The Open House by Sam Carrington

A gripping story that was packed full of twists!

I received this advanced copy from Avon Books on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

The Open House by Sam Carrington
376 Pages
Out 10th December

Opening Line: “No one will find out.”

Nick and Amber Miller are splitting up and selling their Devon family home. But despite the desirable location, the house isn’t moving. Not a single viewing so far.
When their estate agent suggests an open house event, Amber agrees, even as she worries about their gossiping neighbours attending and snooping around their home.
But Amber has more to worry about than nosy neighbours. Because thirteen people enter her house that afternoon, and only twelve leave.
Someone doesn’t want the house to sell, and is willing to do anything to stop it…

4.5 / 5

I could not put this book down and devoured it in just over a day!

Chapters are told from either Amber or Barb’s (Mother-in-Law) point of view and each one was short and full of atmosphere.

Amber watches people enter her house on the Smart doorbell during the open house. She counts 13 people go in but only 12 come out. From then on strange things start to happen around the house, things go missing, items move and then her son says he saw a man watching him in the night! My heart was racing during these chapters as the author really captured the chilling nature of it and I was scared with Amber as to what she might discover.

Throughout the book Amber is trying to figure out if there really is someone in her house and who is trying to sabotage the selling of it which ultimately leads to a vast array of suspects and a whole host of unexpected twists!

Speaking of twists, this book is packed full to the brim with them. I just couldn’t work it out and then once one is revealed, another one is thrown into the mix. These were really enjoyable and they did shock me, however I did knock half a star off because there were some things that happened at the end that didn’t entirely make sense to me regarding a character and how I thought they would behave. It was just a little confusing.

Apart from that though I thoroughly enjoyed this, it was brilliant fun to read and kept me on my toes until the very very end!

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