Today I am sharing my review on its publication day for The Open House by Sam Carrington, published by Avon Books.
The Open House by Sam Carrington
Release Date: 10th of December 2020
Print Length: 376 pages
Publisher: Avon Books
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Everyone’s welcome. But not everyone leaves…
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…
After the breakdown of her marriage, Amber is set to move on with her 2 sons and her new boyfriend. The only thing standing in her way, is the family home, that she hasn’t been able to sell. When her realtor suggests an open house, she reluctantly agrees but, things take a turn on the day when 13 people enter the home but, only 12 come out…
The Open House is a chilling read that does not lack in the creepy vibes or the goosebumps on your arms departments. It immediately pulls you into its dark and twisted world, where I found I could not untangle myself from it until the final page.
I love Sam Carrington’s writing and she does a great job at ramping up the tension and suspense throughout the book. There are plenty of twists and edge of your seat moments, that all lead me to furiously flicking the pages on my Kindle to see how it was all going to come together and unfold.
I throughly enjoyed The Open House. It’s plot is strong and it’s motive sinister. The ending is different and a bit out of left field but, it did not deter from my enjoyment of the story. It was a pleasure to read and review The Open House, which I recommend.
Thank you to Sam Carrington, Avon Books and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Open House, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
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Let’s Get to Know Sam Carrington
Sam Carrington lives in Devon with her husband and three children. She worked for the NHS for 15 years, during which time she qualified as a nurse.
Following the completion of a Psychology degree she went to work for the prison service as an Offending Behaviour Facilitator. Her experiences within this field inspired her writing. She left the service to spend time with her family and to follow her dream of being a novelist.
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