A strange encounter Neve comes across a troubled woman called Isabelle on Waterloo Bridge late one night. Isabelle forces a parcel into Neve’s hands and jumps to her death in the icy Thames below. An unexpected gift Two weeks later, as Neve’s wreck of a life in London collapses, an unexpected lifeline falls into her lap – a charming cottage in Cornwall left to her by Isabelle, the woman on the bridge. The solution to all her problems. A twisted secret But when Neve arrives, alone in the dark woods late one night, she finds a sinister-looking bungalow with bars across its windows. And her dream home quickly becomes her worst nightmare – a house hiding a twisted secret that will change her life forever…
Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! Having read and loved Cass Green’s debut, The Woman Next Door, I was intrigued by the synopsis of her new book and it did not disappoint.
In a Cottage In a Wood has a clear, easy reading style and really brings both Neve’s feelings and the creepiness of the situation to life. Neve is a great lead character and the mystery is explored really well. I was astounded by the twists and turns towards the end of the book and I’m already looking forward to Cass Green’s next story.
Thank you to NetGalley and HarperCollins UK, HarperFiction for the ARC of In A Cottage In a Wood.