Wednesday, May 13, 2020

How to Bury Your Brother by Lindsey Rogers Cook

Her brother's letters reveal everything—if only he'd written one to her.

Alice always thought she'd see her brother again. Rob ran away when he was fifteen, with so many years left to find his way home. But his funeral happened first.

Now that she has to clear out her childhood home in Georgia, the memories come flooding in, bringing with them an autopsy report showing her family's lies—and sealed, addressed letters from Rob.

In a search for answers to questions she's always been afraid to ask, Alice delivers the letters. Each dares her to open her eyes to her family's dark past—and her own role in it. But it's the last letter, addressed to her brother's final home in New Orleans, that will force her to choose if she'll let the secrets break her or finally bring her home.

Everything I Never Told You meets The Night Olivia Fell set against a vivid Southern backdrop, How to Bury Your Brother follows a sister coming to terms with the mystery behind her brother's disappearance and death.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

After a very sad start, which the rest of the book seeks to explain and explore, the pace goes slowly for quite a long while. However, once it picks up, there is plenty to commend it. I think possibly I wasn't entirely sold on the letter idea, but by the end, it led to the very right place.

What I did find very intriguing was the way that Alice had been so close to her brother, but had, in time, bought into her parents' complete denial, even when she was convinced that she had seen him. He had almost a ghostly quality which never left her, and yet she never actually actively sought him out. As we later learn... and I will say no more, the whole of her life to date has been lived in a less than full way – even if externally one would think otherwise.

At heart, this is a tragedy, but maybe, just maybe, Alice will come out the other side ready for the life she was always meant to lead.

LINDSEY ROGERS COOK is an editor at the New York Times, previously at U.S. News & World Report. She’s a member of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. How to Bury Your Brother is her first novel. Lindsey lives in New Jersey, across the Hudson River from New York City.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of How to Bury Your Brother by Lindsey Rogers Cook to read and review.

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