The Move by Felicity Everett #BookReview #HQ # NetGalley #5*

New house. Fresh start. Same husband.

Can you paint over the cracks in a marriage?

Karen has packed up her life and is making The Move. She’s on her way to the idyllic country cottage which her husband has painstakingly renovated for her. They’re escaping the London bustle and the daily grind. And they’re escaping their past.

A fresh start in a beautiful, peaceful village. It will be different here, right?

But something is awry. The landscape, breathtaking by day, is eerie by night. The longed-for peace and solitude is stifling. And the house, so artfully put together by her husband, has a strange vibe.

Now that Karen is cut off from her old friends and family, she can’t help wondering if her husband has plans of his own, and that history might be repeating itself.

From the author of the bestselling The People at Number 9 comes a dark and redemptive tale of a rural dream gone wrong…

Full of Intrigue & Possibilities!

Oooh, I liked this one! Full of intrigue and possibilities, right to the very end!

Karen is joining her husband at their new home in the country; they are leaving London for good and he has completely renovated the house ready for her arrival. Nick is certain this is going to get their marriage back on track, Karen not quite so much. Things are certainly different – but does different automatically mean better?

Well, here’s a story to get lost in! There are a myriad of small happenings to engross and confuse and my sympathies changed often – well, at least to start with. I spent much of this novel in awe of the wonderful characterisation and can only imagine the many hours spent perfecting this novel to make it the stunning read that it is. It has certainly brought the author to my attention and added her name to my ‘must not miss’ list! A marvellous psychological thriller, with an ending I thoroughly approve of, and one to grip your attention and undoubtedly worth all five sparkling stars.

My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.

Tags: psychological thriller

Author Bio

Felicity Everett grew up in Manchester and studied English Literature at Sussex University. She worked in children’s publishing in London, whilst raising a family and is the author of more than twenty works of children’s fiction and non-fiction. After a short career break, Felicity returned to writing full-time and in 2011 published her debut novel, The Story of Us, a funny and touching account of the friendships forged between five women at University in the 1980s. Her second novel, The People at Number 9, published in April 2017, is a dark satire on sex, envy and betrayal in the suburbs. Felicity has recently returned from a few years living in Melbourne, with her husband and now lives in Gloucestershire. Her latest book, The Move, published in January 2020, is out in paperback this August. It’s a gothic tale of marriage and mental instability set in the dark heart of the countryside

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