An unwelcome guest?
Still in shock after the tragic death of husband Richie, Cassie Macreddin hopes that her new home, historic Hindon House, is the place where she can heal her pain and hide her secrets.
But Hindon House has secrets of its own…
Cassie soon realises that not everyone is pleased at her arrival and that someone is actively trying to make her leave Hindon House….but who? And why?
As events escalate, Cassie must fight to save her home…and maybe even her life.
Don’t miss the brand new thriller by Valerie Keogh! Perfect for fans of Sue Watson, Shalini Boland and K.L. Slater.
Cassie, having just bought Hindon House is hoping for a fresh start after the loss of her husband.
Wanting the work done on the house as soon as possible so that her dream of a B&B can be realised, she refuses to let a few strange things going on with the house to derail her plans but someone is determined to stop her and how far will they go?
The premise was intriguing and it didn’t take long for me to get pulled into this story.
Cassie is a little bit of a tragic character. She hasn’t had a good time of it. She just wants to move on, open her business and have a quiet life. There was a little part of me that didn’t know whether my sympathy for her was misplaced and this is answered as the story unfolds.
The house itself is a character and as for the supporting cast, Valerie Keogh does such a good job at spreading doubt that I suspected everyone. This still didn’t stop me from being surprised when the reveal eventually happened. Tension and suspense is superbly built and I did find myself looking up and around the room at a couple of noises as I had got so much into the story, I got a little spooked. Hahaha.
It is so hard to talk about this book without giving it away. What I will say is that Valerie Keogh has once again written a compelling, frightening, rollercoaster of a psychological story that had me wanting to know what happened next.
The themes tackled are hard-hitting and handled in a sensitive way.
If you’re a fan of this author, this book won’t disappoint. If you’re a fan of the genre and looking for a great, gripping story, this book is perfect.
About Valerie Keogh –
She originally comes from Dublin but now lives in Wiltshire and worked as a nurse for many years.
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