The House On The Lake - Nuala Ellwood

The House on the LakeThe House on the Lake by Nuala Ellwood
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Gorgeously atmospheric and claustrophobic, this twisty thriller is about how far you should go to fight for your rights. The writing was sharp and vivid, many scenes feeling almost haunted and other-worldly, with scenes really coming to life in my imagination.

Two separate storylines that gracefully weave together to one climactic storyline. The first story is about Lisa, who’s running away from her controlling husband with her small son. The second story is about Grace, who grows up with a father suffering heavily from PTSD. I loved the way these stories interconnected. The trauma that Grace’s father exhibited was vivid and so well written.

There were lots of surprising twists and the whole story has a melancholy air about it, which really suits the almost haunted feeling of the house its set in.

An excellent third book by Nuala Ellwood. I can’t wait to read her next novel!

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