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The Winter Sister

(2019)
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"A haunting debut: suspenseful, atmospheric, and completely riveting." - Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing Girls

"I love a good family-driven suspense novel, and this one doesn't disappoint." - Marie Claire

In this spellbinding and suspenseful debut, a young woman haunted by the past returns home to care for her ailing mother and begins to dig deeper into her sister's unsolved murder.

Sixteen years ago, Sylvie's sister Persephone never came home. Out too late with the boyfriend she was forbidden to see, Persephone was missing for three days before her body was found - and years later, her murder remains unsolved.

In the present day, Sylvie returns home to care for her estranged mother, Annie, as she undergoes treatment for cancer. Prone to unexplained "Dark Days" even before Persephone's death, Annie's once-close bond with Sylvie dissolved in the weeks after their loss, making for an uncomfortable reunion all these years later. Worse, Persephone's former boyfriend, Ben, is now a nurse at the cancer center where Annie is being treated. Sylvie's always believed Ben was responsible for the murder - but she carries her own guilt about that night, guilt that traps her in the past while the world goes on around her.

As she navigates the complicated relationship with her mother, Sylvie begins to uncover the secrets that fill their house - and what really happened the night Persephone died. As it turns out, the truth will set you free, once you can bear to look at it.

The Winter Sister is a mesmerizing portrayal of the complex bond between sisters, between mothers and daughters alike, and forces us to ask ourselves - how well do we know the people we love most?

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Megan Collins's compelling debut is at once a page-turning whodunit and a thoughtful examination of a family broken by tragedy. With a protagonist haunted by her sister's unsolved murder, a less-than-happy homecoming, and the slow unraveling of decades of explosive secrets, The Winter Sister will captivate you from suspenseful start to surprising finish." - Kathleen Barber

"A haunting debut: suspenseful, atmospheric, and completely riveting." - Megan Miranda

"This book had everything I love in a suspense novel: complicated family relationships, a spellbinding mystery, and enough twists to leave me reeling long after I turned the final page. I'm already recommending this book to all my fellow suspense-lovers, and I can't wait to see what Megan Collins cooks up next!" - Rena Olsen

"Atmospheric and heart-rending, The Winter Sister brilliantly weaves together a gripping, suspenseful plot with a compelling character study of a grieving family. From the mysterious mother with a hidden past, to the guilt-ridden sister who now must solve her sister's murder years ago, these characters will stay with you long after you've turned the final page. Wonderful!" - Wendy Walker

"The Winter Sister is a can't-put-down debut about mothers and daughters, sisters and secrets. The myth of Demeter and Persephone thunders in the background of this suspenseful story, adding richness to its mystery. Chilling and beautifully crafted." - Caroline Woods


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Hardback Editions

May 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Winter Sister
Author(s): Megan Collins
ISBN: 1-4328-6379-7 / 978-1-4328-6379-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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February 2019 : Hardback
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Title: The Winter Sister
Author(s): Megan Collins
ISBN: 1-982100-14-1 / 978-1-982100-14-8
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Paperback Editions

October 2019 : Paperback
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Title: The Winter Sister: A Novel
Author(s): Megan Collins
ISBN: 1-982100-15-X / 978-1-982100-15-5
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Audio Editions

February 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Winter Sister
Author(s): Megan Collins
ISBN: 1-5082-7755-9 / 978-1-5082-7755-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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February 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Winter Sister
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ISBN: 1-5082-7756-7 / 978-1-5082-7756-9 (USA edition)
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February 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Winter Sister
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February 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Winter Sister
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February 2019 : UK Audio edition
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February 2019 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Winter Sister
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February 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Winter Sister: A Novel
Author(s): Megan Collins
Publisher: Atria Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU