Today I am thrilled to be sharing my review on the blog tour for The House On Rectory Lane which was released on the 4th of May published by Bloodhound Books.
The House On Rectory Lane
Release Date: 4th of May 2020
Print Length: 296 pages
Genre: Crime Thriller
Publisher: Bloodhound Books
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How could a dream move turn into such a nightmare?
Jake and Kate live in London but after an altercation with a stranger who threatens Jake with a knife, they take their son and move to a house in the woods.
It’s their dream home, or so they think until people in the village warn them they shouldn’t have come.
Their neighbours are strange and when Kate sees a face at the window, the family realise they might be in danger.
When they find a tape hidden in the loft of the house, a video recording of the previous family who once lived there, it chills them to the bone.
They soon realise that the family living there before them have disappeared and they too could now be next.
What is the mystery surrounding the house on Rectory Lane?
Jake and Kate are about to find out…
The House On Rectory Lane is a chilling read and is the stuff that nightmares are made of! It is creepy, horrifying, twisted, gripping and I absolutely loved it! What a ride that Stuart takes the reader on. I am still reeling from this and it definitely got under my skin, where it will stay for a long time to come!
How could a dream move turn into such a nightmare? This is the question that kept rolling around in my head whilst reading this book. Leaving London for a more tranquil life in the country, Jake, his wife Kate and their son Sean move to a house on Rectory Lane. It couldn’t be more perfect for the family, but it isn’t long before things take a chilling turn when they find a video of the family who used to live in the house, that have mysteriously disappeared.
The characters are portrayed to perfection, especially the more sinister ones. I enjoyed Stuart’s style and the haunting prose used, which made for more of a horror theme. I was completely under Stuart’s spell as he kept me enthralled as the mystery was unravelled in the lead up to the shocking finale that took my breath away. Wow! I did not see that coming!
The House on Rectory Lane is not for the fainthearted. It is a stunning piece of work that will have your heart racing and may just cause you some nightmares. A new author to me I was really impressed with this book and I look forward to seeing what Stuart will come up with next. It was an absolute pleasure to read and review The House On Rectory Lane which I highly recommend.
Thank you to Stuart James for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The House On Rectory Lane which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. As I am from Australia, unfortunately, I am unable to add to Amazon UK.
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Let’s Get to Know Stuart
I have always loved scary stories, especially ones that shocked me, left me terrified, looking under my bed or in the wardrobe before going to sleep.
There was just a fantastic buzz whenever I watched or read something that took my breathe away. I remember going to my nan’s house in Ireland as a youngster with my mother and sister, on the West Coast, staying in a cottage, surrounded by miles of fields and my family sitting around the table in the kitchen at night telling ghost stories. Going out and exploring derelict farmhouses in the middle of nowhere. I remember clearly the field at the end of the road was supposed to be haunted by headless nuns.
My cousins often remind me of the great times we had, frightening each other and running for our lives whenever we’d see something that didn’t look right. This is why I love nothing more than to tell a story.
I started writing two years ago, penning The House On Rectory Lane.
I got the idea from something that has often seemed scary to me. I know that a terrifying story has to be something that you’re frightened of doing, something that makes the hairs stand on the back of your neck, something that fills you with dread, yet also with excitement. To me, the thought of going to a house in the middle of nowhere, upping and leaving a busy town and moving to the country is something that scares lots of people and me: the seclusion, the quiet, the darkness. That’s what inspired me to write my first novel.
My second thriller is called Turn The Other Way. I have multiple stories running, past and present. A family who want answers from the surgeon responsible for their daughter’s death. A young woman looking for her parents after they go missing from a party. A couple driving home and hearing screams for help from the back of the van in front of them. A serial killer on the loose in North London, dragging victims off the street.
I’m so grateful when people not only read my thrillers but also take the time to get in touch and leave a review. To me, that is the greatest feeling, hearing from people that have enjoyed my work. I know then that I’m doing something right. My third thriller, Apartment Six, was published in January of this year.
I’m 45, married and have two beautiful children. Currently, I’m a full-time plumber but would love nothing more than to make a living from my writing. I hope I write stories and people continue to enjoy them for years to come. That would be completely amazing and a dream come true.
Blog Tour Organiser
Thank you to Sarah Hardy from Book on the Bright Side Publicity for the invite to join in with the blog tour, the copy of the ebook which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily and for the promotional materials.
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