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The Unmaking of Ellie Rook

by Sandra Ireland

Crime / Mystery Thriller and Suspense

The Unmaking of Ellie Rook Synopsis

A single phone call from halfway across the world is all it takes to bring her home . . . `Ellie, something bad has happened.' Desperate to escape her `kid from the scrapyard' reputation, Ellie Rook has forged a new life for herself abroad, but tragedy strikes when her mother, Imelda, falls from a notorious waterfall. Here, according to local legend, the warrior queen Finella jumped to her death after killing a king. In the wake of her mother's disappearance, Ellie is forced to confront some disturbing truths about the family she left behind and the woman she has become. Can a long-dead queen hold the key to Ellie's survival? And how far will she go to right a wrong?

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The Unmaking of Ellie Rook Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

Well written mystery and intrigue novel and an author with Scottish and Celtic background an interest in folklore highly recommended. Full review

Jane Brown

In Finella (Ellie) Rook, Ireland has created a character as feisty as her Celtic namesake. Readers will take this ride through the rapids alongside her, seeing through her eyes the dark secrets that lie beneath family life. Full review

Catherine L Jenkins

Once again Sandra Ireland has written a compelling and gripping novel, with a slight Gothic overtone, that will have her readers hungry for more. Full review

Angie Rhodes

An unhappy childhood intermingled with folklore, and two weeks of heartbreak, a compelling read you won't want to put down until the end. Full review

Lynn Johnson

An amazing read...couldn't wait to get to the end to find out what would happen but, equally, I didn't want it to end. Sandra Ireland is a brilliant storyteller! Full review

drena irish

The Unmaking of Ellie Rook Press Reviews

'In themes that ripple through the ages, Bone Deep is a taut, contemporary psychological thriller about love, betrayal, female sibling rivalry and bone grinding, blood-curdling murder' - Sunday Post

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ISBN: 9781846974823
Publication date: 11/07/2019
Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited an imprint of Birlinn General
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781846974823
Publication date: 11th July 2019
Author: Sandra Ireland
Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited an imprint of Birlinn General
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 208 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Thriller / suspense, Crime & mystery,

About Sandra Ireland

Sandra Ireland was born in Yorkshire, lived for many years in Limerick, and is now based in Carnoustie. In 2013 Sandra was awarded a Carnegie-Cameron scholarship to study for an MLitt in Writing Practice and Study at the University of Dundee, graduating with a distinction in 2014. Her work has appeared in various publications and women’s magazines. 

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