The wounds you can’t see take the longest to heal in this modern gothic thriller from the bestselling author of Girl A and Damaged.
In an isolated cottage on the banks of a Scottish loch, a reclusive couple take on a new live-in carer.
As Lucy gets to know her employers, she realizes the house and the people in it aren’t what they seem. Is the house haunted or is something far more sinister living within the walls?
As secrets and lies begin to unravel, Lucy starts to question what is real. But one thing seems certain, if scars cannot heal, people will never forgive . . .
A Scary Rollercoaster Ride!
Another mind work-out from a master manipulator!
Lucy has taken a job as a carer to man who lives with his wife in a beautiful, but remote, area of Scotland. As she begins to settle in, she realises that things aren’t quite right. Diana, the homeowner, is convinced the house is haunted but Lucy doesn’t believe in ghosts, so exactly what is going on?
Having read this author’s second novel, I couldn’t wait to read this one (I also have his first novel, just waiting for a gap in my list). I have to say there are several really creepy scenes which freaked me out and, while I knew something was off, I just couldn’t put my finger on it. In fact, I suspected everyone except for the actual guilty party. A rollercoaster of a read with plenty of ups and downs and a bit of a scare every now and then and it has to be said that Dan Scottow does full justice to the beautiful Scottish scenery. Like all good books, the story is all neatly finished off by the final word. An excellent read, skilfully created, and one I’m happy to recommend to everyone who likes their stomach tied in knots along the way! 4.5*
My thanks to the author for my copy of his novel and my spot on this tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: psychological thriller
- Format: ebook, paperback
- Size: 314 pages
- Publisher: Bloodhound Books
- Publication Date: 03 August 2021
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Dan Scottow grew up in Hertfordshire before moving to London in his early twenties. After more than ten years living there, he decided enough was enough, and packed his bags for Scotland in search of a more peaceful life.
Dan works as a graphic designer, but dreams of the day he can give it up and write full time.
Besides writing, he enjoys painting, watching a good scary film, travelling the world, good food, long walks on the beach with his dogs, and of course, reading a great book.
- Twitter: @DanScottow
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