A review by pandasbookshelf
Eve's Rib by C.S. O’Cinneide


Eve’s Rib || CS O’Cinneide
Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Eve’s Rib is a domestic noir story with elements of supernatural, family drama and mystery woven throughout. Told from three alternating perspectives; Eve’s, her husband Richards and their teenager daughter, Abbey. Through these narratives we get a glimpse inside at each character’s thoughts, motivations and secrets. Eighteen years prior to the start of the story, Eve, a witch called on the “Ragman” a dangerous entity when she was desperate to conceive a child. Now she lives with her husband and daughter where they are still recovering from the traumatic death of their youngest child. What follows is part-family drama about trauma, grief and relationship and part supernatural eerily mystery as strange things keep happening to anyone who gets in Abbey’s way.

This is my first book by this author. I enjoyed the deep themes and relationships between the characters. The supernatural elements gave this one a unique twist and depth making it more than just a family drama. The pacing felt slow-medium, however this wasn’t a bad thing allowing us to really get a detailed sense of this complex family with more than a few secrets going on. It was hard to decide whose perspective I enjoyed more as they all added something different and each had their own secrets, motivations making you unsure who to trust.

Overall, this was a fantastic and enjoyable read. Thank you to the author, publisher and Netgalley for an advanced copy of this novel.