When Jack and Syd move into their house, it seems like the dream. It’s spacious, the perfect location and the friendly owner wanted a young couple to have it. But then they make a grisly discovery in the attic. They choose to ignore it, but this is a mistake. Because a serious crime has just taken place outside their back door… and the police are watching them.
I really struggled with this book. I wanted to like it so bad but to be honest it just wasn’t for me. I found the way it was written very odd and difficult to follow. Often it would jump to a completely different time and then go back with no guidance as to what timeframe we were in. It went back and forth without any indication at the start of the chapter as most books would do. The attic which was the focal point of the blurb was such an insignificant part of the book. It’s mentioned once or twice but honestly it was a big let down when they made the discovery. The storyline with Elsie felt so random to me. It completely came out of nowhere, with Syd just saying she saw her going to the shop and followed her. But it doesn’t give us any clarification as to why she made this decision. Yes, as the story goes on it becomes clear why but at the time it seemed thrown in and something random. I thought I had missed something when she suddenly came into the story. My main issue with this book was the way it was told. The timeline felt random and I would end up reading back over paragraphs to see if I had missed anything when in fact it was just we had not been told yet that this event had happened. I probably would not read another book by this author, and I would not be rushing out to get this book.