An utterly compulsive psychological thriller. I loved it.
Atmospheric and eerily menacing, this cracking psychological thriller demands to be read with all the lights on.
Brilliant...A spooky, gripping and affecting story.
Echoes of Christie and du Maurier in this fine thriller.
Compulsive, unsettling and scary as hell.
Demands to be devoured in one sitting.
An atmospheric psychological thriller about a community full of secrets.
A gripping story of dark secrets.
This complex, fascinating psychological thriller has a real twist at the end.
[A] dark psychologically chilling tale...The spin of wheels within wheels is mesmerising, ratcheted when Alison revisits the house of old, dark secrets, and the threads of false memory in her life of anonymity are unpicked. Nothing is as it seemed to be.
Packed with well-drawn characters, full of atmosphere, twists, turns and menace, this dark psychological chiller has an ending that leaves the heart pounding.
Tense, menacing, surprising and clever.
Beware sleep deprivation. Christobel Kent is one mesmerising writer. A brilliant thriller.
A gripping thriller, beautifully unfolded, with gorgeous, evocative writing that builds to a shattering climax.
The Crooked House hooks the reader though the gut from the first dark page.
Oh my goodness - what a book! So beautifully tense... just glorious.
Brilliant, dark and vivid and almost unbearably suspenseful with an atmospheric setting in the wild estuary village and a sense of menace and claustrophobia as the local community clings to its secrets.
Terrific, powerful and unsettling; I read it with my heart in my mouth.
Almost indecently good. A psychological page-turner imbued with depth and humanity. Broadchurch meets Rebecca. I loved it.
Beautiful, atmospheric writing with a perfectly unravelled mystery.
Sinister...Christobel Kent always writes with skill and elegance.
A spine-tingling and haunting tale.
A psychological thriller of the highest quality.
Creepily claustrophobic, the story builds to a thrilling climax, and combined with Kent's surefooted plotting, atmospheric prose and firm grasp pf psychology, the novel is a rare triumph. However it's the kind of book that comes with a serious warning...[it's] impossible to put down.
Gripped from the first page, the reader is taken on a tense, menacing and atmospheric journey culminating in a startling revelation.
A darkly impressive novel...The sinister, windswept town of Saltleigh is a brooding backdrop, and the characters are sharply drawn.
God, I literally could not put this down. Teenage girl hides upstairs as someone massacres her entire family. Fast forward and she has a new name and a new identity, and a new boyfriend who invites her to a wedding...which is taking place in the town where the massacre occurred. For various reasons, she can't not go. At this point you cancel dinner, curl up on the sofa and pull an all-nighter. Christobel Kent is a brilliant writer.