[ EPUB ] ✴ The House Author Simon Lelic – Writerscompany.co.uk

The House What If Your Perfect Home Turned Out To Be The Scene Of The Perfect Crime Londoners Jack And Syd Moved Into The House A Year Ago It Seemed Like Their Dream Home Tons Of Space, The Perfect Location, And A Friendly Owner Who Wanted A Young Couple To Have It.So When They Made A Grisly Discovery In The Attic, Jack And Syd Chose To Ignore It That Was A Mistake Because Someone Has Just Been Murdered Right Outside Their Back Door.And Now The Police Are Watching Them Damn, this book was GOOD Fun fact about me first I ve been dying to crack into the suspense thriller genre again for a long time now, so when I came across this book on NetGalley I had to put in a request for it and was elated to find that I was approved It shot up my TBR list just because it fit the bill for what I was craving perfectly, and boy am I glad it did because Simon Lelic s prose alone was enough to keep me totally invested in this story from start to finishWhen you re caught inside a dungeon, even the faintest flicker in the dark is like a promise of daylight And if it turns out not to be, if it turns out instead to be a burning staircase Well You take your chances anyway I cannot say enough good things about Lelic s command of language and the conversational tone of his prose Written in an alternating first person point of view between Jack and Syndney s perspectives, The House was totally gripping from start to finish First person point of view and I sometimes have problems I find that a lot of newer authors writing from this POV tend to focus too heavily on action and forget to include prose that engages your mind Lelic never does The plot moves along at a snappy pace the entire time, but the pros This thing I ve planned for so carefully it has all gone drastically, horribly wrong Well, this proved to be a very difficult review for me to write Not because I didn t like the book, obviously I didn t just like it, I enjoyed it so much that I started composing bits and pieces of my review at around 50% mark The problem is that there are so many twists and turns and hidden secrets in the story that I was terrified I would slip up and spoil everything So, this is going to be short.We follow the story of Syd and Jack, a young couple who has just been offered a deal for a house that they ve never believed would come to them The house is an impressive building, in a beautiful London neighbourhood and it is as if it chose them for its owners However, Jack has a feeling that there is something dodgy with the house and especially with the circumstances under which the previous owner left all of his belongings behind to start a new life in Australia following a woman he met online.The writing style is something that I haven t seen recently and it is engaging and makes the book flow nicely It is an exchange in written form between Syd and Jack, their experiences before they met each other, th This is a wonderfully dark and twisted psychological thriller by Simon Lelic It shifts and runs into unexpected places, different from the blurb given about the book Jack has uncomfortable feelings about a London house that his girlfriend, Syd Baker, thinks is perfect for them To their surprise, given they tendered a lower offer, the owner chooses them When something is too good to be true, they should have been wary, but they move in without a second thought The previous owner has left behind all his belongings, which the happy couple begin to sort through However, there are strange sounds, and gruesome discoveries in the attic There is a child s treasure box with a familiar name on it The story begins with the police watching the house, with Jack and Syd writing down their experiences of living there, with the occasional contentious perception This is a novel about the past haunting the present with its firm and tenacious grip.The narrative is delivered through our couple, Jack and Syd, documenting how their lives begin to spiral out of their control Jack is a housing officer who goes out of his way to help his desperate clients He is not close with his middle class parents who disapprove of Syd Syd s past contains trauma and drug taking, making her a vol 3.5 STARS When Jack and Syd buy their first home together in London, they feel like they ve hit the jackpot It s a big rambling old house, and although it needs lots of work, they got a really good deal because the owner wanted a young couple to have it, and accepted their lower bid But you know the saying If it seems too good to be true, then it probably is Well that s certainly the case here Jack though, took an instant dislike to the house he found it dark and creepy, and that was even before he made a grisly discovery in the attic They decide to keep the discovery to themselves, but keeping this secret means they ve made a really bad call, leading to some life changing events.The narrative is told in the form of individual journals written by Jack and Syd It was an intelligent if unusual style of writing, but I quickly got used to it and actually enjoyed it It ce

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