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Monday, 5 January 2015

The Crooked House by Christobel Kent

The Crooked HouseThe Crooked House by Christobel Kent
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I was so looking forward to reading this, it looked good.

I am not saying it wasn't a good book but I was really confused from beginning to half way through [at least] it appeared disjointed. Is this a new style of writing? I took ages and it used a lot of brain power which caused some fatigue in keeping up.

Once I was over the half way mark, it all seemed to make sense, it took me that long to get used to this authors style of writing.

I don't usually find books so hard to get into and I hate giving up on a book, but once I got over the halfway mark, although things slotted into place, and I understood this authors way of writing, I still couldn't finish it.

I so wish I could be like the other reviewers on here and say it was fab.........once I got the hang of the style of writing, but tedious. Really hard work.

I would like to thank Little, Brown Book Group UK via Net Galley for providing me with an advanced copy to read and review

Alison is as close to anonymous as she can get: with no ties, no home, a backroom job, hers is a life lived under the radar. She's a nobody; she has no-one and that's how she wants it.

But once Alison was someone else: once she was Esme Grace, a teenager whose bedroom sat at the top of a remote and dilapidated house on the edge of a bleak estuary. A girl whose family, if not happy, exactly, was no unhappier than anyone else's - or so she thought.

Then one night a terrible thing happened in the crooked house, a nightmare of violence out of which Alison emerged the only witness and sole survivor and from which she has been running ever since. Only when she meets academic Paul Bartlett does Alison realise that if she's to have any chance of happiness, she has to return to her old life and confront the darkness that worked its way inside her family and has pursued her ever since

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