Shelly's Book Corner received a review copy from Grand Central Publishing and voluntarily provided an honest review. This does not affect the opinion of the book or the content of the review.The Woman In The Dark by Vanessa Savage
on March 12, 2019
Genres: Psychological Thriller
Source: Grand Central Publishing
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Sarah and Patrick are happy. But after her mother's death, Sarah spirals into depression and overdoses on sleeping pills. While Sarah claims it was an accident, her teenage children aren't so sure. Patrick decides they all need a fresh start and he knows just the place, since the idyllic family home where he was raised has recently come up for sale. There's only one catch: for the past fifteen years, it has become infamous as the "Murder House", standing empty after a family was stabbed to death within its walls.
Patrick believes they can bring the house back to its former glory, so Sarah, uprooted from everything she knows, pours her energy into painting, gardening, and giving the rotting old structure the warmth of home. But with locals hinting that the house is haunted, the news that the murderer has been paroled, strange writing on the walls, and creepy "gifts" arriving on the doorstep at odd hours, Sarah can't shake the feeling that something just isn't right. Not with the house, not with the town, or even with her own, loving husband -- whose stories about his perfect childhood suddenly aren't adding up. Can Sarah uncover the secrets of the Murder House before another family is destroyed?
Sarah is married and a mother of two. One day Sarah tried to commit suicide after the death of her mother. Her husband, Patrick decides they need to move to his childhood home for a fresh start. Things get even worse for the family after the move. Break out the sage!
This book was one for the ages! I liked Sarah but at times she was so weak. Not because she tried to commit suicide it’s because she let her husband and kids run not walk all over her throughout this book. Yes, she messed up but can you blame her? She’s an only child and just lost her mother. They treated her like crap at times and were pretty much counting down the next time she would overdose again. I really wanted to reach into the book and shake her daughter for being so dreadful. Why weren’t they in family counseling?!
This was my first time reading this author and I did enjoy the story. The book started off a little slow but once the suspense started to pick up, I couldn’t stop reading the story. The ending was good and there were some twists that I didn’t see coming. I loved the way everything came together and it was nice to see Sarah display some courage and strength. Overall, I did enjoy this story and will be reading more books by this author. If you’re looking for a nice weekend thriller, look no further!