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Devoted Sisters
 
 

Devoted Sisters [Kindle Edition]

Alison Buck

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Elderly sisters Lizzie and May live quiet, ordered lives in the house in which they were born; their self-imposed seclusion and the unchanging predictability of their lives shielding them from the changing world beyond.
But the day comes when this protective isolation is broken; the world outside forces its way in. A stranger appears, unsettling them, bringing with him the threat of danger, upheaval and violence.
Fearful and alone, with all semblance of comforting routine wrenched from them, Lizzie and May are driven to desperation. Dark memories emerge from their buried past as the sisters gradually slip from reason into their own confused realities, within which even their former carefully regulated world seems only a distant memory.

Alison Buck says,
"I have quite a lot of affection for Lizzie and May; there is menace, fear and unease here, but also reminiscence, loyalty, love and regret. Added to this, as their story progresses, the sisters' accidentally self-administered ergot poisoning leads to hallucinations and paranoia which, I like to think, sprinkle some nicely creepy weirdness into the mix."

Synopsis

Elderly sisters Lizzie and May live quiet, ordered lives in the house in which they were born; their self-imposed seclusion and the unchanging predictability of their lives shielding them from the changing world beyond. But the day comes when this protective isolation is broken; the world outside forces its way in. A stranger appears, unsettling them, bringing with him the threat of danger, upheaval and violence. Fearful and alone, with all semblance of comforting routine wrenched from them, Lizzie and May are driven to desperation. Dark memories emerge from their buried past as the sisters gradually slip from reason into their own confused realities, within which even their former carefully regulated world seems only a distant memory.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 293 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 224 Seiten
  • Verlag: Alnpete Press (18. Oktober 2010)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B004EPYXNM
  • Text-to-Speech (Vorlesemodus): Aktiviert
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5.0 von 5 Sternen DEVOTED SISTERS - TRUE, OR JUST A PUBLIC FACE? 2. April 2011
Von J. D. Michael Phelps - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Von Amazon bestätigter Kauf
AUTHOR ALISON BUCK (from the United Kingdom) is a budding Writer sure to hit the major "BEST SELLER" lists on both sides of the pond. I was fortunate to "meet" Ms. Buck in the Amazon Discussions Thriller Group and jumped at reading her novel, "DEVOTED SISTERS".

From the first chapter I was reminded of two "Devoted Sisters" from my childhood. Mrs. Bolie and Ms. Sara McShane (Indianapolis, IN - my hometown). The sisters lived three doors down from us and were in their seventies' at the time. I used to mow their lawn and run to the corner grocery store for them. Mrs. Bolie, the elder sister had been widowed in WWII. Ms. McShane had never married. They lived alone and were sort-of the "neighborhood gossips". My Mom liked them, and they were kind. They never had visitors and did not really socialize.

In reading Ms. BUCK's "DEVOTED SISTERS", I visualized my neighbors. It was obvious that Lizzie was the "controling" sister and harbored a deep feeling of loss over the untimely death of their older brother, Frank some years before, a blow more devastating than his marriage to Vera. I felt there may have been a touch od incest, perhaps not carried through, but certainly in Lizzie's mind. May, her younger sister had married, but her marriage did not last. The "DEVOTED SISTERS" are living in the home their parents had built and they had grown up in.

Lizzie did all the shopping, walking the short distance into town and back with her supplies. May had always had a facination with Moths, and comes off as "child-like", even at her age. Ms. BUCK gives the reader an intimate peek inside the living arrangements of the outwardly appearing "DEVOTED SISTERS" and things are not always as they seem to be. Lizzie feels obligated to care for May, as she had her entire life, yet you feel she has grown to resent it. May seems to feel "trapped" and subjected to Lizzie's control, and she resents that.

Then, a stranger enters their lives, upsetting the arranged order Lizzie had worked so hard to establish and maintain all these years.

The twists and turns in this complex read will keep you turning the pages and on the edge of your seat.
The shocking end may even leave you in tears.

"DEVOTED SISTERS" certainly is worthy of the FIVE STARS rating I can give. I highly recommend you read this, you will not be disappointed.

Michael Phelps
5.0 von 5 Sternen A jolly good read! 10. März 2012
Von Ignite - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Two elderly sisters, Lizzie and May, have isolated themselves from the world for many years. Lizzie is afraid of the dangers of modern living and May is fragile both in body and mind. They are bound together by a promise made to their mother. Lizzie must look after May, May must obey her older sister.

Alison Buck is fine and elegant writer and always able to get inside the mind of her characters. Gradually the sisters' relationship breaks down and we become aware that they are not 'seeing' the same things. They are hallucinating and becoming irrational in their thought patterns. Reference is made several times to the sisters growing their own cereal to add to bread - I put two and two together! The ending is dramatic but under the circumstances, believable.

Alison can write beautiful description and sinister, threatening nightmare. The juxtaposition in the same story is delightful. A jolly good read, this!
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