Sunday 9 December 2018

BLOG TOUR ~ Cuckoo by Sophie Draper

Hi Everyone,

Today is my stop on the Blog Tour for Cuckoo by Sophie Draper where I've a review from her debut novel. I was thrilled to be asked by Sabah Khan from Avon Books to take part along with some other fab book bloggers. You can find out who else is taking part in this fabulous Blog Tour at the end of the review so without further ado, here it is:

There’s a stranger in your house…

When her stepmother dies unexpectedly, Caro returns to her childhood home in Derbyshire. She hadn’t seen Elizabeth in years, but the remote farmhouse offers refuge from a bad relationship, and a chance to start again. Caro also has a sister who now lives in New York and has done well for herself that she doesn't want anything to do with the house so has instructed to the solicitor looking after the affairs to let Caro take the house and do what she wants with it.

But when going through Elizabeth’s belongings unearths memories Caro would rather stay buried. In particular, the story her stepmother would tell her, about two little girls and the terrible thing they do.

As heavy snow traps Caro in the village, where her neighbours stare and whisper, Caro is forced to question why Elizabeth hated her so much, and what she was hiding. But does she really want to uncover the truth?

I really, really enjoyed this creepy and sinister debut novel, although it started off really well and had me gripped from the first page, I felt that it dropped a little in intensity but I kept my interest but then when it picks back up prepare to turn the pages and read this at break neck speed. Loved the atmosphere throughout the book and on a few occasions I felt an itch on arms which was the hairs standing up on them. The story was like an onion where you had to peel the skin off and then continue peeling back the layers as to why the neighbours stare at her and don't like her and as to why her step mother hated her so much. I loved the creepiness when things started happening in Caro's childhood house when she was there and started clearing it out. I don't want to say anymore incase I may give something away apart from go on and get a copy, you won't regret it.

Cuckoo is available in all good bookshops, on audio and on Kindle where it is currently £0.99 at the time of this review.

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