Spare Room - Dreda Say Mitchell
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Home Is Where The Nightmare Is Beautiful double room to let to single person. Lisa, a troubled young woman with a past, can’t believe her luck when she finds a beautiful room to rent in a large house. The live-in owners are a kind and welcoming couple. Everything is fine until she finds a suicide note hidden in her room. But when the couple insist this man didn’t exist and that Lisa is their first tenant, Lisa begins to doubt herself. Compelled to uncover the secrets of the man who lived in the room before her, Lisa is alarmed when increasingly disturbing incidents start to happen. Someone doesn’t want Lisa to find out the truth. As the four walls of this house and its secrets begin to close in on Lisa, she descends into a hellish hall of mirrors where she’s not sure what’s real and what’s not as she claws her way towards the truth… This room has already claimed one victim? Is it about to take another?
This was a very intense book, and I was petrified for most of it. It was the early hours of the morning, and I needed to stop reading, but I kept reading bits that I knew would give me nightmares, so I needed to read another chapter to not feel so scared! There were certainly different emotions that I went through whilst reading this, along with the terrifying fear, I was also in tears at one point! The forms of torture used are just so horrific! To begin with, the protagonist was annoying me as it made no sense why she would want to stay somewhere that was obviously causing her so much stress and angst, however, it all becomes clear. The avenue the book went down, I just didn’t see it coming, it was so cleverly done! The book was well-written and a real psychological thriller, I need to look at what else this author has written!
- Spare Room
- Date Started
- 12th March 2019
- Date Finished
- 13th March 2019
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