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The story centers around a NY couple who flee the city after a series of tragic events negatively impact their lives.
Julien and Rachael believe they have found serenity in a tranquil upstate town called Kings Hollow. The clean country living seems ideal at first, until the couple innocently enough crack a wishbone over a quite dinner.
I don't want to give away a single plot detail and spoil any of the fun or surprises, but what follows next is a psychological thriller, filled with mystery and suspense that will keep you guessing until the very last page, and still leave you wanting more!
Ms. Hudson takes a simple idea of making a wish and guides the reader down a twisted path where our wildest nightmares come true, and we learn it may not be so easy to live with what we wish for!
The story is engaging enough that often times I found myself yelling out loud at plot twists and character choices. This novel rivals any tale of suspense I've read within the last few years and I can easily see this transferring from the page to the screen in the very near future! It's just that good!
If you've been wishing for a truly superb thriller, your wish has just come true!
This is one of those books that you want to get to the end and yet you do not want to finish. If you have your feet firmly nailed to reality, then this is not the book for you. Suspension of disbelief is definitely needed, but if you are like me and reality is to be taken lightly, then you will enjoy this book. Without giving anything away, I was blown away by how well the two main characters were written. They had very clear personalities. I also enjoyed the dialogue which sounded so much like a married couple with normal issues that it kind of creeped me out in some places, sounding too much like old arguments I have had.
All in all, highly recommend.
In the spirit of her mentor and inspiration Stephen King, she creates a fast-paced novel full of surprising and shocking twists and turns. We feel for the characters, especially Julien who grew up in France on a farm with his grandparents. His grandfather was good to him, but the abuse he suffered from his drunken father Jerome left scars that would one day return to haunt him.
Julien moved to the US to study and work. He met his wife Rachel, and they enjoyed marital bliss for some time. Then, one incident changed their lives and put them on a deadly course. After Rachel's attack by a robber and loss of her baby, she changes drastically. This deep depression leads Julien to find them a quiet country home. Well, "the grass is not always greener on the other side." Sometimes when dreams, and new homes, seem too good to be true, then they might be.
What they discover in the countryside and in their new home appears to bring them joy, especially Rachel. However, as time progresses we see too many changes. Rachel gets caught up in a wishing game that is just as disturbing as getting three wishes from a cheating genie. Julien notices something is wrong, and his investigation leads to even more danger and more intrigue. Can he get his wife to realize the truth and the danger? Can he reach the real Rachel before it is too late? Will they survive?
Brooklyn plays with our psychology in this novel. The surprises are horrifying. The discoveries are nervous pleasures. She keeps the reader frantically flipping the pages of Wishbone to find out what will happen next.
Brooklyn creates strong characters and imbibes them with life and strong personalities. She does a great job with Julien's French accent that tends to rear its head when he is stressed. We follow the personality changes and the growth of both Julien and Rachel. Even the secondary characters are filled with complexities.
Wishbone amazed me; Brooklyn is a master storyteller. She keeps us guessing until the end and then gives us an awesome and satisfying ending to such a tragic tale. Truly, Brooklyn is a female "Stephen King." Wishbone deserves more than ten stars!