I have to admit, when I first started reading this book I was skeptical. Right away, the characters have to answer hundreds of personal, probing questions presented to them in order to rent a house owned by renowned architect, Edward Monkhouse. It just seemed completely absurd to me. No woman in their right mind would agree to such ridiculous conditions…… (no possessions, no books, no pets?? What kind of nutjob is this landlord?!) But then, Emma and Jane are not in their right minds when they agree to live in the house on One Folgate Street. Both have suffered horrible, significant trauma and are looking for a place to escape and heal. Edward is a mysterious, attractive, wealthy, Christian Grey type and tension escalates quickly between him and the two residents of his home.
And just like that, I was hooked. OH MY GOODNESS. This book is fantastic. There are so many twists and turns that it is hard to keep everything straight and just when you think you have the killer figured out, something new and crazy is brought to light. I still haven’t recovered from Emma’s revelation midway through. WHAT IN THE WORLD?!!!! I was freaking out on my couch as I read –it was a complete game changer for me. Be sure you set aside a few hours for this one because once you get started you will not be able to stop. If creepy, tense atmospheres and psychological mind games are your thing, then drop everything and get this book. 5 fantastic stars.
Thank you so much to Netgalley and Random House for the advanced copy of this mind blowing psychological thriller.