Today I am taking part in the blog tour and reviewing Whisper Cottage by Anne Wyn Clark. This was released on the 2nd of September, published by Avon Books.
How well do you know the woman next door?
When Stina and Jack move to an old rural cottage, they’re hoping for a fresh start. Their new home is run-down compared to their neighbour’s, but generous Mrs Barley quickly becomes a friend.
Until Stina sees a mysterious figure in the widow’s garden, and her happy new life begins to unravel. And when she hears strange noises in the night, she is forced to question if Mrs Barley is what she seems.
Why do the other villagers whisper about her? Why is she so eager to help the couple? And what is she hiding in her picture-perfect home?
“How well do you know the woman next door?”
The somewhat run down, but filled with potential, little house in the rural setting of Avoncote is just what Stina and Jack dreamed of for a new start. Added to the seemingly idyllic spot is the wonderfully welcoming neighbour Mrs Barley. But is this change a dream come true for Stina and Jack, or is it the beginning of a nightmare?
Whisper Cottage opens with a chilling prologue that sets up the tone for the rest of the book. It is a gripping tale that captured my attention right off the bat and although it does move at a slightly slower pace, I was still invested and wanted to see how it would all unfold.
Anne Wyn Clark does a great job of setting up a creepy and dark atmosphere throughout and as the tale progresses, so does the tension and suspense. I enjoyed its characters and undertones of the supernatural, as well as its twists and turns in the lead up to its finale.
As a debut, I think Anne Wyn Clark has done a great job with this book. She has crafted a very enjoyable and entertaining read and I look forward to reading more from her.
Thank you to Anne Wyn Clark, Avon Books and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Whisper Cottage, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play and Barnes & Noble if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.
Whisper Cottage Blog Tour
Follow the tour along the way and see what these bloggers also thought about Whisper Cottage.
Let’s Get to Know Anne Wyn Clark
Anne Wyn Clark lives in the UK, in the Midlands, with her husband, son and a feisty chinchilla. She has three (now grown-up) children and five grandchildren.
She is particularly partial to Italian food, decent red wine (or any coloured wine come to that…) and cake – and has been known to over-indulge in each on occasions.
She is passionate about animals and their welfare. Whilst she has enjoyed writing for many years, a love of all things gothic inspired her to try her hand at producing something dark and twisty, culminating in the haunting Whisper Cottage.
Blog Tour Organiser
Thanks to Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources for my spot on the Whisper Cottage blog tour and for the promotional materials.