Book Review: The Woman in Our House by Andrew Hart [67/100 * 2019]

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

 
   

“People don’t hurt the things they love,” […] “Don’t they?” she said. “Perhaps in your world. In my world, love always comes with pain. With hurt.”

 

Much thanks to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for this complimentary copy. This review is voluntary and opinions are fully my own.

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📚 Series: No.
📚 Genre: Mystery/Thriller.
📚 POV: Multiple Third and First Person.
📚 Cliffhanger: No.

⚠ Content Warnings: Racism. Violence. And many other things I will not say so I won’t spoil the book.
⚠ Read if: you’re looking for a slow burn and domestic setting thriller.

The Woman In Our House is my first read from author Andrew Hart. It appears this is a pseudonym and he is also known as A. J. Hartley.

This is a story of a mother, Anna, trying to get back into working as a literary agent, so she resulted to hiring a nanny for her two kids. Though her husband, Josh, is reluctant at first, he agrees and they contacted an agency that sent them Oaklynn.

From the title itself, it is obvious that there is something shady about Oaklynn. The book does not actually wait to long to show readers that. So, we are actually prepared for the darkness that follow.

 
   

“Hell is empty and all the devils are here.”

 
I found myself initially loving the book, and then getting frustrated with how slow the pace was. I struggled with the side plots and found all the characters unlikeable except for the kids.

The book was redeemed by the last 20% and I enjoyed the plot twist. I was satisfied by the ending and it made this a worthwhile read after all.

☁ THE CRITERIA ☁

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🌻 Unputdownability:⭐⭐⭐✩✩
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☁FINAL VERDICT: 3.4/5 ☁


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