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Keskustelua kuolleiden kanssa Dunn tihe tunnelmainen trilleri alkaa, kun nuori lontoolaistaiteilija Nina matkustaa sisarensa Isabelin luo Englannin idylliselle maaseudulle Isabel on vuoteenomana toipumassa esikoisensa synnytyksest , joka ei ole sujunut hyvin Helteen painostamassa talossa ja puutarhassa liikuskelevat my s lapsen is Richard, Isabelin yst v Edward sek vauvaa hoitava SusanPian asetelmasta kehittyy hitchcockmaisen hiostava j nnitysdraama Poikavauvan l sn olo nostaa pintaan torjutut muistot onnettomuudesta, joka tapahtui sisarusten pikkuveljelle Mutta oliko se itse asiassa onnettomuus Ja kenen muistot ovat oikeita, kenen kuviteltuja Vanhat kauhut uhkaavat toistua, kun ilmapiiri s hk istyy siet m tt m ksi ukkosmyrskyn l hestyess merelt Sibling RivalryIsabel has just had her first baby, after a difficult delivery Nina, a freelance photographer, comes to spend time with her sister at her house in England s South Downs, but almost immediately begins an intense sexual affair with Isabel s husband It is Nina who tells the story she is a warm sympathetic character while Isabel seems moody and neurotic and the sexual descriptions are terrific All the same, there is clearly something wrong in this family portrait, and Dun is Sibling RivalryIsabel has just had her first baby, after a difficult delivery Nina, a freelance photographer, comes to spend time with her sister at her house in England s South Downs, but almost immediately begins an intense sexual affair with Isabel s husband It is Nina who tells the story she is a warm sympathetic character while Isabel seems moody and neurotic and the sexual descriptions are terrific All the same, there is clearly something wrong in this family portrait, and Dun is marvelous at building mystery and suspense out of the tiniest events.As in the only other Dun book that I have read, the Orange Prize winner A Spell of Winter, there are secrets long buried in the childhood of the two siblings These appear to center around the death in his cot of their infant brother Colin Each has different memories of this event, but they may not be true memories and they contradict each other in significant ways Talking to the Dead is a much less melodramatic novel than the almost gothic Winter, but it also depends on the elucidation of the past to explain the present and, with ominous foreboding, to predict the future I greatly appreciated the relatively quiet development of the novel on the day to day level, and I was caught up in the growing suspense But all the same, I felt that a denouement based simply on memories and dreams on who remembers what, in response to what trigger, and in what order is too disconnected from the present day action to really work Helen Dun has long been one of my favourite authors and, with the sad news of her death this year 2017 I wanted to go back to the first of her novels which I read Published in 1996, this is the fourth of her novels, but the first which I came across and which introduced me to her work.This novel is set within the heat of summer Nina is a photographer in London, but she visits the countryside to stay with her sister, Isabel, who has recently had a baby The birth has not gone as expected Helen Dun has long been one of my favourite authors and, with the sad news of her death this year 2017 I wanted to go back to the first of her novels which I read Published in 1996, this is the fourth of her novels, but the first which I came across and which introduced me to her work.This novel is set within the heat of summer Nina is a photographer in London, but she visits the countryside to stay with her sister, Isabel, who has recently had a baby The birth has not gone as expected and Isabel is unwell Isabel lives with her husband, Richard, surrounded by her beloved garden and with the almost constant attendance of her friend, Edward There is also Susan Wilkinson, who has been brought in to look after baby Antony.The house, and the novel, are full of secrets There are Isabel s evasive techniques to avoid going outside, or eating Plus, the secrets of Isabel and Nina s childhood, memories of their mother and recollections of their baby brother, which are evoked by the presence of Antony I love the dynamics between the characters, which are complicated by Nina s changing relationship with Richard As tensions increase, there is an impending feeling of disaster, which hangs over the characters as heavy as the heat This will forever be a novel I return to and re read Although I love other novels by Helen Dun, this will probably remain my favourite, just as I was introduced to her writing through reading it, but also because it is also a wonderful read Isn t it strange how an author can write something you think is so bad that it might put you off reading another of their books, and then the next thing you read by them can totally change your mind 360 Talking to the Dead was a drastic change to With your crooked heart It was quick, welll written, and I was fascinated by the relationship between Isabel, Richard and Nina.Isabel has come home after giving birth and having a hysterectomy As she recovers from her operation and struggles to co Isn t it strange how an author can write something you think is so bad that it might put you off reading another of their books, and then the next thing you read by them can totally change your mind 360 Talking to the Dead was a drastic change to With your crooked heart It was quick, welll written, and I was fascinated by the relationship between Isabel, Richard and Nina.Isabel has come home after giving birth and having a hysterectomy As she recovers from her operation and struggles to cope with being a new mother, her sister Nina comes to stay to look fter her But Nina s relationship with Isabel s husband Richard has already crossed a boundary it never should have On top of this, the constant recurring nightmare of the death of Colin, the sister s brother, finally takes it s tragic toll on Isabel Painfully well written I could feel the sweat and taste the heat of the hot summer You ve dragged me back into the game, Helen Two sisters with a secret.I was hooked from the start.Very compelling story of love and how people remember things differently.What really happened to Colin Set in a heatwave.Nina comes to look after her older sister Isabel after the birth of her first child.Things aren t quite as they seem as the past comes back to haunt Isabel.This darkly strange psychological thriller will have you on the edge of your seat as it reaches its dramatic conclusion.Beautifully written.I loved it.Read for a group Two sisters with a secret.I was hooked from the start.Very compelling story of love and how people remember things differently.What really happened to Colin Set in a heatwave.Nina comes to look after her older sister Isabel after the birth of her first child.Things aren t quite as they seem as the past comes back to haunt Isabel.This darkly strange psychological thriller will have you on the edge of your seat as it reaches its dramatic conclusion.Beautifully written.I loved it.Read for a group read

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