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On Bone Bridge by Maria Hoey
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On Bone Bridge (edition 2018)

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Title:On Bone Bridge
Authors:Maria Hoey (Author)
Info:Poolbeg Press Ltd (2018), Edition: 1, 400 pages
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Suspenseful read...... I found this book hard to put down.......
From my childhood, since i'm addicted to reading books, my mom had imposed strict limitation on how much time i could spend reading at a stretch......so I have conditioned myself accordingly and even now as an adult, I'm usually able to limit myself just to my self imposed daily reading limit. But all that went out the window during this book.......
I even started giving my husband daily short synopsis of what I read that day.... ;-)
Anyways....... I loved the way the story is narrated by Kay....... and I loved all the characters, the key players (Kay, the Duffs, etc) and even those that had non significant roles (like Ken Fitzgerald)...
Though I kind of guessed what had happened on that day on bone bridge (and it turned out to be true), I had to keep reading to find out how it would be revealed to Kay........
Overall great book!
Thank you LibraryThing Early Reviewers club! ( )
  RinkuGeeyo | Aug 1, 2018 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
One Bone Bridge by Maria Hoey is a great read, with twists and turns that will keep you guessing. This is an interesting look at both sides of the economic ladder through the eyes of children. Follow the girls as they grow up, grow apart and then come back together. Secrets and lies will always haunt you.

Thank you Librarything for the Ebook edition for this honest review ( )
  Carolibrarian | Jul 27, 2018 |
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Having enjoyed Hoey’s debut novel, The Last Lost Girl, I was looking forward to reading her latest book. The first part of the book is focused on the three main characters when they were young girls. Understandably so, this part reads more like a YA novel, accurately capturing the character nuances of preteens growing up in 1980’s Ireland. All the TV, music and technology references (remember Walkmans?) and the details made it easy to visualize the setting and to develop some opinions about the various characters, but for me, it is the second part of the story – set roughly 30 years later – that really caught my attention and held it. Family secrets and creepy undercurrents appeal to my reading tastes as I tend to prefer stories with Gothic elements. While the Duff house is not a crumbling estate, it is still a huge home and the perfect setting for the events that play out. Hoey does a great job leaving breadcrumbs of information for the reader to try and decipher, with the nagging question, “What really happened that fateful afternoon?” The tension is skillfully managed and builds as events unfold. On the downside, Kay’s character seems to lack the ability to face facts and I am not a fan of characters who seem to expose themselves to danger when it is obvious that they should be choosing differently.

Overall, an solid second novel by Hoey and may appeal to readers who enjoy a slow building mystery suspense read with some Gothic elements. ( )
  lkernagh | Jul 17, 2018 |
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I enjoyed this story more then I thought I would..well written great job on the story by the author It held my interest i would recommend this one ( )
  DeniseWoodruffPA | Jul 16, 2018 |
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The book begins with a promising premise. A girl from the upper echelon of society befriends a girl from the lower ranks. The girl, Violet-May, is a scheming and manipulative person who uses her classmate, Kay. The story is told from Kay's point of view. Kay worships Violet-May and her family. She is enthralled by the glimpses into their lives. Kay's mom, however, does not have the same feelings. (Love her) Kay and Violet-May, along with little sister Rosemary-June, experience an awful event near the river and it changes everything. The first part of the story leads up to this event and shows how Kay ended up there. The second half of the book covers Kay's adult life and was not nearly as interesting a read of the early part. The second part seemed rushed and confusing. Violet-May's older brother buys the old family home and invites Kay to stay while her own family home is undergoing renovations. The whole second half seemed forced and unrealistic as far as how everything worked out. It was creepy but unsatisfyingly so. Kay's romance with Dominic seems out of place as does her unrealistic reaction to his quest for reconciliation. The romance that occurs in the second half seems unrealistic as well. I enjoyed the book but wouldn't rate it as the best I've read. It was interesting and I wanted to see how it played out. ( )
  apsing01 | Jul 11, 2018 |
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