I love these books where the house itself is so dark and chilling that it’s actually a fully-fledged character itself. Here, the house seems to brood and shift at will, taking on the moods of its inhabitants. It’s very creepy and adds to the undercurrent of dread that runs through the entire book.
Headstrong, independent Georgie and introverted, inhibited Ivy arrive at Tenley House, the mainstay of the Tenley family – or what’s left of it. Weak Kenneth, the useless son that his witch of a mother, Phyllis, has been left with after her precious firstborn was killed in an awful hunting accident, and his adopted daughter Vanessa are also in residence, bullied constantly by the devious matriarch.
The reminders of what it meant to be different in a time when it was so vitally important to ‘fit in’ and ‘be proper’ run as a theme throughout the book, and although we are used to much more relaxed attitudes today, there are still those who believe it should be the norm to follow rules and ‘be correct’. The unwillingness to embrace anything new and forward thinking still exists among many and reading this was a reminder that these people are often a lot closer to home that one might imagine!
The twists are involved; the secrets abundant; the characters all invested in their own personal agendas. But the question remains: whose agenda is murder? Once the story draws you in, it won’t let you go until you’re done. It’s absorbing and thrilling and will make you gasp when you realise that you are ploughing the depths of an evil, threatening force.
4 dark, glossy stars for this one!
About the Author:
Patricia Dixon was born in Manchester where she still lives with her husband. They have two grown up children and one grandson.
Ignoring her high school reports and possibly sound advice from teachers, Patricia shunned the world of academia and instead, stubbornly pursued a career in fashion. Once the sparkle of London life wore off she returned north and embarked on a new adventure, that of motherhood.
Now, almost thirty years later she has acquiesced to the wise words of her elders and turned her hand to writing. Patricia has written a total of eight novels, the latest is due for release in March 2019.
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