I received The House by Simon Leic quite a while ago, although my tbr pile has been growing, I had promised others a read and review first, it was only when @bookmarkthatuk did a review which intrigued me, to find out more.
For some strange reason or the fact maybe a house is a good way to develop a story around, I have now read three books based around a ‘house’ and I’ve just received another! Before reading this one I felt optimistic, the other two didn’t have any similarities as such, so I felt I might go wrong here and not enjoy it – can’t be another house theme and be that good, can it!? So, I did read @bookmarkthatuk review so I had an idea it would be good, however OMG it was brilliant …
I was wary at the beginning because the couple (who the story is based around), were writing a story and it was every chapter ‘he said, she said’ and I have sometimes not always appreciated that way of writing.
However, from the very beginning you get this feeling, something doesn’t seem normal and that is where the creepiness starts to draw you in! This book is definitely tense and gripping! Baring in mind I finished this in a day! Not many books can do that to me!
The story talks about family ties and how unfortunately some families have unforgivable things happen to them – no spoilers. In some cases you do feel very sorry for some of the characters and the author helps you understand, where they are coming from and how it effects their actions.
Throughout the story you want to know where the next chapter will take you, where it will lead to and why it’s effecting them. I can’t say how thrilling this book is to read, for me it’s a must read no doubt!
My husband always comments on the front cover and even though this was a proof, it did what it ‘said’ (showed) on the tin (front cover)!
The book is already published and in the wild, go and buy it, you will love it! 😊📚