Thursday, 18 August 2016

The Yellow Room by Jess Vallance

Synopsis (from Goodreads

Pages: 263
Publisher: Hot Key Books 
Released: 28th of July 2016 

Sixteen-year-old Anna receives a letter from her father's girlfriend telling her he has died and asking to meet. Anna is drawn to Edie: her warmth, her character, her ability to rustle up delicious meals, all of which her own mother is seemingly incapable of... and the way she can tell Edie the secret that is buried inside her.

What I Have to Say 

Some books should come with warnings. DO NOT READ THIS BOOK IF YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING IMPORTANT. Like sleep. Definitely don't start reading it right before bedtime like I did. 

It's one of those books that compels you to read on. Vallance has suspense down to an art form, Enough of the chapters end up on cliff-hangers or little teases of things to come that keep the reader hooked. 

As with Birdy, Vallance ensures that nothing is as it seems, building up the story before ripping the carpet from beneath the reader and turning everything on it's head. 

From the intrigue and that the book starts of with, through the reveal and into the drama of the ending, The quality of writing doesn't wane even once throughout this dark and intricate novel. 

My thanks go to Netgalley and Hot Key Books for providing me with this copy to review. 

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