Faye and her husband Hugh have had a traumatic year. Wanting to start again, the couple decide to buy a large rundown property, Cross House in a village in North Yorkshire, hoping to leave the past behind them.
However, the tranquillity is soon ruined when Faye begins to awake, every night, to the sound of somebody creeping around the bedroom. She tries to explain it to Hugh, frightened for the safety of their children Aiden and Poppy, but Hugh dismisses her claims, thinking she is heading for another breakdown.
But when Faye discovers some diaries that contain secrets about the family that lived in the house before them, she starts to wonder if the intruder might be closer to home than she first thought.
Obsessed with finding answers, Faye is determined to learn about the Wentworth family, a fractured family with a tragic past.
And when she discovers that Hilary Wentworth fell to her death down the stairs in Cross House, Faye realises she is in mortal danger…
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
I have read other books by this author but have to say that I really loved the new direction that this story went, making it my favourite so far. Faye had experienced a tramatic time which had taken her to the brink of insanity and a breakdown so to aid her recovery further Faye, her husband Hugh and two children moved house. Their new home had been at a snip of the price although it did require one heck of a lot of work to bring it up to modern day standards. When Faye began to see someone in the house through the night, her sanity was really pushed to the limits. When she discovered diaries from the previous owners it began to take a more sinister tone.
This is a little beauty for creating that sizzle in the atmosphere, as I was torn between Faye’s state of mind, supernatural happenings and a real life nutter on the prowel! It is definitely not a book to start if you can’t finish it because I wouldn’t have known where to take a break! As far as Faye goes, what doesn’t kill her makes her stronger and me a nervsous wreck but I really got behind Faye as she was a far braver woman than me.
There is more than one tragic story to get grips with in this book but can solving the mystery in her present home help to heal her or send her over the edge all together? This is a cracking story line, well written characters and complete stand alone awesome read, then to top it off an awesome end!
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
J.A.BAKER was born and brought up in North East England and has had a love of language for as long as she can remember.
She has a love of local history and genealogy and enjoys reading many genres of books but is an addict of psychological thrillers.
In December 2016 she was signed by Bloodhound Books who published Undercurrent.
Her second novel, Her Dark Retreat was published in October 2017 and The Other Mother was published in December 2017. Her fourth novel, Finding Eva was published in August 2018.
J.A. Baker has four grown-up children and a grandchild and lives in a village near Darlington with her husband and madcap dog.
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