Title: The Dream House
Author: Jess Ryder
Publication Date: June 21, 2019
Page Count: 352
My rating: 5 stars
About the book:
When I first set eyes on Westhill House with its breath-taking views of the sea I knew it was the perfect place for a fresh start.
The place may be falling apart, but it can be fixed with some tender loving care. And as Jack and I work to repair this beautiful building, maybe we can repair our relationship too. Maybe we can make Westhill House a refuge from all the tragedies that came before.
Lori has come to Westhill House for shelter too. She says it used to be a place where women went for safety. How can I turn her away, when violence waits for her outside these high walls?
But the longer Lori stays, the more time Jack spends away. And the more she helps me restore the house, the more secrets start to be revealed.
Like the children’s drawings under the wallpaper in the back bedroom.
The hidden papers underneath the floorboards in the turret room.
But why does Lori know so much about Westhill House, if she’s never been here before?
What does she really need protection from?
And now I’ve invited her into my dream house, is there any escape for either of us?
A gripping, spine-chilling read brimming with secrets and lies. If you loved The Girl on the Train, The Wife Between Us or The Woman in the Window then this dark, twisting psychological thriller from Amazon chart bestseller Jess Ryder is guaranteed to have you gripped.
The Dream House by Jess Ryder is a domestic thriller. The story in this one is told is told in an alternating timeline format taking turns telling the story from the past and the present with two different narratives.
In the present Stella has just moved into her dream home with her boyfriend Jack. One night there is a knock upon the door and a woman who has been abused tells Stella that the home used to be a safe house for battered women. Then forty years earlier readers meet Kay who believes that she and her daughter may be in danger.
The Dream House is not the first book that I’ve read by this author but looking back it seems that they have each gotten better. This one was easy to follow along with both timelines and was a book that I just didn’t want to put down while reading. Both characters were sympathetic and drew me in as I tried to figure out the connection on the very twisty journey.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
Jess Ryder is a pseudonym of novelist/screenwriter/television producer, Jan Page. Jan Page