Hello and happy new year ! I am finally back after taking December off and in the week where you will be bombarded with healthy eating , new year new you and motivational posts I decided to review a book I read before Christmas ! I adore reading and my aim is to read more this year , I find reading really relaxes me and helps to distract me from the real world for a while ! I mean who does not want to be transported to another time , place or even world 😉
The Other Side Of The Wall is written by Uber talented Andrea Mara a blogger and Freelance writer http://officemum.ie/ ( who you will definitely be hearing more from as her next novel is due out this year ! ) –
The Blurb :
When Sylvia looks out her bedroom window at night and sees a child face down in the pond next door, she races into her neighbour’s garden. But the pond is empty, and no-one is answering the door.
Wondering if night feeds and sleep deprivation are getting to her, she hurriedly retreats. Besides, the fact that a local child has gone missing must be preying on her mind. Then, a week later, she hears the sound of a man crying through her bedroom wall.
The man living next door, Sam, has recently moved in. His wife and children are away for the summer and he joins them at weekends. Sylvia finds him friendly and helpful, yet she becomes increasingly uneasy about him.
Then Sylvia’s little daughter wakes one night, screaming that there’s a man in her room. This is followed by a series of bizarre disturbances in the house.
Sylvia’s husband insists it’s all in her mind, but she is certain it’s not – there’s something very wrong on the other side of the wall.
My Thoughts :
I would definitely call this a psychological thriller , from the very outset I was gripped by the many turns and twists , I particularly liked the jumping between years and the detail and life that Andrea gave to her characters , I read this book in a day as I did not want to put it down and as a serial guesser of endings I was delighted to get to the end not knowing how it would end ! So in short , if you like psychological thrillers you will love this ! I got my copy from Book Depository .
Let me know if you have read it !