The Crooked House

by Christobel Kent

Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

The Crooked House Synopsis

One fateful night. One unthinkable family tragedy. One survivor. This is Alison's story. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train and Apple Tree Yard, this stunning psychological thriller follows one woman's search for the truth about her family history. Alison is as close to anonymous as she can get: with no ties and a backroom job, hers is a life lived under the radar. But once Alison was someone else: once she was Esme, a teenager whose bedroom sat at the top of a remote house on a bleak estuary. A girl whose family, if not happy, exactly, was no unhappier than anyone else's - or so she thought. Then one night violence was unleashed in the crooked house, in a nightmare that only Alison survived and from which she's been running ever since. Only when she falls for the charismatic Paul does Alison realise that to have any chance of happiness, she must return to her old life and face a closed community full of dark secrets. As she seeks to uncover the truth of what happened that terrible night, Alison begins to question everything she thought she knew. Is there anyone she can trust?

The Good Book Guide Review

Alison lives a quiet, unremarkable and anonymous life, which is how she likes it. But when her fairly recent boyfriend, Paul, wants her to attend a wedding with him she realises her past needs to be resolved. She is actually Esme, the only survivor of a horrific attack on her family many years ago, and the wedding is in the village where the tragedy happened. Returning, she suspects that the villagers hold many secrets, and that the perpetrator of the crime may not be who the police say he is.

The Crooked House Press Reviews

'An utterly compulsive psychological thriller. I loved it.' SJ Watson, author of BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP

 

'Brilliant...A spooky, gripping and affecting story.' Louise Doughty, author of APPLE TREE YARD in the GUARDIAN

 

'Atmospheric and eerily menacing, this cracking psychological thriller demands to be read with all the lights on.' Psychologies Magazine on The CROOKED HOUSE

 

'Compulsive, unsettling and scary as hell.' Sunday Mirror

 

'Echoes of Christie and du Maurier in this fine thriller.' Sunday Times

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780751556995
Publication date: 23/04/2015
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9780751556995
Publication date: 23/04/2015
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780751556995
Publication date: 23rd April 2015
Author: Christobel Kent
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Christobel Kent

Christobel Kent was born in London and educated at Cambridge. She has lived variously in Essex, London and Italy. Her childhood included several years spent on a Thames sailing barge in Maldon, Essex with her father, stepmother, three siblings and four step-siblings. She now lives in both Cambridge and Florence with her husband and five children. Click here to read a Q&A with this author.   Photo credit © Charlie Hopkinson

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