Review: Spare Room by Dreda Say Mitchell @DredaMitchell #bookreview #bookblog @bloodhoundbook


Home Is Where The Nightmare Is

Beautiful double room to let to single person 

Lisa, a troubled young woman with a past, can’t believe her luck when she finds a beautiful room to rent in a large house. The live-in owners are a kind and welcoming couple. Everything is fine until she finds a suicide note hidden in her room. But when the couple insist this man didn’t exist and that Lisa is their first tenant, Lisa begins to doubt herself.

Compelled to uncover the secrets of the man who lived in the room before her, Lisa is alarmed when increasingly disturbing incidents start to happen. Someone doesn’t want Lisa to find out the truth.

As the four walls of this house and its secrets begin to close in on Lisa, she descends into a hellish hall of mirrors where she’s not sure what’s real and what’s not as she claws her way towards the truth…

This room has already claimed one victim?

Is it about to take another?

My Thoughts

Okay, I’m going to get this out of the way. I had an expectation for where this story was going to go and I was excited for that. So when it didn’t play out like that, I was disappointed (laughing). And to be honest, I’m still disappointed!

But in saying that, I was really impressed where the author took this because I didn’t expect it. It was a pretty good twist and something I feel was quite original.  I was pretty irked by Jack myself, his obnoxiousness was nicely done, so much so, that he annoyed the s*#t out of me! Martha’s character was cleverly crafted, she was quite sly and seemingly ‘normal’ despite that fact that she was with Jack. Lisa’s character felt very three dimensional; I liked her, could relate to her in a few levels, and her reactions and behaviours fitted the story line and believable.

It was something a little different which is refreshing. I thoroughly recommend you give this one a go and see if you can tell where it’s going, unlike me!

I rated The Spare Room: 4/5 stars

Happy reading



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Avid reader and 'collector' of books. I'm a prison psychologist and criminologist, so no surprise when I admit I have a particular like in true crime and psychological/police procedure thrillers and suspense books.

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