Unloched, by Candice Lemon-Scott

Candice Lemon-Scott
Published by Odyssey Books 

A mother and her twin daughters. You might at first leap to the conclusion that such a trio would form the tightest-knit of families. But it is the uneasy spaces between the three that Candice Lemon-Scott reveals to us. Things left unsaid, doubts never shared,  events never fully revealed to each other.

Small moments build on each other, with the twins in particular each assuming the other to somehow know far more of her inner world than she does in fact know. The consequences creep up upon them.

I found myself emotionally engaged, upset by the mother, mulling over the disappearance of the father, and willing the sisters to connect, to simply talk, to unlock themselves.

You are at Baffled Bear Books, the blog of Mark, guardian,chocolate-fetcher and blundering typist for Mawson Bear, Ponderer of Baffling Things and one of this bright world’s few published bears. Mawson is writer bear of It’s A Bright World To Feel Lost In.


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