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Charles and Grace wanted a quiet staycation honeymoon, but when their train ter…

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Charles and Grace wanted a quiet staycation honeymoon, but when their train terminates early due to a storm up ahead, they wonder if they made the wrong decision. Forced to take shelter in the nearest seaside town, Saltwater, they discover that there is only one guesthouse left. Unlike the rest of Saltwater, The Anchorage is entirely deserted. That night, with the storm howling relentlessly, Grace is woken by a child crying. She is haunted by the sound, until Charles convinces her it was only her imagination. But the next day, she finds a warning scrawled in the guest book: Leave now. Do not trust them. As the storm rages on, phone lines are down, transport links cut off. Grace is desperate to leave, but Charles remains unaffected by the eerie stillness of the house. Is it just Grace’s imagination or do the owners, and Charles, have something to hide?
I really enjoyed this one. I found the story so intriguing and easy to read. At the beginning I just couldn’t stop reading, I just wanted to know what happened in the next chapter. I found the middle a little bit repetitive. I thought that it could have done with more shocking moments personally. I felt like it was just Grace telling Charles how he felt and him not believing her over and over. I also didn’t like that in the blurb it mentions the message in the guest book but that didn’t happen until a good bit into the book. I don’t like expecting things to happen. The ending for me, was really good. I thought it finished it up well and the outcome was interesting. I wouldn’t say it was a huge twist or shocker though. For me, I think this is a good lockdown read. The story is intriguing with elements of horror and psychological thriller. The characters are easy to enjoy reading about and it’s an easy and quick read. Would definitely recommend.

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