In the Vines by Shannon Kirk


Family ties so strong you can’t escape…

Mary Olivia Pentecost, known as Mop, was born into one of the wealthiest families in the country—and one of the most guarded. Now, two years after her mother’s mysterious death, Mop is seeking closure on the disquieting tragedy by returning to the New England seaside estate of her cloistered Aunty Liv—once her closest relative and confidante.

But behind the walls of the isolated estate, the shadows of the past are darker than Mop imagined. The puzzles of the family history are not to be shared, but unearthed. With each revelation comes a new, foreboding threat—and for Mop, the grave suspicion that to discover Aunty Liv’s secrets is to become a prisoner of them.

How well do we know the people we love? How well do we wantto know them? The answers are as twisted as a tangle of vines in this throat-clutching novel of psychological suspense.


Every character in this book is NUTS! I don’t even know where to start. Mop (Maria Olivia Pentecost) is from an extremely wealthy family. When her mom dies tragically and her aunt shoves her aside, she becomes lost. This does little to describe this strange family. Like I said….I don’t even know where to start. And Mop is the sane one!

This story is confusing, especially in the beginning. It has lots of flash backs with different narrators. Usually this does not bother me. But the way this one is laid out it became disorienting. However, there is something about this storyline which keeps you reading. Who did it? Who is the woman in the barn? Who is the woman chasing them? Lots of unanswered questions keep you glued to this book.

I fluctuated between 3 and 4 stars. But this story is so riveting it deserved 4 stars!

I received this book from Netgalley for a honest review.

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About fredreeca

I am an avid reader and paper crafter. I am a mom of 2 children, 5 dogs and 1 cat. I am a huge St. Louis Cardinals Fan
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5 Responses to In the Vines by Shannon Kirk

  1. I love your creepy vine pic and your review, Reeca! ♥️

  2. I burst out laughing at your first sentence that everyone in the family is NUTS….I can just hear you saying that. 🙂

    Sounds TERRIFIC!!


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