Good day, dear readers!
I am bringing you a review of The Manor House, which is one of the best thrillers that I have read this year. If you are looking for a great read, you need to add this one. It will not disappoint!
Be careful what you wish for…
Childhood sweethearts Nicole and Tom are a normal, loving couple—until a massive lottery win changes their lives overnight.
Soon they’ve moved into a custom-built state-of-the-art Glass Barn on the stunning grounds of Lancaut Manor in Gloucestershire. They have fancy cars, expensive hobbies, and an exclusive lifestyle they never could have imagined.
But this dream world quickly turns into a nightmare when Tom is found dead in the swimming pool.
Nicole is devastated. Tom is her rock. And their beautiful barn —with all its smart features that never seem to work for her—is beginning to feel very lonely. But she’s not entirely by herself out there in the country. There’s a nice young couple who live in the Manor itself along with their middle-aged housekeeper who has the Coach House. And an old friend of Tom’s from school has turned up to help her get through her grief.
But big money can bring big problems and big threats. Was Tom’s death a tragic accident or was it something worse? And is her life in danger as well?
Nicole’s beginning to feel like a little fish in a big glass fishbowl.
Surrounded by piranhas.
My Review of The Manor House:
Anna is lonely after the death of her husband, and begins taking a yoga class. She meets Sasha, a vivacious and confident person, who has some rough patches in her life.
Tom and Nicole are living their best lives, enjoying being lottery winners, and their new home. When Tom turns up dead, Nicole is shattered. It is a tragic accident, right?
Sasha and Olly have moved in with Anna, and are helping her to move past her grief, but there is something amiss, and the detectives cannot quite put their finger on what it is. Anna, it seems, is not available, and the housekeeper seems to be hiding something.
OHHHH my goodness, this book! I was hardly able to put it down. I wanted more, and when it ended, I had to sit there and say, this is it? Is there another book coming? I NEED more!
While investigating the death of Tom Booth, the detectives are turned on to another mystery. However, they cannot quite shake the feeling that something is really off. Is the housekeeper trustworthy? Can they really trust her? Nicole seems to be hiding something as well – and the sudden appearance of Patrick, Tom’s best friend, throws another wrinkle into the case. He seems to be living larger than life, but he too, has secrets.
Sasha and Olly – what can I really say about these two? I wanted to throttle them sooo many times throughout the book. I could not believe the amount of confidence that Olly exuded, and his “I am only trying to help you” sanctimonious appearance. There were so many red flags, yet Anna (aka Kitty) seemed to overlook all of them – or did she? There is more to this plucky lady than meets the eye – and she turned out to be one of my favorite characters throughout the book. I really felt for her, and the horrific turn of events that brought her to the current state she finds herself in.
Looking for a good thriller? You need to check this one out! It was perfection in a book.