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The Glass House by Eve Chase


The Glass House by Eve Chase
UK Publication: May 2020
Reviewed by: Book Worm
Rating: [★★★]

This ARC was provided by Penguin UK (via NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review.

In our current times everyone should be a bit more Rita.

Synopsis from Goodreads: Outside a remote manor house in an idyllic wood, a baby girl is found.

The Harrington family takes her in and disbelief quickly turns to joy. They’re grieving a terrible tragedy of their own and the beautiful baby fills them with hope, lighting up the house’s dark, dusty corners. Desperate not to lose her to the authorities, they keep her secret, suspended in a blissful summer world where normal rules of behaviour – and the law – don’t seem to apply.

But within days a body will lie dead in the grounds. And their dreams of a perfect family will shatter like glass.
Years later, the truth will need to be put back together again, piece by piece . . .

From the author of Black Rabbit Hall, The Glass House is a emotional, thrilling book about family secrets and belonging – and how we find ourselves when we are most lost.

My Thoughts: The holiday season is the perfect time to read about a foundling baby, Covid season is the perfect time to escape the real world and visit the mysterious forest of Dean luckily for me this book provided that perfect mix.

The story is told by 3 narrators moving from past to present and back again. As we progress deeper into the story the reader begins to make the connections but not how everything ties up as this story is built on slow reveals. The ending provides a satisfying and heart-warming outcome for the characters we have come to cherish.

I really enjoyed the sense of unreality as events in the woods unfold all the while knowing that at some point real life will have to intrude. Rita is a great character with a big heart and so much to teach everyone, my take away from this book will be if things are looking bad and you are feeling angry at the world channel your inner Rita and even if you can’t change the world you can change yourself and how you see the world.

Who would like this? Anyone who enjoys a good family saga.

We want to hear from you! Have you read this book? What did you think? 

PS I am officially back and recovering well from the eye operation. Bad news is when I go back to have the other eye done next year I know what horrors are waiting for me LOL.

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