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The Attic Room by Linda Huber

The Blurb

A father’s secret... a mother’s lie... a family mystery. An unexpected phone call – and Nina’s life takes a disturbing twist. Who is John Moore? And how does he know her name? Nina travels south to see the house she inherited, but sinister letters arrive and she finds herself in the middle of a police investigation. With her identity called into question, Nina uncovers a shocking crime. But what, exactly, happened in the attic room, all those years ago? The answer could lie close to home. The arrival of her ten-year-old daughter compounds Nina’s problems, but her tormentor strikes before she can react. Searching for the truth about the Moore family puts both Nina and her child into grave danger. A fast-moving, chilling suspense novel by the author of The Cold Cold Sea, The Paradise Trees and Chosen Child.

About Linda Huber

Linda Huber is an ex-physiotherapist who grew up in Glasgow but has lived over half her life in Switzerland, where she now works as a language teacher and writes novels. The inspiration for her books comes from everyday life - a family member's struggle with dementia, the discovery that a child in her extended family drowned in the 1940s, and more. Death Wish is Linda's seventh suspense novel, and tells the story of one family facing illness and death, while the people next door have a secret... She has also published The Saturday Secret, a charity collection of feel-good short stories. 2017 profits go to Doctors Without Borders. Visit Linda's website, and follow her on Twitter @LindaHuber19.

My Review

You would think that this was a happy ever after story from the beginning. Nina inherits a couple of million and a big old house from a relative she didn't know she had... what more could anybody want? But nothing is free in this life, and the more you get, the bigger the price, and the price Nina has to pay in terms of all what she holds dear is massive. The atmosphere of the house, leaking it's evil memories of the past came through strongly and chilled me to the bones. Linda Huber knows about evil, knows about fear, and puts both of these elements to good use in her prose. If you are fan of the suspense and thriller genre cross over to the dark side and read Linda Huber.

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