The Attic Room Linda Huber

51RaVVFNcxL._AA160_ Pub: Linda Huber

A father’s secret… a mother’s lie… a family mystery.
An unexpected phone call – and Nina’s life takes a disturbing twist. Who is John Moore? And how does he know her name?
Nina travels south to see the house she inherited, but sinister letters arrive and she finds herself in the middle of a police investigation. With her identity called into question, Nina uncovers a shocking crime. But what, exactly, happened in the attic room, all those years ago? The answer could lie close to home.
The arrival of her ten-year-old daughter compounds Nina’s problems, but her tormentor strikes before she can react. Searching for the truth about the Moore family puts both Nina and her child into grave danger.

I was really interested in this read, the blurb intriqued me and I was eager to find out what it was all about.

However, I got quite impatient with the style of writing, there are a lot of descriptive references to furniture in the rooms, of the very big and foreboding house of John Moore. There was even a sentence that read.. ‘ the bathroom proper must be upstairs.’
Even though the author has written two other books, I feel that she hasn’t quite reached the pinnacle of her writing ability. I also think that even though the subject is highly emotive, this didn’t come across very well due the aforementioned writers style.
It really could have been so much better.

The Attic Room is however, a story that I enjoyed. Nina is a loving mother, and when her daughter is placed in considerable danger she does all she can to get her back home safe and sound. Her relationship with her Lawyer Sam is one I hoped that would develop the way it did.

I am disappointed I can’t be more positive about this tale, but reading a book on a rainy day, however dis-satisfying, is always a good day for me.

3*/5

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