With thanks to the publishers for allowing us a copy of this book in exchange for review – caught by the blurb for this book we accepted and pushed this one to the top of the reading pile.
Twisted river features two families who swap houses in order to go on holiday. There are the Irish O’Briens and American’s the Harveys. Both families are wanting the holiday for different reasons and both seem to be hiding some secrets – this is obvious from the outset of the book where we are straight in at the action as Oscar Harvey deals with a body in his boot, but just whose body is it?
We’re then scooted back in time and the story unravels – I enjoyed that it was told from the perspective from different members of the family and this also helps with the twists in the story as you read the story twists and turns and just when you think you know what is happening you find the author has another surprise up her sleeve.
The characters are strong throughout the story and you can’t help but feel for the kids (particularly young Fergus who is bullied due to his autism). The book probably has the most appropriate title ever for the way it weaves! One to recommend!