Book Review: In the Vines by Shannon Kirk @AmazonPub @ShannonCKirk #IntheVines #bookblog #bookblogger #bookreview #bookreviewer #booksonthebookshelf


PUBLISHER: Thomas & Mercer

PUBLICATION DATE: July 17th, 2018


Thank you to the publisher for gifting me an e-copy of this book via NetGalley to read and share my review.



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 want to know them? The answers are as twisted as a tangle of vines in this throat-clutching novel of psychological suspense.



This book was full of surprises and so much drama and suspense, I loved it. I don’t want to give too much away, but the families in this novel are wealthy and powerful, and a bit crazy too! Full of mystery, thrills, secrets, and darkness, you will love this novel as it takes you on a wild journey. Exploring the craziness, the insanity, the uniqueness and the never ending drama in this family, you cannot get enough.

This novel is told from alternating point of views as well as timelines. Parts are told from Aunty Liv’s perspective and parts are told from her niece’s point of view, a woman named Mary Olivia Pentecost (aka Mop). I liked Mop’s character, and enjoyed seeing things from her perspective. Aunty Liv was quite the character as well, and I actually laughed many times as Aunty Liv I found to be quite humorous most times.

I loved this book and I am looking forward to reading her next novel, Gretchen, which is releasing soon.


MY RATING: 4/5 stars

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