About the Book:
Ali is a new mum, struggling to cope. Starved of sleep, plagued with phantoms and fears from childhood, she is a woman on the edge, light years from the polished professional barrister she has worked so hard to become.
Then her mother dies, suddenly and unexpectedly, leaving Ali an orphan. Haunted by the loss of both her parents, Ali cannot get her mother’s last words out of her head: ‘There is something I need to tell you…’
Heading back to the Norfolk Broads to sort her mother’s things, Ali is plunged into childhood memories of her picture-perfect summers on the river. But as she starts to uncover long-buried secrets, she is drawn into a dark web that threatens to destroy all she thought she knew about her family – and her very sanity. Ali is forced to decide: how much does she really want to know?
About the Author:
Caroline is a psychological thriller writer living in Manchester. She likes to write multi-layered, dark and edgy domestic suspense stories that delve into complicated relationships, secrets, lies, loves and the moral grey area. She admits to a slight obsession with the human psyche, what goes on behind closed doors and beneath people’s façades. She also enjoys performing a literary sleight of hand in her novels and hopefully surprising her readers.
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Website : http://www.carolineenglandauthor.co.uk
Amazon UK : https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B096THCDMH/
Amazon US : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B096THCDMH/
After The House of Hidden Secrets, I actually said “Yes! Another book by C.E. Rose” when Zooloo’s Book Tours offered me a chance to be on the blog tour for this because the previous novel made such an impression on me.
Ali is a new mother and struggling with her reality. She had her mother in her life until recently when she passed away in a tragic car accident.
With her mother’s last words “I have something I need to tell you” in her head and heart, she wonders how to move forward.
She finds herself on a quest back to the house on the Norfolk Broads. What was her mother wanting to tell her?
C.E. Rose has done it again. The House on the Water’s Edge is full of suspense. There are a lot of twists although the pace is slow in the beginning. It does pick up but it’s a generally slow thriller but in a good way as I was liking lingering over the words and getting caught up in the story.
I really enjoy domestic thrillers like this where the new mother is trying to move her life forward, any thriller relating to family at all. Her relationship with her sister is good despite some awkwardness and I was glad they had each other.
This was not gory in any way and it was gripping. The house is the perfect setting as are the Norfolk Broads in the way they are described, although I have never been to that area of England.
For some, it may be disconcerting that some parts of the plot are not really wrapped up by the end.
As a writer, I know that this is sometimes intentional as a technique to let the writer make of things as they will. It creates suspense and makes my mind wander and create ways things maybe could have been wrapped up. I personally like it rather than having things handed to me on a silver platter as it were.
I like to let my imagination run wild and keep the suspense and mystery going.
Thanks to C.E. Rose and Zooloo’s Book Tours for my ARC in exchange for an honest and voluntary review.