Today, we’re taking part in a blog tour to celebrate the release of In a Cottage In A Wood by Cass Green – the book with the most surprising end I’ve read for a while!
Her Dream Home Will Become Her Worst Nightmare…
This book starts with Neve, doing the walk of shame over Waterloo Bridge, she tries to do a good deeds for a stranger, Isabelle and surprisingly ends up inheriting a cottage because of it! With her life going downhill, Neve takes the opportunity of a place to clear her head, even though the cottage is not quite as expected…
Once there, she becomes entwined in the mystery of who Isabelle was, and how she came to be on the bridge that day. This is a creepy and slow building thriller that builds towards a surprising ending! As I mentioned in a previous post, I read a lot of this genre and I’m pretty good at guessing the endings, in fact I did guess part of this but a surprising second twist I did NOT see coming!
If you are new to this genre, this is a really good ‘first’ as it moves at a steady pace and builds gradually. This for me also had an echo of The Girl On The Train in that the main characters, Neve and Isabelle, are not taken seriously because of their personal issues (very much like Rachel in TGOTT with her alcoholism) and are left to resolve their personal quests alone before anyone sees the truth, this is such a clever way of isolating the character and drawing you in to their desperation as they struggle to find the truth.
Another thing I LOVED about this book is that there was a couple of times within the book that Neve had a potential romantic encounter, I must admit I done the internal groan of ‘ok, here’s where the guy steps in and fixes everything for the damsel in distress and life is all rosy again, same old same old…’ BUT Cass Green doesn’t take the easy way out by doing this, instead Neve battles everything herself before considering moving forward in her life – very sensible too I might add! She couldn’t be part of a partnership while that was hanging over her and while some may have taken that easier option, Cass Green pulls together an altogether more complex journey for Neve.
You can find In A Cottage In A Wood here on Amazon (make some time, you won’t want to put this down, I read it in one go!)
See more insights from other bloggers on the tour, here is a full list of stops…
Once you’ve read the book, leave me a link to your review below so I can check out your thoughts on it.
A big thank you to Harper Collins for including the Sarah Hurley Book Club in their tour!
Thank you for dropping by today