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As another reviewer has said, "If you read one book this year make Burning Air be the one"!,
This review is from: The Burning Air: A Novel (Kindle Edition)
Goodreads Description- Of course it was love for my children, love for my son, that caused me to act as I did. It was a lapse of judgement. If I could have foreseen the rippling aftershocks that followed I would have acted differently, but by the time I realised the extent of the consequences, it was too late.
The MacBrides have always gone to Far Barn in Devon for Bonfire Night, but this year everything is different. Lydia, the matriarch, is dead; Sophie, the eldest daughter, is desperately trying to repair a crumbling marriage; and Felix, the youngest of the family, has brought a girlfriend with him for the first time.
The girl, Kerry, seems odd in a way nobody can quite put their finger on - but when they leave her looking after Sophie's baby daughter, and return to find both Kerry and the baby gone, they are forced to ask themselves if they have allowed a cuckoo into their nest...
Gripping and chilling, with a killer twist, The Burning Air reaffirms Erin Kelly as one of Britain's foremost psychological thriller writers.
This was the first novel of Erin Kelly's that I have read and all I can say is that I am stunned at her brilliance! This book was like a ticking time bomb that at first you don't even know is there and then you begin racing through the pages, dodging everything the author is throwing at you and wondering what the heck could possible happen next. The book starts off slowly as a seemingly harmless family grieves the loss of the family matriarch, but Kelly plants the seed early that not everything is the way it looks. The story is told from at least 5 POV's, each character revealing startling pieces that begin to link together to form this giant bomb that you know is just going to explode and destroy everything. I can say that I haven't read such a extraordinary novel in quite a long time! If the author's other works are nearly as good as this, Erin Kelly will be keeping me a happy reader for quite a long time! This author has a brilliant writing style that has left me shivering long after I finished the book. This will be a book that will haunt me for days. 5 stars to this incredible author! I HIGHLY recommend this book!