The Grief House
by Rebecca Thorne
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Pub Date 18 Jan 2024 | Archive Date 23 Jan 2024
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (UK & ANZ), Raven Books
Everyone is lying
But the dead know the truth
A week-long grief retreat on a beautiful country estate with no phones and no wifi isn’t ex-tarot reader Blue’s usual getaway. But ever since her mother’s death she’s been carrying a secret. Could this finally help her let it go?
When she arrives, it’s raining, and there’s something strange about the house. Only a few guests have made it through the weather. As the owners, Molly and Joshua Park, try desperately to cling to normality, the storm worsens until they’re stranded in the house – cut off from the outside world.
And after one of the guests disappears in the night, Blue wonders who around her, the Parks and the guests, is telling the truth about why they’re there – and whose grief might be hiding a deeper secret.
The floodwater rises. Everyone is keeping secrets – but only one is a killer. Can Blue escape with her life, and her sanity?
‘Steeped in mysteries and floodwaters alike, the supposed sanctuary of The Grief House is anything but... With beautifully drawn characters, a perfectly realised atmosphere and a plot that won't let go, this is a terrific read' Alison Littlewood
'A brooding, haunting and deeply heartfelt thriller that kept me turning the pages long into the night' Chris Whitaker, winner of the CWA Gold Dagger and Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year Award
'Dark and creepy and deeply satisfying, this will be lapped up by fans of both Susan Hill and Sarah Pinborough' Kevin Wignall
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Average rating from 78 members
The Grief House by Rebecca Thorne is a thrilling read that has mixed genres of horror, thriller and supernatural.
It starts off with Blue who has come to the grief house to mourn and to heal the loss of her mother. She was a tarot card reader and can see the supernatural, those who have been murdered. I went into this book thinking it’d be a certain way but it surprised me and blew me away. The storyline, the characters, setting and overall read of this book was amazingly done.
You get sinister feels vibes, the horror and thrill aspects keep you entertained and wanting to read onwards. The beginning of the grief house though starts off with more thriller vibes but as the book goes along that is when the true horror kicks off.
The plot is original and well written that will have readers wanting more. I was engrossed throughout the whole reading process and really enjoyed it. Would recommend to fellow book readers who enjoy a thriller/horror book, the grief house checks off all these genres and will not disappoint.
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (UK & ANZ) for the copy of this arc in exchange of an honest review.
Wow what a book thank you ever so much for the opportunity to review. I could not put it down. Would definitely recommend to others
I loved this book.
I have been waiting for a book that is the right mix of thriller and horror for my taste and I found it in The Grief House.
The main character Blue was relatable and I found myself on her side and wishing the best for her. Blue has a gift, a psychic gift and has known since early childhood that she was different. Her story is one of neglect, fear and a complicated relationship with her Mother.
All the characters were so well done and I was really gripped by their stories and found myself getting attached to so many of them, which is rare for me in a multiple pov story. I couldn’t put this book down.
The horror side of the book was a good old fashioned ghost story and it kept me the right amount of creeped out to want to keep reading. A few times I gasped out loud while reading the creepier pages of the book.
I highly recommend this if you like anything supernatural. Will be following this author to see what’s to come next.