Wednesday 14 April 2021

πŸ“– Blog Tour ~ The House of Hidden Secrets by C E Rose


 πŸ“– Delighted to open this blog tour on Publication Day πŸ“–

Hera Books
14 April 3031

My thanks to the publisher for my copy of this book
and to Rachel's random Resources for the invitation to the blog tour

The imposing gates of Ramsay Hall yawned open. As Serena and 4-year-old Lana walked up the long driveway, little did they know the dark secrets that lay within.

When Serena Green accepted the role of housekeeper for wealthy widower Hayden Ramsay, she never imagined her new home would be Ramsay Hall, an ancient, sprawling mansion in Northern England.

Serena quickly becomes an integral part of the household, making friends with Hayden’s younger son Hugh, despite Jack, his older brother’s, coldness towards her and Lana.

But the hall’s beautiful exterior hides many ugly secrets. Though Serena and Jack begin to grow closer, she’s confused by his behaviour around Lana. What is he guilty of? And is there more to their mother’s death than the Ramsay men will admit, even to themselves?

As the harrowing past of Ramsay Hall unravels, Serena fresh start becomes a fresh horror. She fears for her and Lana’s safety, but what are the bleak secrets in Serena’s own past?

This house is built on a lifetime of lies… and the truth might just bring the walls crashing down.

A twisty, gripping and utterly unputdownable new thriller that fans of Lisa Jewell, C.L. Taylor and Mark Edwards will love.

My Thoughts..

Serena Green, and her young daughter, Lana arrive at the mysterious Ramsay Hall, in Cheshire, to take up the position of temporary housekeeper to Hayden Ramsay as he recuperates from recent surgery. From the start it is obvious that Ramsay Hall is a place of mystery, and as the story progresses, and the secrets start to emerge, so an unusual atmosphere starts to pervade.

The House of Hidden Secrets gets off to a considered start which gives us time to get to know the characters who are central to the story, and it also allows the tension to build at its own speed. And as the individual characters become more immersed in their own particular stories, so we, the reader, become more absorbed in discovering just what is being revealed in the house of secrets. 

In terms of plot there is much to take in with some complicated twists and turns which add another dimension to the story but there is also the opportunity to follow the complex lives of Hugh and Jack Ramsay, the two sons of Hayden, who each carry their own set of burdens and who are so integral to the story. The author writes this type of suspense story well and I have enjoyed reading the different character perspectives, and trying to piece together all the jigsaw pieces of the puzzle makes this an intriguing and thought-provoking read.

Take an imaginatively designed book cover, a mysterious house of secrets, a melancholic young woman and her fragile daughter, three intriguing male characters who each harbour resentments from the past. Stir everything into a mixing bowl, and out comes this multi-layered, psychological thriller, which definitely has all the right ingredients to keep you guessing from start to finish.

About the Author

Caroline England was born and brought up in Yorkshire and studied Law at the University of Manchester. She was a divorce and professional indemnity lawyer before leaving the law to bring up her three daughters and turning her hand to writing. Caroline is the author of The Wife's Secret, previously called Beneath the Skin, and the top-ten ebook bestseller My Husband's Lies. Betray Her is her third novel. She lives in Manchester with her family. The House of Hidden Secrets is the first title written under her pseudonym, CE Rose.

Twitter @CazEngland

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