Welcome to my spot on the blog tour for The House on the Water’s Edge – C E Rose. Thank you to Zooloos Book Tours for the spot on the tour. Read on for more info and my review!
Ali is a new mum, struggling to cope. Starved of sleep, plagued with phantoms and fears from childhood, she is a woman on the edge, light years from the polished professional barrister she has worked so hard to become.
Then her mother dies, suddenly and unexpectedly, leaving Ali an orphan. Haunted by the loss of both her parents, Ali cannot get her mother’s last words out of her head: ‘There is something I need to tell you…’
Heading back to the Norfolk Broads to sort her mother’s things, Ali is plunged into childhood memories of her picture-perfect summers on the river. But as she starts to uncover long-buried secrets, she is drawn into a dark web that threatens to destroy all she thought she knew about her family – and her very sanity. Ali is forced to decide: how much does she really want to know?
The House on the Water’s Edge by C E Rose was a very compelling, character driven novel. My first read by C E Rose, and it certainly won’t be my last. I’m a big fan of character driven novels, and this hit that mark for me.
Ali is already struggling to adjust to her new life with a baby when she learns of her mother’s death from a car accident. She is a relatable character with a lot on her plate. It is easy to sympathize with her, and cheer her on.
The writing is wonderful. There is an air of creepy, loneliness that looms over the house. I really enjoyed the atmospheric writing.
Twists and turns with well developed characters. I enjoyed the pace, and the writing and would recommend giving this a read.
Thank you to Zooloos Book Tours for the review copy and the opportunity to honestly review this book on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.
Caroline is a psychological thriller writer living in Manchester. She likes to write multi-layered, dark and edgy domestic suspense stories that delve into complicated relationships, secrets, lies, loves and the moral grey area. She admits to a slight obsession with the human psyche, what goes on behind closed doors and beneath people’s façades. She also enjoys performing a literary sleight of hand in her novels and hopefully surprising her readers.
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