The Burning Air: A Novel
A heart-stopping tale of twisted obsession from the author who gives us “everything we love in a thriller” (O, The Oprah Magazine) The MacBrides lead a cozy life of upper class privilege: good looks (more or less), a beautiful home, tuition-free education at the prestigious private school where... show more
A heart-stopping tale of twisted obsession from the author who gives us “everything we love in a thriller” (O, The Oprah Magazine) The MacBrides lead a cozy life of upper class privilege: good looks (more or less), a beautiful home, tuition-free education at the prestigious private school where Rowan is headmaster, an altruistic righteousness inherited from magistrate Lydia. But when Rowan and his three grown children gather for the first time since Lydia’s passing at the family’s weekend home—a restored barn in the English countryside—years of secrets surface, and they discover a stranger in their midst. A stranger who is convinced that Lydia was a murderer. A stranger who has been exacting vengeance upon the family for years without their ever knowing. And one who will threaten the youngest MacBride, baby Edie, and the clan’s memory of Lydia, shattering their world forever. The Burning Air is Erin Kelly's most chilling novel yet—a novel that fans of Sophie Hannah and Kate Atkinson will find spellbinding.
Publish date: 2013-02-21
Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Adult Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
, Psychological Thriller
Ah. A satisfying tale of a family in a horrific situation: the baby goes missing when all three generations are gathered together for a weekend in the country. Old secrets are brought to light, old issues revisited, tempers are frayed. This book easily packs enough tension for three or four others. ...
'Of course it was love for my children, love for my son, that caused me to act as I did. It was a lapse of judgement. If I could have foreseen the rippling aftershocks that followed I would have acted differently, but by the time I realised the extent of the consequences, it was too late'.The MacBri...
An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence my review in any way.Upon further consideration, I think this book, for me, is more of a 3.5 than a 4. It's still not bad, though, especially since I kind of enjoyed this novel (which I initially thought was a book about a ...
Read my full review @ Synopsis: http://bit.ly/13o9rMP My opinion: Ms. Kelly's books are always such a treat and The Burning Air is yet another one of those treats. I always liken her books to the "theory" of placing a frog in a pot of cold water on the stove and turning up the heat slowly. One doesn...
Check out this review and others like it at BadAssBookReviewsThere are no spoilers in this review and I keep my comments very neutral, as I think it is important going into this novel to not know too much. So if you have not yet read this book, you can safely read on!I am a lover of the twisted, da...