Tuesday, 15 August 2017


Today I'm thrilled to be part of the blog tour for The House by Simon Lelic and my review is below

Ebook published 17 August 2017
Paperback published 2 November 2017
by Penguin UK (Viking)

What if your perfect home turned out to be the scene of the perfect crime?

Londoners Jack and Syd moved into the house a year ago. It seemed like their dream home: tons of space, the perfect location, and a friendly owner who wanted a young couple to have it.

So when they made a grisly discovery in the attic, Jack and Syd chose to ignore it. That was a mistake.

Because someone has just been murdered. Right outside their back door.

And now the police are watching them...

This is an unusual and gripping read, told in dual narrative by both Jack and Syd who buy a house that Jack is not in love with but Syd is.

They started writing their experiences of what had happened at the house - what they thought and what they felt ..... "for authenticity" said Jack "so people will believe us".  I thought this worked really well as we really got into their minds, about their unhappy childhoods and how they have come to be where they are now. 

They had so many secrets from one another.

This wasn't the read I was expecting but, nonetheless, I did enjoy it.  Jack and Syd are very charismatic characters, very compelling and so well developed.

The writing was compelling, with dark themes, twists, deception and lies and full of suspense.

My thanks to Penguin UK books for giving me the opportunity of reading this book and being a part of the blog tour.

Check out the other bloggers on the tour =

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