Book Review for THE MISSING YEARS by Lexie Elliott
THE MISSING YEARS by Lexie Elliott
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My Highly Caffeinated Thought: An eerie mystery with questions surrounding the past and secrets held in the present.
THE MISSING YEARS is a tense and wonderfully moody read filled with unique characters to keep you guessing. As a bonus, Elliott does an expert job of playing upon the atmosphere of the Scottish Highlands as well as the creepiness of the home where the main character is staying.
What I liked so much about this novel was the flow of the story. Everything moved effortlessly from one moment to the next all the while adding to the mystique surrounding the characters. The sentiment that things are not always what they seem is key to this novel. There are so many twists and turns that I was continually questioning everyone’s motives.
For those who like psychological suspense with a heavy dose of interpersonal relationships and family drama, this will be a read for you. I cannot wait for Elliott’s next book.
Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
An eerie, old Scottish manor in the middle of nowhere that’s now hers.
Ailsa Calder has inherited half of a house. The other half belongs to a man who disappeared without a trace twenty-seven years ago—her father.
Leaving London behind to settle the inheritance from her mother’s estate, Ailsa returns to her childhood home, nestled amongst the craggy peaks of the Scottish Highlands, joined by the half-sister who’s almost a stranger to her.
Ailsa can’t escape the claustrophobic feeling that the house itself is watching her—as if her past hungers to consume her. She also can’t ignore how the neighbourhood animals refuse to set one foot within the gates of the garden.
When the first nighttime intruder shows up, Ailsa fears that the manor’s careless rugged beauty could cost her everything.
About the Author: Lexie Elliott grew up in Scotland, at the foot of the Highlands. She graduated from Oxford University, where she obtained a doctorate in theoretical physics. A keen sportswoman, she works in fund management in London, where she lives with her husband and two sons. The rest of her time is spent writing, or thinking about writing, and juggling family life and sport.
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Berkley; 1st Edition edition (April 23, 2019)
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