeze takes her, while Linnet runs the family BB business while looking after her ageing father, a retired Professor who was always known locally as the Bird Man When the graceful snow geese tha [...]
Birds fall from the sky and the small town of Mountain Springs is left in confusion Linnet, the owner of The Snow Goose BB, is shocked when first the birds fall and then later a professor is found dead on her property Dealing with her family, canceling BB guests, an ailing father, and the return of her distant sister, Linnet is in a very stressed state As secrets unravel the town and the sisters may never be the same I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest r [...]
When hundreds of snow geese fall dead from the sky, the community of Mountain Springs is concerned with how it will affect their tourism Linnet is the daughter of a local ornithologist and owner of a BB when the catastrophe strikes Her estranged sister Myna returns home amidst a flurry of reporters speculating about the dead birds and protesters warning of the apocalypse One journalist arrives in Mountain Springs on assignment, but Jake also seeking answers regarding his father s death Little do [...]
The two sisters in Karen Katchur s new book are worlds apart, but still deeply connected to their childhood home, a bed and breakfast that depends on snow goose migration Linnett still lives in the BB, taking care of their father, an ornithologist whose dementia is progressing Myna flew the coop years ago and hardly ever comes back though it s not until much later that Katchur lets us in on why When wildlife starts dying in droves, Myna, the end times protesters and the journalists descend, and [...]
All my reviews can be found at jessicasreadingroom The Sisters of Blue Mountain was the first book I have read from Karen Katchur It is a well done mystery that keeps you wondering what s going to happen up to the end The whole time I wondered what happened to the geese and will the BB be ok after this whole situation is over or will their guests never want to return You can see how the whole town changed due to the situation with the geese I felt for Linnet and her family as I became fully invo [...]
This book was just what I needed yesterday an easy, fast paced, escape from the doldrums The story line was detailed and fairly complex, but I could not give it than 2 stars because the characters were wooden and the grammar errors were unacceptable and distracting sentence fragments and misuse of commas, and also incorrect usage of longtime when what the context intended was long time If the author can t catch these things, where are the editors and proofreaders
Snow geese are falling dead into the lake by Linnet s B n B instead of resting there on this migration stopover Linnet s father, the town s crazy bird man, an ornithologist and retired professor, solves the mystery in his lucid moments Myna, Linnet s little sister, returns home to find that a reporter is seeking than a story about the birds He s digging into a mystery personal to him that will uncover the sister s ugly secret In the midst of this, the young professor sent to investigate the bir [...]
This was an enjoyable book and story of family conflict and our pasts impact on our future selves There were many underlying themes and storylines going on within the novel The plot took you on a tour of the past lives of the B B and it s inhabitants as well as the present trials and tribulations still being felt from past mistakes Somehow we never know when our paths will cross with our worst mistakes and that is exactly what occurs for two sisters from the Blue Mountains of PA They have kept a [...]
I received this book as a giveaway in exchange for an honest review I enjoyed this book than I expected It was a quick easy read I was able to figure out the big secret and whodoneit by about half way but that didn t deter me from reading on I cant say I totally loved the writing style It was very basic and I did spot a few errors and just strange use of words I was also bothered by the cover because it does not fit the description of the sisters at all There were minor things and overall the b [...]
This novel is about two sisters, Linnet and Myna, who have become estranged over the years, following a mysterious moment in their past when one decision changed everything between them They used to be the closest of sisters and now they haven t even spoken on the phone in over four years, their relationship has been reduced to a simple text every once in a while All that will change over a Spring Break week when a un natural phenomenon and some relationship drama with her boyfriend gives Myna t [...]
This was the first book by Karen Katchur that I have read This book is about secrets that people keep from each other and what keeping those secrets could do to relationships This book is mainly about the two sisters with some of the storyline dedicated to the father and the reporter Jake.This book was a good read and I enjoyed reading about the small town and how the daughters rallied around their dad I expected a bit of the story but was not really disappointed as it was an easy and enjoyable [...]
I was disappointed The Sister of Blue Mountain I wanted a book about that I could devel into and connect with the characters and this was not it It took me way longer than I wanted to get into it For a while I had no problem putting down the book to do something else and a harder time picking it up to finish I did though and was happy I did The ending brought intrigue and a nice resolution I just wish it had not taken the whole book to get there With that all being said the story was cute but p [...]
When hundreds of snowbirds mysteriously die and fall to the ground in this small mountain town, it sets in motion a chain of events that will dredge up the past Katchur does an excellent job twisting the lives of two sisters torn apart by secrets This fast pace story lures you in from page one as you see how one sister neatly buries their childhood while the other sister struggles under the weight of it Truth is a character here that searches for a voice It witnesses an unexplained murder, rattl [...]
I picked up the book because of the setting Pennsylvania which didn t figure into the story much.I found the pacing to be a bit leisurely for my tastes, and while there is a mystery revolving around a suspicious death, The sisters of Blue Mountain is not a mystery It s borderline literary fiction with a strong focus on the sisters relationship and family secrets.The characters are complex and generally appealing And frankly it s nice to read about characters I like even when they make mistakes.
Really great read Set in the Eastern Pennsylvania mountains, it tells the story of Linnet and Myna, sisters who are alienated because of a family secret The characters in this book are appealing and very relatable This story could very well be written about any family in America, in any venue That is what I think makes this suspenseful, page turner an excellent book I took this on vacation, and it was an extremely enjoyable beach read 5 stars for The Sisters of Blue Mountain
I got as far as the description of Pop, a 73 year old whose mind isn t what it used to be As a nearly 70 year old, I reject gratuitous ageism wherever I see it So this book goes back to the library tomorrow And the author may want to explore facts and attitudes about people older than she is Seventy three is not elderly today.
I won this book from and I really enjoyed it I loved the storylines and how it all tied in together I think it was well written and an easy read I do recommend it This is the first book I read by this author and now I will read of her stuff after reading this.