The Winter Sister


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$17.99  $16.73
Atria Books
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5.3 X 8.2 X 1.0 inches | 0.6 pounds
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About the Author

Megan Collins is the author of Thicker Than Water, The Family Plot, Behind the Red Door, and The Winter Sister. She taught creative writing for many years at both the high school and college level and is the managing editor of 3Elements Literary Review. She lives in Connecticut, where she obsesses over dogs, miniatures, and cake.


"A dark, tense, and completely absorbing debut... While full of hand-clenching suspense, the novel's real strength comes from its study of relationships... Gripping to the last page, it's the desperation in the connections among these characters that will stay with readers."
"Sharp and mysterious, The Winter Sister explores the complex bonds between families, the secrets that tie people together--and those that break them apart. A haunting debut: suspenseful, atmospheric, and completely riveting."
--Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing Girls and The Perfect Stranger
"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, bestselling author of All Is Not Forgotten and Emma in the Night
"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, author of Are You Sleeping
"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, author of The Girl Before
"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, author of Fräulein M.
"In luminous lines aching with loss, debut novelist Collins deftly re-envisions this Greek myth of Persephone... A bewitching thriller with surprises detonating in nearly every chapter."
--Kirkus Reviews
"I love a good family-driven suspense novel, and this one doesn't disappoint."
"With its focus on the grim-dark aspects of the female experience, The Winter Sister calls to mind works like Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects or the film The Tale. This twisty-turny story reminds the reader of the fickle nature of the truth, and that impossible things happen more often than you think."
"[An] impressive debut."