PDF KINDLE [The Guest Livre] Par C. L. Pattison
This is a creepy book so I feel it will appeal to psychological thriller lovers as well as supernatural fans The whole tone is set from the beginning as a shadow feels as though it s been cast over The Anchorage in Saltwater It has this claustrophobic feel that only tightens its grip as the story unravelsI loved the "OPENING HONEYMOONERS CHARLES AND GRACE START WITH HOPE HOPE "Honeymooners Charles and Grace start with hope Hope a long happy marriage and a wonderfully luxurious honeymoon in a top hotel but soon things get in their way In fact it feels as though they re doomed The seaside town of Saltwater comes across as gloomy and dangerousI totally enjoyed immersing myself into the main characters narratives especially Grace s I found her "intriguing and thought her injured leg added so much to the " and thought her injured leg added so much to the There s nothing like feeling vulnerable when you re frightened witless It s definitely not a book to read under low light in a storm if you re easily scared But I love creepy books so this one suited me fine The Guest Book delivered scares in abundance and I found it to be totally gripping Loved it At first I was uite pleased with this book which I got for free It s uite a page turner and I got sucked into the tale of the young couple stranded in a seaside town in a rather sinister guesthouse Neither of them is very likeable and their is a suggestion of dark secrets in one person s background which really sucked me into the tale The buildup is good however the ending was very poor indeed the resolution of the ghostly storyline reminded me of the cartoon series Scooby Do the dark secrets one character is holding turn out to be pretty lame and worst of all one plotline concerning the Victorian family who drowned comes to absolutely nothing Worth getting for free perhaps but I wouldn t advice anyone to fork out hard cash for it The Guest Book is a chilling and atmospheric tale that follows newlyweds Charles and Grace bound for their honeymoon Things take a turn when bad weather thwarts their plans and they are forced to retreat to the sea. WELCOME TO THE ANCHORAGE FOR A HONEYMOON YOULL NEVER FORGETCharles and Grace wanted a uiet staycation honeymoon but when their train terminates early due to a storm up ahead they wonder if they made the wrong decision Forced to take shelter in the nearest seaside town Saltwater they discover that there is only one guesthouse left Unlike the rest of Saltwater The Anchorage is entirely deserted That night with the storm howling relentlessly Grace is woken by a child crying She E were a few different threads running at the same time in this story all uite unbeknown to me until the end I d like to read from this author What a terrible start to Grace and Charles s honeymoon After a perfect wedding on Valentine s Day they are on the train to St Ives determined to enjoy themselves despite a severe weather warning The storm worsens and the journey is cut short by a huge oak tree coming down on the line Luckily they are very close to the station for Saltwater a pretty little fishing village By coincidence this happens to be where Charles spent several summers as a childteen Another coincidence the only guest house with any vacancies is The Anchorage which "IS WHERE CHARLES ACTUALLY STAYED WITH "where Charles actually stayed with family on three separate occasionsThe setting and atmosphere are beautifully created by this author and I was glad I was sitting nice and cosy by the fire while reading this book I have given this book just three stars because I expected it to be a psychological suspense but at times I felt it had of a supernatural element The pace was on the slow side until the final third of the book when it picked up but I felt a little cheated as all the loose ends where tied up in the final few chapters via a podcast and lengthy explanations by both Grace Charles and a third person Sadly I felt this spoilt the story as did having so many coincidences and a far fetched ending This would have been the perfect book to read in late autumn as it has a definite Halloween vibe The eerie and atmospheric old house the storm and of course the isolation make it a bump in the night ind of readThe writing evoked a heart clenching suspense You wonder
"whether grace s "Grace s about the old place are unfounded You wonder if the atmosphere is created by paranormal or human forcesThis is a book that fills the reader with unease and suspicionA ghost story yes but a crime story too An entertaining novel that lovers of domestic suspense will surely savor Recommended for reading on a dark and stormy nigh. Perfect for fans of Harriet Tyce Lisa Jewell and Ruth WareREADERS LOVE THE GUEST BOOKAn excellent electrifying thriller Dark and pacy I loved itA scary thriller perfect for the winter months A terrific readI had to read this in one sitting and still wanted The ending is amazingSo well written the story jumps straight in from the first page and doesnt let up until the very end Atmospheric claustrophobic and creepy A great read for this time of year when the nights are drawing. Side town of Saltwater and its only vacant guesthouse The AnchorageMy first impression of this book is that everything ticked "all the boxes for me after being drawn to it by its ominous cover then " the boxes for me after being drawn to it by its ominous cover then premise Any book that has a setting in a seaside town with a sinister When newlyweds Charles and Grace are travelling by train towards St Ives for their honeymoon their train is delayed by a terrible storm which brings down a tree upon the trainlines They and the rest of the passengers have to stay the night in Saltwater the nearest small town but by the time Charles and Grace get to the town there is only one guesthouse with any vacancies They thankfully check into the imposing house but Grace is ept awake by the sound of child crying in one of the other rooms but the next morning they discover they are the only guests As their stay in Saltwater is indefinitely extended by the bad weather other strange things to happen and Grace finds a message in the guest book Leave now Do not trust themThis was a gripping read for the most part There are chapters told from both Grace and Charles s point "of view and we learn that they are both hiding things from each other The author manages to evoke a "view and we learn that they are both hiding things from each other The author manages to evoke a of isolation and almost suffocating oppression around Saltwater they hardly see any of the other train passengers the townspeople are reluctant to talk to them about the guest house and the weather with the mist and fog cuts them off from the outside world I think it all worked very well and it was well worth reading I recommend this to anyone who likes slow burning psychological thrillersThanks to NetGalley and publishers Random House UKVintage for the opportunity to read an ARC I am voluntarily giving an honest review I really enjoyed the pace of this book as well as the plot It didn t have any unnecessary padding which is why I gave it five stars just the plot character development and storyline all which unfolded at a uick and timely pace The plot was inventive and one which I didn t guess Ther. S haunted by the sound until Charles convinces her it was only her imagination But the next day she finds a warning scrawled in the guest book Leave now Do not trust them As the storm rages on phone lines are down transport links cut off Grace is desperate to leave but Charles remains unaffected by the eerie stillness of the house Is it just Graces imagination or do the owners and Charles have something to hide THANK YOU FOR STAYING AT THE ANCHORAGE W E HOPE YOULL BE BACK SOON.