THE CHILLING SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER THAT WILL KEEP YOU GUESSING UNTIL THE VERY END . . .
'A chilling reminder that sometimes home is where the hurt is' CARA HUNTER
'This kept me up last night. Scary. Twisty. All too believable' JANE CORRY
Could your dream home be your worst nightmare?
After what happened in London, Kirsty needs a fresh start with her family, and running a guesthouse in the Welsh mountains sounds idyllic.
But then their first guest arrives.
Selena is the last person Kirsty wants to see.
It's 17 years since she tore everything apart.
Why has she chosen now to walk back into Kirsty's life? Is Selena running from something too?
Or is there an even darker reason for her visit?
Because Kirsty knows that once you invite trouble into your home, getting rid of it can be murder . . .
'Absorbing and chilling' Karen Perry, author of Your Closest Friend
'I raced through it' Gillian McAllister, author of No Further Questions
'Kept me guessing up to the thrilling finale' Emma Curtis, author of One Little Mistake
The decision of Kirsty Whitehouse and her troubled husband, Adrian, to move with their two school-age daughters from London to Hywelphilly, Wales, has fatal consequences in this disappointing thriller from British author Douglas (Last Seen Alive). Kirsty hopes that converting their new home, the Old Rectory, into a guest house will bring a fresh start following Adrian's recent suicide attempt. But renovation of the Old Rectory costs more and takes longer than expected, even with the financial help of Kirsty's controlling mother, Carol Hughes, who will also live there. The guest house has barely opened when items are mysteriously moved and a small noose is hung in the hallway, an apparent allusion to Adrian's suicide attempt. The tension rises after Kirsty's estranged cousin, Selena Perry, and other relatives come to stay at Carol's invitation. The early-morning discovery of a body doesn't help business. The low-boil action, which focuses on Kirsty's anxieties, including being overwhelmed by the work required to run a guest house, offers little suspense. Two twists at the finale compensate only in part for the clich -ridden plot and irritating characters. Douglas has done better.
Interesting from the start
Good story line... couldn’t stand the lead character
The story line to this book is really good; reminded me a little of Cluedo. All in all a good book which I couldn’t put down and enjoyed the ending. Think the writer possibly didn’t play up to the main character’s personality which is expected from a thriller. Didn’t relate to her at all and found myself telling her to shut up ( in my head obviously! ) She was just so whiney and ‘mumsie’.