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A father’s secret... a mother’s lie... a family mystery.
An unexpected phone call – and Nina’s life takes a disturbing twist. Who is John Moore? And how does he know her name?
Nina travels south to see the house she inherited, but sinister letters arrive and she finds herself in the middle of a police investigation. With her identity called into question, Nina uncovers a s
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Kindle Edition, 310 pages
Published July 22nd 2015 by Linda Huber
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Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
Apr 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Psychological Thriller Fans
I had been eagerly awaiting the next book from talented author Linda Huber since reading [The Cold, Cold Sea] last year and loving it. The wait was well worth it as The Attic Room really delivered and lived up to expectations. Whoop!

A father’s secret... a mother’s lie... a family mystery.
An unexpected phone call – and Nina’s life takes a disturbing twist. Who is John Moore? And how does he know her name?

Nina travels south to see the house she inherited, but sinister letters arrive and she finds
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Linda Strong
Oct 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2016
What would you do if your mother has jut died, and weeks later you hear from an estate attorney telling you some man, recently deceased, has left his house and a lot of money to you ... and you have no idea who this man is?

I would do exactly what Nina does ..... go meet the lawyer and look at the house and ask how much money.

And what would you do if you found out this man was actually your father .... the man your mother told you died many, many years ago?

And while Nina is trying to come to grip
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Lisa
Oct 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Attic Room by Linda Huber was an outstanding first novel of suspense, betrayal & secrets that had my head spinning round & round then some more it was so good could not put this down.

Nina Moore had just lost her mother Claire who died a horrible death & was struggling to cope with her daughter Naomi they all lived together in Arran & got on very well, until one day Nina gets a phone call from Samuel Harrison a lawyer telling her she has just inherited a house & a lot of money.

She doesn't bel
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Rebecca
Feb 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Originally reviewed on Becca's Books.

Originally it was the cover that drew me to Linda Huber's 'psychological thriller' The Attic Room. Once that had caught my attention, I turned my focus to the blurb and thought it sounded like a novel I'd really like to know more about. It intrigued me with talk of twists, secrets and mystery, so I grabbed myself a copy off Amazon and couldn't wait to begin.

The Attic Room by Linda Huber follows the dual-narrative of Claire and Nina, mother and daughter. Nina
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Joy Mutter
May 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I’ve been wanting to read one of Linda Huber’s books for ages. I eventually chose The Attic Room. Its mysterious cover intrigued me as I knew something awful must have gone on behind that door. I wasn’t disappointed, far from it. I haven’t read any of the other reviews, and I daren’t say too much to spoil anyone’s reading experience. All you need to know is that the story and fluid style will draw you in. It touches on a subject not often discussed and the author has been brave enough to tackle ...more
Sarah
Oct 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
The Attic Room is the second book that I have read by this author and have got to say I loved them both.

The story flicks between Nina in the present day and Claire, Nina's mother, in the past.

Getting an unexpected phone call telling you that you had inherited a house would probably be a nice surprise for most of us but unfortunately this is not the case for Nina. The house as well as the man that has left it to her reveals some shocking and horrific secrets.

You can feel the tension building thro
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Babus Ahmed
Dec 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Nina is contacted by a solicitor in Bedford looking for the recipient of an inheritance from a man who claimed to be her father, but it's been two weeks since she lost her mother, who also told her that her father had died when she was young. When the likelihood of this being a sine clerical mistake seems slim, Nina goes to Bedford from her home in Arran, to find a large mysterious but familiar house and a branch of family she never knew she had. However, the dark secrets of this family threaten ...more
J. Kahele
Oct 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Nina is devastated by the lost of her mother. While grieving for her she discovers that she has been named as a beneficiary for a man she does not know, although, he shares her same surname. As she delves into finding out, she unlocks the torrid truths of her mothers past, that places her into immediate danger.

This was a gripping read and would have been perfect had there not been an overuse of world building. I like just enough to pull me in and let my imagination do the rest. The writing was e
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Lisbeth Davies
Nov 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
It's a good job I made a pot of soup last night (roast celery and fennel, delicious) because once I started reading this earlier tonight I found it quite difficult to stop and it was great to be able to reheat some soup for supper instead of having to cook.

An interesting plot, likable characters = an enjoyable evening's read and I wouldn't hesitate to read more by the author.
Cindy Smith
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Nina's mother dies unexpectedly. Nina and her 10 year old daughter are trying to adjust. Out of the blue Nina receives notice she has inherited a mansion on the mainland from someone she has never heard of before.
The drama really starts to unfold when her arrival at the house triggers the receipt of blackmail letters. Unsure who the man is who left her the house or why she should be targeted, she contacts the police.
Finding out her father wasn't dead her whole life has her confused. Finding she
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Lady Delacour
The Attic Room title
drew me to this book.
Storyline at 9% in.
had my attention.
Enjoyed the Mystery
more than the Action.
Listened with TTS.
Clean, Adult Theme.
Foul Language.
John
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
You would think that this was a happy ever after story from the beginning. Nina inherits a couple of million and a big old house from a relative she didn't know she had... what more could anybody want?
But nothing is free in this life, and the more you get, the bigger the price, and the price Nina has to pay in terms of all what she holds dear is massive.
The atmosphere of the house, leaking it's evil memories of the past came through strongly and chilled me to the bones. Linda Huber knows about e
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Shawna P.
Nov 10, 2015 rated it liked it
When I saw this book under my recommendations, I was instantly intrigued. The cover, the author, the plot. I needed to read it ASAP. And so I did. Having read The Cold, Cold Sea also by the author, I had high expectations. However, I was pretty disappointed with this one.

Nina has just lost her mother in a freak accident and at the same time, finds out she has inherited a house and large sum of money. Once she travels to the house, the threats begin. Someone claims she doesn't deserve everything
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Tracy Shephard
Jul 24, 2015 rated it liked it
I was really interested in this read, the blurb intriqued me and I was eager to find out what it was all about.

However, I got quite impatient with the style of writing, there are a lot of descriptive references to furniture in the rooms, of the very big and foreboding house of John Moore. There was even a sentence that read.. ‘ the bathroom proper must be upstairs.’
Even though the author has written two other books, I feel that she hasn’t quite reached the pinnacle of her writing ability. I also
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Thorne Moore
Dec 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this, though not quite as much as The Cold, Cold Sea. The theme is compelling and it dwells properly on the impact of a nasty subject, rather than reveling in the details. Nina discovers that her father hadn’t died when she was young, as she had believed. Why hadn’t her mother told her? It’s too late to ask her mother and then it’s too late to ask her suddenly discovered father too, but she soon learns enough about him to wish he weren’t her father after all. She finds herself with a h ...more
Boundless Book Reviews
Nina has just dealt with the death of her mother. Then she gets a call from a lawyer saying she has inherited a house and a large amount of money from an unknown relative. She goes to visit the lawyer and get the information she needs about this strange relative. While there she finds out many secrets from her past that not only put her life in danger, but the life of her daughter as well.

This book was just wow. The story was captivating. Around every turn something new comes up and it gives th
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Margaret Duke-Wyer
May 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed, 2020
Nina living with her daughter, Naomi, on the Isle of Arran is mourning the recent death of her mother when she receives information from a solicitor based in Bedford that necessitates her leaving her successful business in her colleagues hands whilst she travels to a meeting that will change her life. During the meeting she is informed that John Moore has died and left his entire estate to her worth around £2 million.

Knowing of no reason who or why this has happened, the solicitor and Nina set o
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Helen
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great story line, with plenty of action and twists along the way! When Nina inherits a house, she has no idea what dark secrets are going to be revealed and how much her life will change. Already dealing with her mother's death, she has to leave the quiet island of Arran and go to Bedford, where a few surprises await her.

The subject matter is dark, and the story is chilling at times, but the author handles it all with great sensitivity and gives her characters the dignity they deserve. Very we
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Peach Berry
Oct 06, 2017 rated it liked it
I was so excited to read another of Huber's novels, as I loved The Cold Cold Sea so much. This book started off with lots of promise and intrigue but, unfortunately, it failed to live up to my expectations. I didn't feel the character development was as strong as Huber's other work, though the plot was good there lacked some depth to the overall story.

The main characters were written well, though their relationships seemed somewhat artificial, a lot of the book felt 'skimmed over' to reach the m
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Fi Ward
Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Catriona
Jul 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Haunted Doesn't Always Involve Ghosts

This book is a well-written and suspenseful. Some chapters are a narrative set in the past, doing a good job of filling out the storyline. The heroine is easy to sympathize with and shows some strength in dealing with her own peril, though her inner self believes she won't have the strength. There's some disturbing subject matter relating to child abuse and molestation, but no actual scenes of it. The romance is completely chaste, but adds a ray of hope to an
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Jaye Marie
Jun 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Attic Room is the first book I have read by Linda Huber, although most of her books are on my reading list as I love psychological thrillers, and this is one of the best!
Just weeks after her mother dies, Nina is told of another death, only this man is a stranger. A stranger who had left her his house, a large depressing building that might reveal a clue as to who he was, and why he knew her.

This was where the tension began to grow into a strangle hold, as the mysterious secrets begin to unfo
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Valerie Hodge
Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I will read anything witten by this author. What an awful consequence not kowing your family tree and then be plunged into a dangerous situation far, far fom home. Not to give away spoilers, this story was very well written and you are on the edge of your seat as you cannot put it down once you undstand what is at stake.
Leah Alfree
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Best of the best

I would like to just book because it kept it on the edge of your seat. I am now reading the The third book from the same Arthur. I really like her style and how she brings things to a nice climax. I would recommend this book to all of my friends specially my sister.
Amanda
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Very suspenseful and addictive - pretty much read this book in one sitting. One thing to note though, the story line kind of teeters on the line of a topic that is...touchy? In the authors defense though, I thought she did a great job of touching on an uncomfortable subject without going too far. This one was hard to put down, definitely recommend.
Lola
Oct 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed

This started out rather slow but as I read I gained more and more interest. I did put it down for a bit as life got busy but when I picked it back up it read like an old friend.
Allison
Jan 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Not bad...

I did like this book but it had a tendency to really drag on...and on. Especially towards the end. But overall not bad.
Beth Shoemaker
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My new favorite author

I could not put this book down. Ms Huber kept me on the edge of my seat. I'm looking forwarding to reading more from her
Dempsey A Whitman
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great book

This is a great book. Easy to read. Love it from the beginning. I am going to read her second book.
Elizabeth Winston
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Really Good

Like the previous 2 books this was a real page Turner. I can't wait to read more books by this author!
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Linda Huber grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, but went to work in Switzerland for a year aged twenty-two, and has lived there ever since. Her day jobs have included working as a physiotherapist in hospitals and schools for handicapped children, and teaching English in a medieval castle. Not to mention several years spent as a full-time mum to two boys, a rescue dog, and a large collection of goldfish ...more

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