Friday, 10 April 2015

BLOG TOUR: Close To Home by Lisa Jackson

My thanks to Hodder & Stoughton and Bookbrigr for my copy of the book and to Becca Mundy for inviting me on the blog tour. This book was released in Paperback on 26th March 2015.

HOME IS WHERE THE FEAR IS...

The house where Sarah McAdams grew up has always terrified her. But now she's moved back with her daughters, determined to put her childhood fears behind her.

It's harder than she thought. Increasingly haunted by the past, Sarah soon realises that the present has its own threats. One by one, teenage girls are disappearing...

Frantic for her daughters' safety, Sarah feels the house's walls closing in on her once more. Somewhere deep in her memory is the key to a very real danger.

And only by confronting the terrifying truth can she protect her children from a nightmare that is roaring back to life...

My Thoughts:

This is the first book that I have read by Lisa Jackson. It tells the story of Sarah and her daughters who move to the dilapidated family home with dreams of renovation and restoring the house to its former state. 

What ensues is a suspenseful mystery that has spanned decades and centuries. At times ghostly and at other times just downright scary.

At the same time, there are teenage girls going missing. Could the strange house and the missing girls be linked?

All in all, I did enjoy this book and I would read more from this author. It had enough mystery and suspense to keep me guessing as to who had done what. It just didn't have enough to keep me on the edge of the seat screaming wow at the end. I didn't have that roller coaster feeling, I have come to expect from this genre of book. I had guessed a lot of the ending and was just waiting for it to play out.

I did however like the flawed characters, I really do prefer Characters in books that I don't like.  The best 'character' in my opinion is the house. Blue Peacock Manor is certainly a house to be reckoned with.

This is a skilled Author who can certainly craft a mystery story and be able to tie all the loose ends together. Recommended if you like Crime, Mystery or Suspense stories.

I will certainly will be looking out for more by Lisa Jackson.


About the Author:
Lisa Jackson is a bestselling author of more than seventy-five novels. She has over twenty million copies of her books in print in nineteen languages. She lives with her family an dog in America. You can see her website here www.lisajackson.com, she is also on Facebook and Twitter. You can see her blog here: 
http://lisajacksonauthor.blogspot.com 

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