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When Niall extends an invitation to Vicky to visit his childhood home in Mayo, …

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When Niall extends an invitation to Vicky to visit his childhood home in Mayo, she takes the opportunity to get closer to her friend. He has been cryptic about his family so she accepts this opportunity to meet them. But when they arrive at Lynes Glen, the reunion with Niall’s estranged brother Alex and his overbearing sister Lainey isn’t the heartwarming moment Vicky had anticipated. Vicky is convinced she saw a woman by the lake at the family home, but the Blake’s convince her she was mistaken. Strange and sinister incidents begin to occur at Lynes Glen. What secrets is this family keeping?
The storyline of this book was really good. I really enjoy books set in remote places in storms, so this was a good one for me. I liked the characters and the familial relationship between the siblings despite their disagreements. The story alternates between the present and the past, as we see how the parents of the Blake’s met and their story. I did find that the story went a bit dead at times, I think there could have been more creepy incidents as there was actually only 2 or 3. They could have played up to the fact they were trapped with no electricity or phones and made it more creepy. While I enjoyed the storyline, I was a bit let down by the ending. I had come up with a lot of my own theories about what was going on, and when we found this out I had so many theories about who had been involved. When I found out the actual conclusion I did feel a bit left down to be honest. But, I still enjoyed the book and the story. Would definitely recommend it if you like thrillers.

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