I have read a book by Ann Troup before and was pleasantly surprised so when the e-mail landed in my inbox from Jenny at Neverland Blog Tours. I knew I had to get my hands on another story. Sadly this tour got cancelled but seeing as I had already written the review, I've decided to post it anyway as a book review and NOT part of the tour.
Can the past ever be forgotten?
As soon as nurse Maura Lyle sets foot inside the foreboding Essen Grange, she feels shivers ripple down her spine. And the sense of unease only increases when she meets her new patient, Gordon Henderson.
Drawn into the Henderson family’s tangled web of secrets and betrayals, Maura can ignore the danger lurking behind every door no longer. Even the door she has been forbidden from opening…
Essen Grange is a house with dark and cruel intentions. But now that darkness has turned on her, can Maura escape before it’s too late?
The chilling new novel from the bestselling author of The Lost Child and The Silent Girls. Perfect for fans of Erin Kelly, Claire Mackintosh and Tracy Buchanan.
So, the blurb for this novel is incredible. It gives you mystery and intrigue and made me want to snap up the book immediately. The cover is equally mysterious. A lone woman outside a sinister looking house? Yes, I'll read this book, please.
Our main character, Maura Lyle, has been going through some struggles in her life, but her love of helping her patients gives her the determination to return to her nursing career. She's been sent to Essen Grange, an enormous house with an eerie feel to it, to take care of its owner. After arriving and meeting Gordon Henderson, her patient, she begins to feel uneasy and when rocks come hurtling through the window, she knows her feelings are justified.
This is just the beginning of a list of strange things that happen. The secrets within Essen Grange start to come to light causing Maura to be faced with murders and police investigations. There is danger lurking within its walls and she finds herself caught up in the huge web of secrets. It makes her questions just how long she can stay at the estate.
Overall, this was a very creepy tale which can be disturbing at times and perfect if you’re a sucker for the dark and dramatic. I do feel the ending was a little rushed but it didn't stop me from liking the book.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.