Release date - 14th September 2017
Book length - 355 pages
Publisher - www.harpercollins.co.uk
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
ABOUT THE BOOK
You never know who’s watching…
Corinne’s life might look perfect on the outside, but after three failed IVF attempts it’s her last chance to have a baby. And when she finds a tiny part of a doll house outside her flat, it feels as if it’s a sign.
But as more pieces begin to turn up, Corinne realises that they are far too familiar. Someone knows about the miniature rocking horse and the little doll with its red velvet dress. Someone has been inside her house…
How does the stranger know so much about her life? How long have they been watching? And what are they waiting for…?
Cryptic, dark, and truly haunting at times, THE DOLL HOUSE by Phoebe Morgan drew me in immediately and sent shivers up my spine as the story continued.
Corinne has a job that she enjoys and a man that she adores but in the last year, her life has gotten complicated and she finds herself more and more anxious as the days pass. With the death of her beloved father her world was shattered, and every time IVF fails, Corinne's desperation to have a baby of her own becomes even more heightened. She just needs something to give her a boost, and when she finds a little piece of doll house furniture in front of her flat, it reminds her of her idyllic childhood and takes it as a sign that her dreams may be about to come true.
Ashley, Corinne's sister, is a happily married, stay-at-home mum to three children, working the odd shift in a local cafe to get her out of the house. Life is simple and enjoyable, with the exception of the teenage angst from her eldest girl but that is to be expected, right? But when her husband starts spending more and more time at work and begins to shut her out, Ashley can only assume that he is cheating on her. And when the silent phone calls begin, she knows it must be the other woman.
But for someone else life was not the beautiful and joyful experience that Ashley and Corinne have enjoyed, but rather a dark and twisted existence that will lead them to do something that will destroy lives forever...
THE DOLL HOUSE by Phoebe Morgan is a page-turner and a sure fire hit with psychological thriller fans everywhere. While I didn't exactly like Corinne, my heart went out to her for all that she was dealing with regarding IVF, and her need to have a child. Ashley was by far my favourite of the two, and I really wanted her to figure out exactly what was happening with her husband, and find a way to find more harmony with her children. The story is split into short, snappy chapters which keep the plot moving along nicely, and we get to see different characters views of what is happening, with the odd flashback to the past. As the story developed I had a few suspicions as to what was going to happen, some of which were right and some were wrong, but the way the author pulled all of the threads together to bring it to a harrowing conclusion, was absolutely fantastic, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
THE DOLL HOUSE by Phoebe Morgan is a creepy and twisted story of family, fear, and what can happen when secrets lie buried for too long. Well worth a read!
Phoebe Morgan is an author and editor. She studied English at Leeds University after growing up in the Suffolk countryside. She has previously worked as a journalist and now edits crime and women’s fiction for a publishing house during the day, and writes her own books in the evenings. She lives in London and you can follow her on Twitter @Phoebe_A_Morgan. The Doll House is her debut novel.
For more information:
Website - phoebemorganauthor.com
Twitter - twitter.com/Phoebe_A_Morgan
Facebook - www.facebook.com/PhoebeMorganAuthor/
*I want to thank Anna from Harper Collins, and the author Phoebe Morgan for the opportunity to review this gripping novel!!
Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger, wife & mother who loves all things books!
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