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Bird by Jane  Adams
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Mar 06, 10

bookshelves: mysteries, 2010-reads
Read in March, 2010

Bird was a last minute purchase in my favorite used book store. I actually thought it would be more of a spooky/thriller, but Bird actually turned out to be a study of disfunctional family dynamics and hidden secrets that refuse to be taken to the grave.

Marcie is a young mother returning to her grandfather's deathbed to say her goodbyes. Estranged from her family since she ran away at 16, she has very ambivilent feelings for them all, but senses that she needs to air out these conflicts so that she can move on confidently with her new life, husband and twin babies. Unbeknownest to her, her grandfather Jack needs to do a bit of unloading himself. You see, Jack is being haunted by the ghost of Rebekkah, a woman that stands near his deathbed at the hospice with a rope around her neck. Very soon Marcie, her husband Michael and her father Alec start seeing Rebekkah too.

Regardless of the ghost aspect, this isn't the paranormal thriller it seems to be as much as it's a phychological study of a broken family. Through the progression of Bird, you see that things aren't always what they appear, people are not what they initially seem, and secrets, if left untold, can wreck havoc on a soul.
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message 1: by Arlene (new)

Arlene Sounds like an interesting read! Great review. :)


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