THE SISTERS OF BLUE MOUNTAIN BY KAREN KATCHUR—NOT ANOTHER STORY SYNOPSIS!
The actual premise for The Sisters of Blue Mountain is a believable one that can happen to any family. The mom or dad can stray because their partner dives too deeply into their chosen profession. The kids are left behind, leave home, become separated from the family because of what happened in the past. But I have to tell you, with the great premise Blue Mountain promised of a family harboring many secrets, with mom having an affair and Dad possibly killing her affair partner, well I was really wondering when The Sisters of Blue Mountain was going to start.
Basically, Blue Mountain never gets a good running start off that pier placed into a nearby lake in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. Karen Katchur does not jump off the pier, take the chance, grab ahold of our feelings and run away with them. It’s as if Katchur is afraid to really delve into making Blue Mountain a great book. She literally holds back, backtracks, tells what just happened way too many times making this great idea of a book into a boredom-fest.
Sorry if this offends. I’m not one of those reviewers that just gives a story synopsis, and not an actual review. But I felt Sisters of Blue Mountain was written too simply. The book did not give enough thrill, chills or intrigue to make it a great read. Blue Mountain needed more than simple storytelling, going back in time and retelling what just happened. Readers need more meat. We need more intrigue, more telling us what happened instead of having characters walk to and fro, drive around, and babble about nothing.
The Sisters of Blue Mountain had a truly promising premise of intrigue, but fell short of allowing the story to grab readers and hold on. Momzinga.com.