Who can you trust, if you can’t trust yourself?
Alice Hunter, grieving and troubled after a breakdown, stumbles on the body of her friend and trustee Harry Rook. The police determine he has been ritually murdered and suspicion falls on the vulnerable Alice, who inherited the place known locally as The Witch House, from her grandmother, late High Priestess of the local coven.
When the investigations turn up more evidence and it all seems to point to Alice, even she begins to doubt herself.
Can she find the courage to confront the secrets and lies at the heart of her family and community to uncover the truth, prove her sanity and clear herself of murder.
Firstly i would like to thank Red Dog Press for my spot on the blog tour and for my copy of the e-book, and before I dive into my review can we please all just take a moment to fully appreciate this cover.
The day i found Harry’s body started well – the first line was all it took to hook me in to this exceptionally written story. The book which maintained a steady pace throughout was completely gripping, with a lot of action happening for the main character Alice.
This book had an unbelievable plot with plenty of twists and turns along the way. In these circumstances I can never help myself but to be fully invested and play the role of detective. Now although I figured out who was at the foot of everything before the story itself unfolded it didn’t make it any less of a shocking revelation, especially with the twist at the end, and although there may have been the smallest of hints it was definitely a shock to read.
The main character Alice was completely relatable, although I envisioned her as younger than her years, I felt the need to protect her, having no-one, i felt sorry for her, kind of like the world was against her and I saw a fair bit of myself in her character, introverted, quiet, never willing to speak up for herself. All these traits made her all the more relatable.
My favourite sentence from the book which came from Alice I found to be 100% true and like Alice I am also laughed at for my love of reading. You only have to take a cursory glance at reality to realise escape is the only rational choice. How true are these words, especially for 2020.
I wish i could say Alice was my favourite character, I mean in a sense she was but Helen, her evil mother was so incredibly well-written, you didn’t see her for what she really was until the author wanted you too. Her horrible demeanour was built up throughout the entire book and only exploded at the very end which I thought was incredible, and which in turn made her my favourite.
This is an incredible book, and I would not hesitate to recommend this book or the author to anyone who loves a thrilling read.