Friday, August 19, 2022

BLOG TOUR - The Houseshare


Behind closed doors is a secret someone is willing to kill for.

I walk into the bright, open living room of my new apartment, and I know this is the fresh start I’ve been dreaming about. As I double lock my pretty red door each night, I feel like I can finally be happy. I can finally be safe.

But when I’m woken one night by the sound of my neighbours arguing through the wall. I swear I hear one of them saying my name. Why would they be talking about me?

Michaela and Kirsty seem so nice, always stopping to chat when we pass in the hallway, and inviting me round for a glass of wine after work.

I know I’m being paranoid, but then my favourite hair clip goes missing and I start to feel like someone’s watching me.

Nobody was meant to know where I am. And I was careful. I did everything right. But I can’t help but fear my past has caught up with me and this time, I might not escape…

If you love gripping psychological thrillers like Gone Girl and Mark Edwards’s Here to Stay, you’ll be blown away by The Houseshare. Addictive, tense and with an ending you won’t see coming, you’ll be up all night turning pages.

Houseshare is a rework of To Let, which was previously published by the same author.

Title:   The Houseshare
Author:  Carla Kovach 
Publisher:  Bookouture 
Genre:   Psychological Thriller
Format:  Kindle ARC 
No. of Pages:   324
Date of Publication:   August 16, 2022
My Rating:   5 Stars

Libby is a victim in more ways than one. Thankfully, however, she has escaped a bad situation with her now ex-boyfriend, Gary. Glad that she has been able to find a new home, sharing a house with several other tenants, Libby is thankful to have a nice landlord, and has started to get to know at least a couple of the neighbors. However, it does not take long for her life to begin a downward spiral.

Things do not go smoothly for Libby. For starters, not only does she occasionally hear some of her neighbors argue, it seems that Gary has no inclination of letting her go. Then, after learning that the previous tenant had disappeared without a trace, her sense of danger grows exponentially.

While Libby strives to become comfortable, there is one neighbor that she has not met, the mysterious Mr. Bull. A mystery begins to be formed as it seems that there a secret to be had in this new life that Libby has undertaken. This is most certainly something that she definitely is not happy about. One of the oddities that Libby is forced to deal with is her cat Einstein has started to take on strange behaviors. An indoor/outdoor cat, his disappearances do not worry her at first, but as strange is her new life has suddenly become, his actions become very concerning.

Feeling that she is being watched, readers of this engaging read might wonder if she’s actually being gaslighted. With incredible tension, surprising twists and turns, nefarious characters, as well as very even pacing, The Houseshare proved thrilling from beginning to end. 

Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.

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Carla started writing more seriously ten years ago after having flirted with musical theatre and occasional writing in her youth.

Since then she has written & produced several stage plays, has four self-published books, has acted in several independent films and is currently in the final stages of production of her feature horror film, Penny for the Guy.

She now writes full time as well as co-owning a film, photography & video production company located in the heart of Redditch town centre.

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