I’m pleased to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for the dark and atmospheric The Glass House by Eve Chase. Thank you to Gaby Young and Michael Joseph Books for giving me the opportunity to read and review this fabulous book.
About the book:
Outside a remote manor house in an idyllic wood, a baby girl is found.
The Harrington family takes her in and disbelief quickly turns to joy. They’re grieving a terrible tragedy of their own and the beautiful baby fills them with hope, lighting up the house’s dark, dusty corners.
Desperate not to lose her to the authorities, they keep her secret, suspended in a blissful summer world where normal rules of behaviour – and the law – don’t seem to apply.
But within days a body will lie dead in the grounds.
And their dreams of a perfect family will shatter like glass.
Years later, the truth will need to be put back together again, piece by piece . . .
From the author of Black Rabbit Hall, The Glass House is an emotional, thrilling book about family secrets and belonging – and how we find ourselves when we are most lost.
About the author:
I’m an author who writes rich suspenseful novels about families – dysfunctional, passionate – and the sort of explosive secrets that can rip them apart. I write stories that I’d love to read. Mysteries. Page-turners. Worlds you can lose yourself in. Reading time is so precious: I try to make my books worthy of that sweet spot.
My office is a garden studio/shed. There are roses outside. I live in Oxford with my three children, husband, and a ridiculously hairy golden retriever, Harry.
Do say hello. Wave! Tweet me! I love hearing from readers. I’m on Twitter and Instagram @EvePollyChase and on Facebook, eve.chase.author.
The Glass House by Eve Chase is a dark and atmospheric tale about family secrets and belonging. The dual timeline story is told from multiple points of view and begins in 1971 when the Harrington family move into Foxcote Manor alongside their Nanny, Rita. Rita finds the house unsettling, experiencing a feeling of being watched, especially late at night. And with the father of the house absent, it soon becomes apparent that the family have moved from London due to an as yet unknown traumatic event.
When a baby girl is found in an idyllic wood close to their new home, the Harrington’s take her in, her arrival acting like a balm to the wounds they’ve been nursing since they moved in. Desperate not to lose her, they keep the little girl secret, hoping she can help them heal from the trauma they’ve recently suffered.
But within days a body lies dead in the grounds of Foxcote Manor. And the Harrington’s dream of a happy family life is shattered into a million pieces. Who does the body belong to? And who is responsible for their death?
We then move forward to the present day where the story is taken over by recently separated Sylvie, who is dealing with family problems of her own. As the mystery deepens and the connection between the two timelines begins to unfold, I found myself so engrossed in the story I did not want to stop reading until the final page had been turned.
The Glass House is a dark and atmospheric tale that will keep you guessing as the pieces of the puzzle slowly begin to fall into place. An emotional story of family secrets and the long reaching consequences of keeping them hidden, this is a book I enjoyed immensely.
Eve Chase‘s writing is beautiful and I will most definitely read more from this talented author in the future. Highly recommended.
The Glass House by Eve Chase is available to purchase now: Amazon UK
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