[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.
Tense, menacing, surprising and clever.
Sinister...Christobel Kent always writes with skill and elegance.
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.
Atmospheric and eerily menacing, this cracking psychological thriller demands to be read with all the lights on.
A gripping story of dark secrets.
Beware sleep deprivation. Christobel Kent is one mesmerising writer. A brilliant thriller.
Brilliant...A spooky, gripping and affecting story.
Compulsive, unsettling and scary as hell.
Packed with well-drawn characters, full of atmosphere, twists, turns and menace, this dark psychological chiller has an ending that leaves the heart pounding.
A darkly impressive novel...The sinister, windswept town of Saltleigh is a brooding backdrop, and the characters are sharply drawn.
Beautiful, atmospheric writing with a perfectly unravelled mystery.
An atmospheric psychological thriller about a community full of secrets.
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.
Echoes of Christie and du Maurier in this fine thriller.
This complex, fascinating psychological thriller has a real twist at the end.
A psychological thriller of the highest quality.
Almost indecently good. A psychological page-turner imbued with depth and humanity. Broadchurch meets Rebecca. I loved it.
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.
An utterly compulsive psychological thriller. I loved it.
A spine-tingling and haunting tale.
The Crooked House hooks the reader though the gut from the first dark page.
Demands to be devoured in one sitting.
A gripping thriller, beautifully unfolded, with gorgeous, evocative writing that builds to a shattering climax.
Gripped from the first page, the reader is taken on a tense, menacing and atmospheric journey culminating in a startling revelation.
Oh my goodness - what a book! So beautifully tense... just glorious.
Terrific, powerful and unsettling; I read it with my heart in my mouth.