‘The House On The Water’s Edge’ by C.E. Rose is a book I was looking forward to as soon as I knew this author had written a new book. Caroline England is C.E. Rose and she always writes a story to keep you glued to your Kindle, or book depending on the format you read. I love every book she has released and couldn’t wait to sit down and get started.
Since the birth of baby Joe five weeks ago, Ali Baker has been struggling to cope. Starved of sleep and haunted by painful memories from the past, she’s a million miles away from the polished, professional barrister she has worked so hard to become.
Then her mother tragically and unexpectedly dies, leaving Ali an orphan. Haunted by her loss, Ali can’t forget her mother’s last words to her: There is something I really need to tell you…
Heading back to the Norfolk Broads to sort her mother’s things, Ali is plunged into memories of her family’s picture-perfect summers on the river.
But as she starts to uncover secrets hidden within the isolated house, Ali is drawn into a dark web that threatens to destroy everything she believed about her childhood – and her very sanity. Ali may finally discover her mother’s secrets… but at what cost?
I found myself hooked into this book right from the prologue. A slow burner of a book with a tension that begins to build as Ali is at her mothers house sorting herself and her mothers stuff out. As the story unfolds her life as she knows it, begins to unravel.
The author has created Ali, a character whose mind is all over the place, so well. We don’t really know how reliable she is and that alone builds the intrigue in the story as we have no clue what is real or if Ali is imagining it. As the secrets begin to come to the surface and the memories begin to slowly be remembered, the twists and turns of this story start to reveal the shocks as we reach the end of this emotional, twisty and utterly compelling book.
Thank you to ZooLoo’s Book Tours and C.E. Rose for the copy of the book.