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In a Cottage In a Wood: The gripping new psychological thriller from the bestselling author of The Woman Next Door Paperback – January 23, 2018
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‘A gripping page-turner with a twisted ending. Brilliant!’ Psychologies
‘Dark, gripping and totally compelling. A genuine page-turner’ Alex Lake, bestselling author of After Anna
‘A beguiling thriller, beautifully written and suffused with a delicately rising sense of menace which builds to a nerve-shredding climax. Once again Cass Green has written a book which you’ll happily be held captive by’ Eva Dolan
‘A creepy, atmospheric and suspenseful read with a complex, believable protagonist. The plot was cleverly constructed with a twist that gave a wonderful ‘I didn’t see THAT coming’ moment. Thoroughly enjoyable! Sam Carrington, author of Saving Sophie
‘I loved it; a dark, disturbing thriller that kept me guessing to the end’ Sam Hepburn, author of Her Perfect Life
‘Unputdownable. I was hooked from the very first chapter’ Casey Kelleher, author of The Betrayed
‘I was totally sucked into this book and barely put it down till I was finished – Neve is a brilliantly drawn character who you really care about, despite her chaotic life and disastrous decisions. A great read’ Louise Voss
'An excellent psychological thriller … your heart is always racing. I flew through it and loved every second.' SJI Holliday
‘Both beautiful and moody, this book is terrifyingly plausible, perfectly paced and will linger in your conscience for a long time. Cass Green has done it again!’ June Taylor
Praise for Cass Green:
‘The Girl on the Train meets Notes on a Scandal. I read it one sitting, totally gripped.’ Erin Kelly
‘The Woman Next Door had me gripped from first page to last – completely under the spell of prim yet twisted narrator Hester, a pensioner with an exhilaratingly pitch-black heart of darkness beneath her twinset and pearls’
Ruth Ware, author of In A Dark Dark Wood
About the Author
Cass Green is a bestselling author of psychological thrillers and an award-winning writer of fiction for young people under the name Caroline Green. Her first novel for adults, The Woman Next Door, was a No.1 ebook bestseller, while the follow-up, In a Cottage in a Wood, was a USA Today bestseller and a Sunday Times top ten bestseller. She is the writer in residence at East Barnet School and teaches courses in Writing for Children at City University and Crime Fiction at City Lit. She lives in London with her family.
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A few weeks later Neve receives news that she’s inherited the dead woman’s cottage. It seems like a god send, as her life seems to be collapsing around her. But when she gets to the cottage she feels something in not right.
Neve wasn’t a particularly likeable as a character (a trend I’m not a huge fan of), at the beginning anyway. She’s selfish, a little spoilt and seems to spend her days moping around. But as the novel went on I did grow to like her a little more.
As for the story, it was immensely readable and well written. You really just wanted to know why was Neve left this cottage and who was this mysterious yet troubled Isabelle.
My only complaint would be it seemed to lack tension. I kind of expected to be on the edge of my seat but I wasn’t. Also while the ending made sense, it was a little disappointing.
But overall an intriguing novel with some good twists and turns.
First off, Neve has to be one of the most annoying characters I've ever had the misfortune of reading about. She is whiny, clumsy, and borders on truly stupid. She walks around with a woe is me attitude and blames everyone else for her problems, while admitting that she forgets things or can't control her temper, at the same time. The "trouble" (hardly that) she gets into is because she can't remember minor things that any normal, functioning adult would or she mouths off one too many times. Another thing that I didn't like was the style of writing; it's really long winded and adds too much flourish to describe surroundings or feelings. It threw me off when I first started reading and was a distraction. I almost didn't continue because of it, but I may be accustomed to a more procedural style of writing. And last, I really hated the "why" of the twist in the book. Why all these strange things were happening to Neve. It didn't seem to match up with the character presentation of the other characters involved and is just really kind of lame. I really on kept reading because I wanted to know who was harassing her and why.