The Locked Attic: The BRAND NEW mind-blowing thriller from the author of Sunday Times bestseller The Dinner Guest
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I loved this author's first novel, but have been a bit underwhelmed by this one and the second one. While it held my attention it just doesn't have the depth I am looking for. As I said before I enjoyed Danny's and Jonathan's storyline but Stephanie, her husband along with the neighbors seemed very one dimensional. Also the author eluded to the explosion but to be a topic mentioned frequently especially as a notated timeline I was expecting more on that front. Mysterious, creepy, sad and compelling a really eclectic mix of emotions all rolled into this excellent read. But later an incident affects both of the boys’ lives. They reject to talk about it. Danny starts acting weird, angry, resented. Before Stephanie finds out the source of his anger, another tragedy strikes the family.
When Pete and Danny are killed, Stephanie retreats further into herself. She knows there is something wrong with the family across the street, and she is sure that Jonathan knows what was bugging her son. She desperately needs to find out.
Overall: it’s still well written, captivating, riveting psychological thriller! If your stomach can absorb more darkness, this is absolutely great find for your thriller cravings! This was a psychological thriller which saw my attention going up and down like a child on a teeter totter. I liked it, I felt meh about it, I enjoyed it, I wasn't wowed. The characters in this book have questions, secrets and are dramatic. Stephanie goes looking for answers... Stephanie knows that Jonathan knows more about why her son was so withdrawn before his death, and she is determined to find out the truth.
Looking for something a bit different? Not your run of the mill thriller? This might be a good fit!First, let me thank NetGalley, the publisher Harper Collins - One More Chapter and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. But then Danny starts acting weird and is totally withdrawn spending most of his free time in his bedroom. Stephanie tries to get Danny to talk, but he refuses to open up.