Happy Publication Day!!
This was one creepy read which took me unawares.
A serial killer in a quiet neighborhood called the Dollmaker who had claimed the fifth victim. A family trying to patch up their broken family bought a new house in the same area. The cops trying to get to the murderer. Add to that a seriously creepy atmosphere, and I had a thriller which scared me completely.
My first book by author Fiona Cummins, the writing was dark and chilling as if the book dared me to read it. It seriously had some hypnotic thing going on. I read the book even when I didn’t want to. The suspense built up slowly like the ooze of blood from the victim down into the crevices of the floor.
The fact that someone in the neighborhood was a killer made me so angst at the idea that I jumped up even at the slightest sound. I started the book at midnight but had to continue in the day as too many shudders coursed through me.
The initial part though scary in its writing, confused me as there were too many POV with different time lines. I had to concentrate hard to remember them. Then the book flowed and thrilled me a bit more. Nothing was graphic, but the hints of it in the setting of the book took me by surprise. The author was very talented in the way she did that.
Overall, a creepy read which progressively became scarier as the pages turned with an unexpected ending. Whew!!
I received a free ARC from NetGalley and publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
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For Sale: Lovely family home, ready for your updates. Friendly neighborhood setting close to park; secluded.
If not for the bodies discovered in the woods behind their new home, Garrick and Olivia Lockwood couldn’t have afforded to buy number 25 The Avenue. It’s the fresh start they and their two children badly need. Soon, these terrible crimes will be solved, they tell themselves, and once Garrick has remodeled, he’s confident they’ll sell the house for a profit.
But the darkest secrets can reside on quiet, ordinary streets like this–behind the doors of
well-kept houses and neighbors’ friendly faces. Secrets that can destroy a family, or savagely end a life, and will surface just when they’re least expected . . .
Publication Date: January 2020