Over the years I have read many books but none that have confused, surprised and kept me on the edge of my seat all at the same time. Sometimes getting new books can seem like an impossible task as I add another to the never ending list of to-reads, but it's also incredibly exciting as new stories are amazing. Especially when they come from authors I have never heard of.
What if everything you knew was a lie…
This house has a past that won’t stay hidden, and it is time for the dead to speak.
Returning to Number 17, Coronation Square, Edie is shocked to find the place she remembers from childhood reeks of mould and decay. After her aunt Dolly’s death Edie must clear out the home on a street known for five vicious murders many years ago, but under the dirt and grime of years of neglect lurk dangerous truths.
For in this dark house there is misery, sin and dark secrets that can no longer stay hidden. The truth must come out.
Finding herself dragged back into the horrific murders of the past, Edie must find out what really happened all those years ago. But as Edie uncovers the history of the family she had all but forgotten, she begins to wonder if sometimes it isn’t best to leave them buried.
An unforgettable and addictive story, perfect for fans of Lesley Thomson, Diane Chamberlain and Tracy Buchanan.
Starting this book I didn't even know what to expect. To tell the truth I completely forgot I signed up for it. I know I'm such an idiot. However, when I received my e-mail allowing me to get my free copy I was amazed at how easily I fell into it.
Originally I found it strange reading about a main character who is a little older than the YA's I'm used too. However once I had gotten used to Edie and her way of speaking the flow of the story was easy to get into, this happened probably around page 5. Edie returns to her childhood home after the death of her aunt, little did she know that there would be a mountain to do when she returned.
Falling into a web of lies, deceit and darkness Edie is thrown into the past with full force. Although there were inklings of what was happening, most of the time through this story I came away from my breaks with more questions than answers. The ending showed some amazing revelations, some I expected some I did not and it was a really enjoyable read.
I would recommend this book to others to read because I loved this book. Ann Troup's writing is brilliant and easy with a perfect flow.
About The Writer:
Ann Troup tells tales and can always make something out of nothing (which means she writes books and can create unique things from stuff other people might not glance twice at). She was once awarded 11 out of 10 for a piece of poetry at school – she now holds that teacher entirely responsible for her inclination to write.
Her writing space is known as ‘the empty nest’, having formerly been her daughters bedroom. She shares this space with ten tons of junk and an elderly Westie, named Rooney, who is her constant companion whether she likes it or not. He likes to contribute to the creative process by going to sleep on top of her paperwork and running away with crucial post-it notes, which have inadvertently become stuck to his fur. She is thinking of renaming him Gremlin.
She lives by the sea in Devon with her husband and said dog. Two children have been known to remember the place that they call home, but mainly when they are in need of a decent roast dinner, it’s Christmas or when only Mum will do. She also has extremely decent stepchildren.
In a former incarnation she was psychiatric nurse, an experience which frequently informs her writing. She has also owned a cafe and an art/craft gallery. Now she only makes bacon sandwiches as a sideline, but does continue to dabble with clay, paint, paper, textiles, glue…you name it. Occasionally she may decide to give away some of these creations (you have been warned!).