LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

The Unmaking of Ellie Rook

by Sandra Ireland

Books with reviews by our Reader Review Panel Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Family Drama Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on The Unmaking of Ellie Rook

Sliding through thoughts and slicing into feelings, this is a captivating and rewarding psychological thriller. Sandra Ireland’s novels speak to me, darkly mesmerising with throbbing attitude and heart, they are also just that little bit different. Ellie Rook rushes home when she hears bad news, however waiting for her is the life she so desperately wanted to leave behind. Constant, dwelling in the background of the story, is the legend of Finella, who lured a Scottish King to his death in revenge for the death of her son. As I read I discovered nooks, spaces, gaps, did I dare fill in them in? Ellie is feisty, contrary, full of love and uncertainty. She feels alive, real, touchable, relatable. There may well be some differences of opinion on the ending, I will say no more than I personally loved it. The Unmaking of Ellie Rook with a gorgeous blend of folklore and the most thought provoking and modern of times, is a fabulous read.

Liz Robinson

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?

Win A Signed Copy of A Breath on Dying Embers and a Reading Treat!

Win A Signed Copy of A Breath on Dying Embers and a Reading Treat!

Closing date: 11/08/2019

We have 3 signed copies of A Breath on Dying Embers to give away!  Not only that the winners of this competition will receive some Campbeltown Whisky Tablet as an extra special reading treat! Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once. The draw closes on 11th August 2019. The winners will be notified as soon as possible.

Enter Now

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

If you loved this, you might like these...

Fade To Grey
Blood Song
The Dead Wife
Run Away

All versions of this book

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

ISBN: 9781788851879
Publication date: 11/07/2019
Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited an imprint of Birlinn General
Format: Ebook

Book Information

ISBN: 9781788851879
Publication date: 11th July 2019
Author: Sandra Ireland
Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited an imprint of Birlinn General
Format: Ebook
Genres: Reader Reviewed Books, Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories:

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. 

More About Sandra Ireland

More Books By Sandra Ireland

Cover for The Unmaking of Ellie Rook by Sandra Ireland
Cover for Bone Deep by Sandra Ireland
Cover for Beneath the Skin by Sandra Ireland
View All Books By Sandra Ireland

Share this book