8 years ago young Grace watches as her house burns down. Her Mom, her sister, and her Moms latest husband are trapped inside. Grace doesn’t care.
When a Police officer finds her hiding in a bush he takes her to the detective in charge of the investigation, DI Mark Caine.
Today, Mark and his family are living happily in a small town. The house next door suffers a fire and the new neighbour, a single young woman, Jade, is left homeless.
Mark and his wife Mel hardy know the woman but when they find out she is a qualified child minder they agree to take her in to look after their children so that Mel can start to concentrate on her art.
What could possibly go wrong
Anybody who has watched a film which includes a “bunny-boiler” will know what comes next, but strangely this book hooked me. Even though I thought I knew what was coming next, most of the time, it was written in such a way that I wanted to carry on reading, and at times its scary reading.
When Jade moves in things start to go bad. At first its little things that could be put down to other people mislaying things, but she is evil and her activity starts to intensify.
Nothing is sacred, pets, kids, wife, husband. What is she after? Why is she doing what she is doing, or more to the point, how will she be stopped and will everybody survive to tell the tale.
There is a lot to like about this book, the plot, the characters, the way it’s written.
There were times when it made me cringe, in a good way. At the beginning I nearly put it down, ten pages later I was glad I didn’t.
I finished it. I enjoyed it.
Publishing date: 8th March 2018