I'm delighted to be on one of the blogs sharing my review for The Forgotten Room by Ann Troup. First of all let's take a look at the description for the book...
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
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.
I think one word I could use to describe The Forgotten Room is intense, Ann Troup sets a wonderfully atmospheric scene. I was reading the pages almost expecting something to jump out at me! With secrets and lies coming at me from all angles I loved the way that I kept being surprised with new information often leaving me in a spin.
At the beginning of the story we are introduced to Maura who is just getting her life back on track. As she nears the house I almost felt like yelling at her to turn back and saying don't go in there! Maura is resilient however and I loved her no nonsense attitude especially when she is first introduced to Gordon.
I felt myself easily pulled into the story especially as we don't just hear the story from Maura but on occasion a second creepier voice that just made me feel so on edge. There is a mystery within this story that really got my attention and I couldn't wait to discover the truth. The story is intricate and to be honest I did have to concentrate but I actually really enjoyed trying to play detective and figure things out. By the way I will never make a good detective! There are suspicions all around and I really didn't know who to trust or what to believe.
It's unsettling at times with murder and so many dark secrets being uncovered but then you also have the intriguing moments when a new discovery pops up when you least expect it. It really is a tangled web that Maura finds herself caught up in. I would describe this story like trying to solve a jigsaw but without the full picture then trying to fix those puzzle pieces together.
Creepy, tense and very addictive!
With thanks to Jenny at Neverland Blog Tours for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.
The Forgotten Room is Ann’s third book, following on from The Lost Child and The Silent Girls. She lives in Devon near the sea and spends her time either writing or dabbling with art. To see what she’s getting up to next follow on Twitter - @TroupAnn, or Facebook at Ann Troup Author.
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