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...more
Okay, I didn't like this story. At all. However, that's not to say it's a bad book because it really was cleverly written and for the most part it was suspenseful...ish, keeping a somewhat tenuous hold on my interest. It's very much a plot-driven story, told from the POV of our protagonist, Lisa, who is the newest tenant of the "Spare Room". A room that somehow connects her past to her present. A past she can only vaguely remember.
Ideally, and in my opinion, a suspenseful thri
Dreda Say Mitchell is one of my favourite gritty crime thriller authors, so I was thrilled to receive a copy of her latest book Spare Room. I must admit I picked up this book with some trepidation as the author has moved away from her normal genre and written a psychological thriller. I’m thrilled to report that not only has the author written a corker of a psychological thriller, it’s one that makes you question everything you read. Mitchell has incorporated all the elements that make for ...more
Beautiful double room in wonderful large house in North London 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 ...more
Right from the start it’s obvious that something has happened in the house that Lisa finds herself renting a room in. I was as intrigued as her when she uncovers a suicide letter and wanted to know more about the man who felt he obviously had no other way out other than to take his own life.
Lisa is a slightly unstable character who has had mental health is ...more
When I start reading this book I just kept thinking "why doesn't she just move out?" but then bam the story makes sense. There are some twisted things that have happened in Lisa's life that she needs to remember and come to terms with. Great read.
Lisa Kendal has scars. And we're not just talking about the ones on the outside that everyone can see though she keeps her body completely covered. She's got some serious emotional and psych issues, a past "incident" that was likely a suicide attempt, and many questions about her past. When she can't get straight, honest answers from her parents (Edward and Barbara), she ...more
So here goes:
Lisa Kendal is a mess, she takes antidepressants ad hoc, she has night terrors, sleep walks and is a little paranoid to say the least.
Lisa rents the Spare Room in Martha and Jack’s beautiful home, there are very strict house rules, which seem a little over the top but she is determined to stay and find out what happened to the previous tenant. She has found a suicide note and writings on the wall and is certain something bad went on in that house...
Oh my.....what a story, ...more
For me this just didn't have that spark that's not to say it wasn't written to capture interest it just didn't peak my interest nor did I truly have any connection to the main character.
A suicide note appears which makes everything questionable since she was to be the first and only tenant for this happy ...more
Lisa moves into a Spare Room in a beautiful house belonging to Jack and Martha. She doesn’t realise that this move is going to change her life forever.
This story sucked me in right from the start. I felt I was reading this holding my breath and sitting on the edge of my seat. No matter how much I thought ahead at how th ...more
Spiraling downhill, Lisa meets her neighbor, Patsy, who just happens to be the "aunt" of Lisa's ex-boyfriend, Alex. They get along together, he helps her out. - ye ...more
If I could get away with it I would put ‘Just buy it!’
Psychological Thrillers are my most favourite books to read.
Dreda is a very accomplished author in her grit crime
Series, but has definitely raised the bar with Spare Room.
With a gripping start, fabulous characters, especially in Lisa.
You can’t help but be moved by her and her story.
A plot that is drip fed to you and the puzzle pieces are given to you in a variety of ways.
This story had ...more
I have been completely surprised and blown away by this story, it drew me in right from the very beginning and kept me truly captivated throughout, right to the very shocking outcome as the story concluded.
I spent the entire bo ...more
I also felt a few plot holes. The relationship between Martha and Lisa ..... seriously, if somebody pissed you off that much, you'd just be casual and forgiving the next day? At one point I thought maybe Martha had an evil tw ...more
Lisa moves into a room in a large house owned by Martha and Jack who are a difficult couple to get to know. Lisa has her troubles and is haunted by her past. Slowly, the room begins to reveal secrets to her that she's been desperate to unearth for as long as she can remember.
This is a compulsive read for lovers of psychological fiction/domestic noir a ...more
The main protagonist, Lisa, was so well written. Deeply troubled and disturbed, it's difficult to know whether her issues are down to a condition or suppressed memories. She's written in a way that takes you along a manic and paranoid ride through the book alongside her. The story becomes quite frenzied and this c ...more
Everyone has their secrets in this story… But the truth will shock you. Not everything is as it seems… I did not expect anything that got thrown at me during this read. Chilling, dark and creepy.
Main Character Lisa is facing her own personal issues throughout, but I actually felt scared, sorry and fightened for her. Half way through this book is a m ...more
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 undercover the secrets of the man who lived in the r ...more
I came across this book through a number of other bloggers, they had either reviewed it or had it on their TBR lists, and it got my attention, so I dowloaded it onto my kindle and got to it almost straight away.
In Spare Room we are following a woman named Lisa who everyone thinks of as unstable. She does some odd things, and attempted suicide at a point in the past. She moves into a room in a house owned by a married ...more
This book literally gripped me from the the very start. It normally takes me days to read a book but I couldn’t stop reading this book I HAD to find out what was next and the only reason it took me a day is because I eventually passed out from exhaustion for 6 hours.
It is really well written. And She showed and didn’t tell us. You could literally see the story happening in your mind like a tv program or ...more