As of late, I have been reading a fair amount of suspense/thriller novels, and In A Cottage In A Wood by Cass Green is no exception to this category. Depicting the story of Neve, an orphaned woman who struggles with the new inheritance of a cottage in the midst of a lonely woods, Green’s text is incredibly suspenseful and full of shocking twists and turns that left me on the edge of my seat right until its conclusion, and that isn’t an exaggeration.
Neve is the unfortunate witness to a young woman’s suicide at the beginning of the text and is soon shocked to learn that said woman has left her cottage to Neve in her will. Completely unaware of who this woman is and ends up being, Neve struggles with her new home and its eerie presence. As the story progresses and readers earn glimpses of how this woman is relevant to Neve, it soon becomes apparent that the cottage Neve is left is more of a curse than a blessing.
Green’s writing is descriptive and detailed, and her depiction of her characters is done in an incredibly realistic and empathetic manner. I was immediately drawn to Neve and her unique story, and all throughout the text I felt as though I knew Neve and all of her personality traits.
I love a book that gets my heart racing and completely blows my mind in terms of plot twists, and that is exactly what In A Cottage In A Wood did for me. The early chapters were a little slow in terms of action, however towards the middle and end of the story Green offers intense action and suspense.
If you’re a fan of suspense or thriller books, I highly recommend this one by Green. I doubt it will disappoint.
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