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The Sisters of Blue Mountain

A Novel

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A sisters’ secret.
A mysterious phenomenon.
A murder that ties it all together.

An emotional, suspenseful novel about the bond between sisters and the secrets we hold to keep our family safe, The Sisters of Blue Mountain by Karen Katchur is a thrilling mystery that hurtles towards an unexpected ending that will leave readers speechless.

The small town of Mountain Springs, Pennsylvania thrives on the snow geese migration. Each year, the birds flock to the dam, and the tourists follow, filling up Linnet’s Bed and Breakfast.

But one morning Linnet wakes up to discover hundreds of dead geese by the B&B and her life is thrown into the media frenzy when her father—a former ornithology professor—is asked to study the case. As the tourists cancel their plans and Linnet’s father’s health grows increasingly worse, the last thing she expects is to see her estranged sister, Myna, on her doorstep.

Myna has never stayed in one place for long after running from Mountain Springs. Although she and Linnet were close growing up, a family secret broke their bond, and Myna’s return has brought back memories both sisters have tried to keep buried.

When a reporter arrives in town who may have a connection to the sisters’ past, Linnet and Myna are forced to confront the event that tore them apart. But when a young professor who was assisting their father on the case turns up dead—and their father becomes the primary suspect—Linnet and Myna realize that their secret won’t stay hidden for long…

From Publishers Weekly

Feb 27, 2017 – In Katchur's uneven sophomore effort (after 2015's The Secrets of Lake Road), the mass death of snow geese threatens the livelihood of Linnet, who operates a bed and breakfast, the Snow Goose, in scenic Mountain Springs, Pa. Linnet's father, a retired ornithologist, wants to investigate, but because of his worsening dementia, a young university professor is tasked with the job instead. When the professor is found dead near the B and B, Linnet's father is arrested for his murder. The arrivals of Linnet's estranged sister, Myna, and reporter Jake Mann who has his own connection to Mountain Springs and a dark secret that the sisters share complicate the situation. Clich s sometimes replace genuine emotional depth, especially in scenes between Linnet and Myna, and their characters aren't developed enough to carry the story. Readers who appreciate tales of family tensions with hopeful resolutions will be most rewarded.

Customer Reviews


Birds fall from the sky and the small town of Mountain Springs is left in confusion. Linnet, the owner of The Snow Goose B&B, is shocked when first the birds fall and then later a professor is found dead on her property. Dealing with her family, canceling B&B guests, an ailing father, and the return of her distant sister, Linnet is in a very stressed state. As secrets unravel the town and the sisters may never be the same. 

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I liked this book, but it started off a bit slow. It did pick up quickly and was filled with mystery. A mysterious death of the birds, a mysterious death of a man, and so many other aspects of this book make this a very interesting read. I really loved the storyline of Jake, as he is on the hunt to answer questions of his father's death. It lends a bit of a chilling aspect to the book. The story has a lot of secrets and sister bonding that also makes this book quite interesting. The secrets that bind the sisters together really provide intrigue.

 Overall this book was written very well and was an intriguing read with likable characters and mystery around every corner.

The Sisters of Blue Mountain
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  • Category: Fiction & Literature
  • Published: Apr 04, 2017
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Seller: Macmillan
  • Print Length: 320 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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