Today I am reviewing The Last House on the Cliff by Anne Wyn Clark, published by Avon Books.
When a young widow’s little girl vanishes, could a dark family secret hold the answer?
On the death of her aunt Gwyn, Lowri returns once more to Gwyn’s home on the remote island of Anglesey, Wales, with her young daughter Ruby in tow. Lowri hadn’t seen her aunt in years, but this beautiful island offers a fresh start.
Yet right away, strange things begin to happen. Ruby insists an old woman is visiting her when no one else is watching, and a tattered old doll keeps being left for Ruby to find.
Then Ruby goes missing. Desperately seeking answers no one seems to have, Lowri looks to her dark family past for clues. But the secrets she uncovers suggest that Ruby is not the only one in danger, and time is running out – for both of them…
“A secluded island…A missing child…A family built on lies…”
I throughly enjoyed Anne Wyn Clark’s debut novel, Whisper Cottage, so when I was given the opportunity to read The Last House on the Cliff, I couldn’t wait to dive in.
Wyn Clark weaves a dark gothic tale that raises the question, can you ever really trust those closest to you? Set on the remote island of Anglesey, Wales, creates a haunting atmosphere that suits the story well and it ‘s supernatural undertones make for some spine-chilling moments.
The characters are well formed and they all bring the tale to life. The suspense bubbles away nicely in the background and when it reaches boiling point, long buried secrets come tumbling out bringing with it good twists and turns.
All round I found this to be a compelling and riveting read from Wyn Clark 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 advance copy of The Last House on the Cliff, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
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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.