Today I am reviewing on its publication day The House Fire by Rosie Walker, published by One More Chapter.
Play with fire and you’ll get burned…
Who can you trust in this brand new edge-of-your-seat thriller?
A tired old seaside town hiding a series of unsolved arson attacks.
A derelict mansion in the woods with a long-buried secret.
A bundle of old love letters that mask a dark story.
When Jamie’s documentary investigation gets too close to uncovering the truth behind a series of deadly arson attacks that tormented Abbeywick in the 1980s, her family might be the ones who pay the price.
But for her younger sister Cleo, the secrets Jamie uncovers have the potential to get exactly what Cleo wants: to remove her mum’s toxic new husband from their lives, forever.
All it takes is one spark to send everything up in smoke…
In the town of Abbeywick, a series of unsolved arson attacks rocked the community during the 1980’s. When budding documentary filmmaker and Abbeywick resident Jamie starts to investigate years later, she opens up one big can of worms and soon realises she may have bitten off more she can chew. As the saying goes, if you play with fire, you get burned!
The House Fire is my first book from Rosie Walker and was a good introduction to her work. It is dark and intense and had me flipping the pages long into the night. Told from three points of view, one being the arsonist, it is their chapters that I enjoyed the most. The characters are strong and play their roles well and I really enjoyed Walker’s writing which is very engaging. If you are looking for a good thriller to sink your teeth into, I recommend you reading this book.
Thank you to Rosie Walker, One More Chapter and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The House Fire, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
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Let’s Get to Know Rosie Walker
Rosie gained a Masters in Creative Writing with distinction from the University of Edinburgh in 2011, where she learned to talk about writing over a gin and tonic, and accept critical feedback with grace.
She also has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Lancaster University, where she learned how to pull an all-nighter to hit a deadline right at the last minute.
She lives in Edinburgh with her husband Kevin, their daughter Elsie and their dog Bella.