When Christy and Joe Davenport are handed the keys to Number 40 on picture-perfect Lime Park Road, Christy knows it should be a dream come true. How strange though that the house was on the market for such a low price. That the previous owners, the Frasers, had renovated the entire property yet moved out within a year. That none of the neighbours will talk to Christy.
As her curiosity begins to give way to obsession, Christy finds herself drawn deeper into the mystery of the house’s previous occupants – and the dark and shocking secret that tore the street apart . . .
The start of The Sudden Departure of the Frasers is interesting, they are the previous owners of a fabulous house now occupied by Christy and Joe. The story is told in turn by Christy and Amber (Fraser) each telling their tale and I was completely drawn in, waiting for the unveiling of the reasons as to why The Frasers left this beautiful home and why Christy is finding it difficult to fit in with the new neighbours.
This tale lures the reader, and takes you on a soft and gentle ride,but it is also absorbing and addictive. The secrets don’t come quick enough which urges the reader on and before you know the day has passed.
The ‘secret’ is shocking and one that makes you reel, and although it’s dangerous and taboo it’s one that makes sense concerning the character involved.
Louise Candlish is a superb writer, the way she spins her story is simply brilliant. Christy’s obsession with the Frasers is interesting and rather creepy in my opinion.
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and will be looking forward to more by Louise.