Book reviews

The House by Simon Lelic

The House

The perfect couple. The perfect house.
The perfect crime. Londoners Jack and Syd moved into the house a year ago. It seemed like their dream home: tons of space, the perfect location, and a friendly owner who wanted a young couple to have it. So when they made a grisly discovery in the attic, Jack and Syd chose to ignore it. That was a mistake. Because someone has just been murdered outside their back door. And now the police are watching them.

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I was in a bit of a reading slump when I first picked this book up; I couldn’t get into it so put it down and picked up another. I couldn’t get into that one either so I went back to this and was hooked straight away! So it was definitely me not the book. 🙂

This is a creepy read and I enjoyed meeting the characters, especially Sydney. It didn’t progress like I thought it would and was much more complex than I was expecting. There were one or two questions remaining or slightly unbelievable plot points by the end but all in all it was a very readable mystery with a surprising and satisfying ending. There were also some pretty funny lines throughout which helped give balance to the book.

Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Books (UK) for the ARC of The House.

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