Home Is Where The Nightmare Is
Beautiful double room to let to single person
Lisa, a troubled young woman with a past, can’t believe her luck when she finds a beautiful room to rent in a large house. The live-in owners are a kind and welcoming couple. Everything is fine until she finds a suicide note hidden in her room. But when the couple insist this man didn’t exist and that Lisa is their first tenant, Lisa begins to doubt herself.
Compelled to undercover the secrets of the man who lived in the room before her, Lisa is alarmed when increasingly disturbing incidents start to happen. Someone doesn’t want Lisa to find out the truth.
As the four walls of this house and its secrets begin to close in on Lisa, she descends into a hellish hall of mirrors where she’s not sure what’s real and what’s not as she claws her way towards the truth…
Did this room already claim one victim?
Is it about to take another?
I’d like to thank Dreda Say Mitchell, Emma Welton & Bloodhound Books for inviting on to this blog your.
WOW, is what I’d firstly like to say about spare room. If you like a book that…
Chills you to the bone✅
Makes hours seem like minutes ✅
Keeps your mind whirring to how it’s all going to end✅
Stays in your head for days after✅
Then bingo, this is the book for you! The characters are real and not fluffy, Lisa is portrayed warts and all with no frills regarding her mental health. ’Watching’ Lisa slowly unravel and lose the plot was heart wrenching, but so essential to the impact of the story.
Throughout the whole book my mind was madly trying to fathom out how this was going to end, I really didn’t anticipate the end at all, for me that is the sign of a true winner.
Martha and Jack, the couple whos house Lisa moves into are depicted beautifully. Dreda has a very clever way of writing that makes you totally make the wrong judgement about them, and a lot of the characters. All is definitely not what it seems.
Spare room is a book that needs to be on everybody’s ’to be read’ list, an absolute 5* review from me!
All About Dreda
Dreda Say Mitchell is an award-winning, bestselling crime writer, broadcaster, campaigner, and journalist. Since her sixth book she has been co-writing with Tony Mason. She is the author of eleven novels, with her debut awarded The CWA’s John Creasey Dagger. She has been a frequent guest on television and radio including Question Time, BBC Breakfast, Newsnight, Victoria Derbyshire, The Stephen Nolan Show, Front Row and Woman’s Hour and numerous others. She has presented Radio 4’s Open Book. Dreda was named one of Britain’s 50 Remarkable Women by Lady Geek in association with Nokia. She was the 2011 chair of the Harrogate Crime Fiction Festival. Dreda and Tony’s work is currently in development for TV. She was born and raised in the East End of London where she continues to live.
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