Firstly I wish to thank Francesca Banks at Little Brown Book Group for inviting me on the Blog Tour for Leave the Lights On by Egan Hughes.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Their new ‘smart home’ is Joe’s dream. A remote cottage where everything – from the lighting to the locks – is controlled through an app. It’s the perfect blend of old-world charm and modern convenience. What better place for them to escape after all Lauren’s trauma?
Lauren desperately wants Joe to be happy after all she’s put him through, so she doesn’t tell him how much she hates being so dependent on technology. How vulnerable it makes them.
Then ‘the incidents’ begin.
Joe thinks Lauren is the victim of her own fevered imagination. But Lauren can’t be sure. She doesn’t believe in ghosts, but she also knows the past rarely stays buried. And she is haunted by one question:
Is their past finally catching up with them?
Lauren and Joe seemed like the perfect match. They had bought and sold properties together, done them up and moved to the next. But now they had finally bought their forever home, and Joe, being the hi-tech wiz that he was, had created the perfect hi-tech app to run everything in it. Joe just needed to sell the idea to those that mattered so that they could live happily ever after once it took off and became in demand.
The thing was, Lauren hated it. She didn’t like the idea of the house having that much control. It wasn’t long before things that go bump in the night began to happen regularly for Lauren, and there was never anyone else there to see it.
I was intrigued by these characters and fell into the Lauren camp from the beginning. I find keeping up with technology quite hard myself, so I sympathised with her. The excitement that Joe had, just shone from him when he talked to anyone about his new creations, especially with anyone in the same field as him.
Several brilliant storylines surface from the past that fit in with the strange happenings. The story shows how technology plays such a huge role in our lives. Is it ultimately believed over us mere mortals? I liked the police investigation side of this story. Great edgy read. I Loved it.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Egan Hughes was born in North Devon and grew up in Hampshire, UK. She is now based on the South Coast of England and works in marketing as a freelance copyeditor. An early version of The One That Got Away was shortlisted for the First Novel Prize, and the 2017 Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller Competition. –This text refers to the paperback edition.