Friday, 8 December 2017

The House on Rectory Lane by Stuart James


Jake and Kate live in Camden, London and have had enough of the hassle with parking, overbooked restaurants and burglaries.

After an altercation with a stranger who pulls a knife on Jake, they take their son Sean and move to a house in the woods. It’s their dream home, or so they think.

People in the village warn them they shouldn’t have come.

Neighbours are overly friendly and who was the face at the window Kate saw late at night?

They find a tape hidden in the loft of their new house, a homemade video recording of the previous family, the Prescotts. What they view, chills them to the bone.

They realise that the family living there before them have disappeared and now, they could be next....................

My review:

Wow. What a rollercoaster of a book. I am still trying to process everything that has happened in this brilliant, fast-moving page-turner.

Jake and Kate have had enough of the bad air, bad traffic and high crime whilst living in London and all they want is a nicer place for their little boy Sean to grown up in. And when Jake gets confronted with a homeless man drawing a knife at him and they interrupt a burglar in their own flat, the time seems perfect for the move.

Now picture a small town, country lanes, woodlands, lakes, seclusion and a five bedroom house in a quiet spot that has just come on the market and is available straight away. Talk about right time and right place.

But as they old saying goes, if things look too good to be true, they usually are. With a stranger telling Jake they need to leave, the house being broken into, previous owners missing and a sinister DVD found in the loft of their new home, the dreams are shattered and the family find themselves the new targets of someone who will not stop at anything to get them out of the house.

It’s brilliant. There are twist and turns on every page and the story keeps on unravelling until the last page of the book.

Thank you to the author and TBConFB for access to this book in return for an honest review.

My rating: 5/5

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