Ignoring clear signs of a haunting is bound to get you into trouble.
Eleanor, Richard and their two young daughters recently stretched
themselves to the limit to buy their dream home, a four-bedroom
Victorian townhouse in East London. But the cracks are already starting
to show. Eleanor is unnerved by the eerie atmosphere in the house and
becomes convinced it is making her ill. Whilst Richard remains
preoccupied with Zoe, their mercurial twenty-seven-year-old lodger,
Eleanor becomes determined to unravel the mystery of the house’s
previous owners – including Emily, whose name is written hundreds of
times on the walls of the upstairs room.
This book is about a haunted house, but its not a horror book. It more about the characters and the effect that the house has on people.
The point of view changes amount the adults of the house. Its feel more like the women's story though.We have characters lives mirror each other, but made different choice. It was an interesting exploration.
The writing is third person, with focus point of view changing every chapter (I think). I enjoyed the writing style.
The ending is very anti-climatic. It was the natural conclusion of the book, but if you're ghost fan you might be a tad disappointed. This a character driven so the plot isn't really focus,
Overall, I give 4/5 stars for annoying neighbours. This is a odd match of a haunted house story with character study where choices lead you. I enjoyed it, if you into character stuff and more about the stain a haunting would have on the inhabits, this is the novel for you.
I got this book for Review from Netgalley and its being published by Picador on 27 July 2017.