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NO… NO… NO… I can’t believe what I have just read.

I was coursing down the the smooth path of a story set in a mystery genre that author Jess Ryder was taking me on where Stella came into some inheritance, after the passing of her parents. She bought the broken down Westhill House and started living there with partner Jack. Lori, a battered woman, came knocking at her door one night, and Stella, bless her heart, gave her shelter. And Lori stayed on and on… Jack was thrown out soon.. So far so good

Jess’s writing threw in some suspense moves with secrets twirling in the mists of this house. I was curious. The vibes of the house turned sad with some reveals of its history. I was intrigued. Lori’s best friend Abi joined them and stayed on. AND THEN THE BOOK EXPLODED!! At every page, I was awe-struck with secrets so hard-hitting that I barely had time to stay on top of it. But Jess Ryder did not let go of me. She made me turn the pages of my kindle so fast that my head spun. I needed to know the truth. STAT.

And ultimately, I was given the truth I was searching for, but there were so many of these truths bursting out of the pages, you had to read it to believe it. Can open, worms crawling. Omg! It was one roller coaster ride from beginning to finish.

And yeah, I liked the book, couldn’t you tell?

I received a free ARC from NetGalley and publisher Bookouture, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

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When I first set eyes on Westhill House with its breath-taking views of the sea I knew Jack and I could make this our forever home.

It may be falling apart with an overgrown garden, but with some tender loving care, we can repair this beautiful building and perhaps our relationship too…

But the more time I spend renovating our new house, the more time Jack is spending at work.

At least Lori is here to keep me company.

She has her own troubles yet she always listens to mine.

She’s helping to restore the house, uncovering its secrets one by one.

Like the children’s drawings under the wallpaper in the back bedroom.

The hidden papers underneath the floorboards in the turret room.

And the fact that Westhill House is a place women used to go to feel safe…

Lori seems to know a lot about Westhill House.

The question is, why?

Publication Date: 21st June 2019

Publisher: Bookouture

25 Responses

  1. Kicking myself for having missed out on the ARC for this one. It sounds sooo good and twisty. Great review, Shalini.

  2. WOW, you had some amazing thrillers last week, Shalini, and this one a five star. I love those deliciously wicked books with twists. If houses could talk, you’d never live in them, huh,

  3. Between your amazing and enthusiastic review and the book blurb, this one is going on my TBR list. A bit mystery, a bit suspense and is there some supernatural aspect??

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