Pub: Carina UK
What if everything you knew was a lie…
This house has a past that won’t stay hidden, and it is time for the dead to speak.
Returning to Number 17, Coronation Square, Edie is shocked to find the place she remembers from childhood reeks of mould and decay. After her aunt Dolly’s death Edie must clear out the home on a street known for five vicious murders many years ago, but under the dirt and grime of years of neglect lurk dangerous truths.
For in this dark house there is misery, sin and dark secrets that can no longer stay hidden. The truth must come out.
Finding herself dragged back into the horrific murders of the past, Edie must find out what really happened all those years ago. But as Edie uncovers the history of the family she had all but forgotten, she begins to wonder if sometimes it isn’t best to leave them buried.
In 1964, a hanging and a brutal murder took place one the same day.
Forward to 2010 and Edie’s Aunt Dolly has passed away. Edie has been left the task of clearing Dolly’s house. and what she finds out about the legacy her family has left has dire consequences for her, the friends she makes and the entire community.
Someone in Coronation Square is watching Edie, as she goes about her business, but is this person her nemesis or her saviour.
Ann Troups second novel is a tale that is expertly told. She is a brilliant storyteller.
The plot is one that is relevant to the era, and at times is quite harrowing in it’s telling. It is unbelievable that in this time of freedom of choice that this was happening only 50 years ago.
Ann Troup is guaranteed to be a one sit read and for me, this suspenseful and thrilling kept me glued.