The Girl In Your House – ARC Book Review

Title:- The Girl In Your House

Author:- Georgina Cross

Date published:- will be published on 2nd September 2022

Publisher:- Bookouture

No. of pages:- 304 pages

Genre:- Psychological Thriller


Plot:- 5/5

Writing:- 5/5

Overall rating:- 5/5

All it takes is four words to shatter everything: “Your sister is dead.” Someone set fire to her house and my niece is the only survivor. With trembling hands, I reach for the window and rip open the blinds. Everything remains quiet. But deep down I know: they’re coming after me next.

When I left my parents’ home in Kentucky, I never thought I’d see my sister again. For years we kept a terrible secret and eventually it tore us apart.

But when I get the call to say that my sister has been killed and my teenage niece Hannah is coming to live with us, I leave the past behind. Hannah is family and I need to keep her safe. I know what could happen to her if I don’t.

When my niece arrives, she bonds with my daughter Cassie instantly. But then I hear a scream from the girls’ bedroom. And in the garden, someone has lit a fire. It’s a warning.

Then the note arrives. “I’m coming for you.” In that moment I know that if I want to keep us alive, we have to leave everything behind.

Someone from my past won’t let me forget what I did all those years ago. They will stop at nothing. But are they closer to me than I could have ever imagined?

Author of ONE NIGHT and NANNY NEEDED with Bantam, Penguin Random House, and author of THE STEPDAUGHTER, THE MISSING WOMAN, and THE GIRL IN YOUR HOUSE with Bookouture, Hachette Publishing.

This was such a gripping psychological thriller that kept me on the edge all the time!

Tara receives the most horrible news. Her estranged sister, Beth had died in a fire and someone had put the fire in her house. The only survivor of the arson was Beth’s sixteen-year-old daughter Hannah. Now Tara, knows that she will be next. As she and her daughter Cassie is preparing to welcome Hannah into their new home, Tara must keep the secret that she and Beth promised to keep, all those years ago…a secret that may be connected to the fire…

This was really fast paced from the start to the finish. I couldn’t simply put the book down as I yearned to know what is going to happen next. The story is told mainly in Tara’s POV and towards the middle of the book, you get to know the secret that Tara and Beth had been hiding after all those years. There were some twists and turns which actually made the whole book interesting and the ending was clearly unexpected that I was actually surprised at this unexpected twist–did not really see it coming! Overall, this book kept me on the edge and there was so much family drama in this book and the twists that will keep you guessing till the end.

Overall, this is a fast paced unputdownable thriller that will put at the edge of your seat–worth five stars!

Many thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

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