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 from opening…
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.
Publisher – HQ Digital
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Reading this at Halloween was the perfect time for me as it was quite a chilling story, full of intrigue, secrets from the past and set in the creepiest location to add to the compelling journey that the author takes us on!
I have loved the previous books from Ann Troup, so was super excited to start on this one and it hasn’t disappointed in any way! I found it quite darker than her previous books but once more she sets the scene so well that you really feel you are amongst it all and adds to the chills up your spine as you read!
We follow Maura as she goes to work as a nurse at Essen Grange – and it is as creepy as it sounds! It is the home of Gordon Henderson who is suffering badly with dementia and is kept locked in his room and dosed up to the eyeballs with a variety of drugs for a lot of the time, she finds it the perfect place to try and put her past behind her – sometimes that isn’t always as easy as it sounds.
A cast of twisted characters are then introduced to the reader throughout and when the nearby building site is brought to a halt with the discovery of some bones, the plot starts to thicken and you wonder what part the past of Essen Grange and all who have lived there play in the grisly finds. And as the body count starts to increase – with some rather graphic and shocking outcomes – rumours from the past become a little more than hearsay! The tangled web of links is often difficult to predict which just adds to the intrigue!
it is difficult to say more without revealing any spoilers, other than to say it kept me hooked throughout and unable to put the book down at times as there was always another shock round the corner to play out!
Highly recommended for those who love their books full of sinister goings on!!!