Wednesday, 20 September 2017

The House by Simon Lelic

The heart-stopping thriller about a husband and wife who are hiding something from each other, and from you...This book won't let you go until you've found out the truth. Perfect for fans of Erin Kelly, Gillian Flynn and Fiona Barton.

Whose story do YOU believe?
Londoners Jack and Syd moved into the 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 Syd chose to ignore it. That was a mistake.
Because someone has just been murdered outside their back door. And now the police are watching them.

I'm delighted to be today's stop on the blog tour for The House by Simon Lelic.
Jack and Sidney bid for a house in London. The have tried to buy one many times before but because of the London house market have always been outbid for a property.
This time is different. Despite there being many bids for the house and despite their bid not being the highest it is sold to them.
The house is sold as seen and is full of the vendor's possessions. It seems he found love and moved to Australia to be with his girlfriend leaving everything behind..
Jack and Sidney are too happy to care but Jack does have a nagging doubt that everything is not as it seems.
They have forgotten the saying that,if something is too good to be true it probably is.

Jack and Sidney's problems all begin with the house and now the find themselves accused of murder.
They decide to write down everything that happened since they bought the house. Each telling their side of the story in alternate chapters.
This book held my interest all the way through. There is a sub plot when Sidney meets a young girl Elsie who reminds her of herself. Trying to help the girl Sidney tells her the story of her childhood and we are drawn into the lives of this woman and young girl.

So much happens in this book,it twists and turns and you don't know who is doing the twisting.
Can Jack and Sidney's relationship survive someone determined to destroy it?
This is the first book I have read by this author and I really enjoyed it. I thought at first it was a ghost story, which it isn't but it's full of nervous tension and keeps you on the end of your seat.

find it on Amazon here

1 comment:

  1. Wow, it sounds excellent, Anne! And of course I'm always taken by that Penguin logo...sort of a guarantee of quality in a way. But even more important is that you enjoyed it. I think it's one I'll go for!


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