I reached for Ketchup Clouds eagerly after reading My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece, as it’s by the same author, Annabel Pitcher, however they ended up being quite different books. My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece is wonderfully unique, whereas Ketchup Clouds is a little more of a conventional love story with some death thrown in. You follow the main character’s story, in the form of letters written to a Death Row inmate, as she tries to work through her guilt and grief at the death of one of two brothers. You don’t know which brother dies or how he dies, for most of the book, so it was quite interesting trying to work out what was going to happen.
*** (out of 5)