Back of the Book :
Are you sure, you’ve locked the door ?
Are you sure you’re alone ?
Every house has a past.
Every couple has their secrets.
Londoner’s Jack and Syd moved into their house a year ago. It seemed like their dream home : tons of space, the perfect location and a friendly owner who wanted a young couple to have it.
So when they made a grisly discovery in the attic, Jack and Sad choose to ignore it. But that was a mistake.
Because someone has just been murdered.
Right outside their back door.
And now the police are watching them …
What I think :
Syd, Jack’s Wife is really pleased when they win a sealed bid auction on a house they never thought they’d be able to afford. Never in a million years did they think that the owner would pick them, as they thought that their offer must be a lot lower than everyones else’s.
The house itself comes packed with all the old owners belongings, and when I say packed I mean horder packed, old newspapers, boxes and letters are all crammed in, I don’t think the old owners ever threw anything away ! Apparently they just upped and left, leaving everything behind.
Syd really loves the house but Jack isn’t as fussed, he thinks there is something a bit dark and a bit wrong with the house. But, he wants to makes to make Syd happy so he goes along with it and agrees to live there.
However, soon odd things start to happen, and they find something really awful in the loft. Its from there on in that it starts to get really weird and all the time the police are watching …..
The book is narrated through the couple, Jack and Syd. It tells us how their live spirals out of control almost as soon as they move into “The House”
We also get to know them a bit better through their pasts, Syd’s was more unsettled as she fell into the wrong path and took drugs. Where as Jacks life is more settled and was brought up in a mddle class household.
The book is pretty creepy right from the start, it has loads of twists and turns which kept me on the edge of my seat. I did find it slightly slow going to start with but it soon gathers pace.
Te characters are are brilliantly written and quite believable.
I quite liked the different way it was written and give it 8/10.
Published by Penguin on Ebook on 17/09/17 and in Paperback 02/11/17.
A Huge Thank you to Annie Hollands at Penguin for the review copy of the book