The Open House by Sam Carrington
Genre: Crime, Psychological Thriller, Fiction
Publication Date: 10 December 2020
Synopsis/Blurb (Taken from Goodreads):
“Everyone’s welcome. But not everyone leaves…
Nick and Amber Miller are splitting up and selling their Devon family home. But despite the desirable location, the house isn’t moving. Not a single viewing so far.
When their estate agent suggests an open house event, Amber agrees, even as she worries about their gossiping neighbours attending and snooping around their home.
But Amber has more to worry about than nosy neighbours. Because thirteen people enter her house that afternoon, and only twelve leave.
Someone doesn’t want the house to sell, and is willing to do anything to stop it…“
My Thoughts & Review
One house for sale, 13 people come to see it during an open viewing but only 12 leave. Sounds intriguing right!
Well let me tell you The Open house left me with very mixed feelings. Yes, I was drawn in by the premises and yes it has loads of twists, some of which I worked out and some that were a surprise but at the same time felt unbelievable.
The book started well and was convinced that this was going to be great read, but as the book progresses thing started to go downhill.
For a psychological thriller I thought the pace was a bit too slow and way too many things were happening in the storyline which left me confused. I think the main reason for this was that events were left unresolved.
As for the characters, well I was lost. There are way too many to remember and at one point I didn’t know who to follow. I felt Amber’s character gave away too much unnecessary information about things which made scenes in the book feel a little boring and actually think it disturbs the flow of the story.
This really could have been a great psychological read but sadly this book didn’t work for me.
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