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Jessica Mayhew should know better than to get personally involved
with her patients, but her personal life hasn’t been going well
recently so Jessica crosses the line. Now, hopefully, she will live
long enough to untangle the mess she has stumbled into.
soap star Gwydion Morgan has an odd fear of buttons, of all things,
and he’s sought Jessica help in dealing with this phobia. In their
talk about the problem Gwydion mentions a strange dream he keeps
having. Believing the dream holds the key to her patient’s bizarre
button aversion, Jessica agrees to visit Gwydion’s family home and
meet his parents.
this encounter with Mr. and Mrs. Morgan is enlightening, Jessica
finds that the story Mrs. Morgan shares about the long-ago death of
the family’s au pair far more revealing. Sensing a link between the
girl’s death and her client’s present problems, Jessica decides
to play detective and do some digging into the girl’s past.
psychological thriller with its flawed characters and foreboding,
moody setting is a throwback to the Gothic novels of yesteryear.
Charlotte Williams has been mentioned in the same breath as Daphne
DuMaurier and Jessica Mayhew is, in many ways, reminiscent of someone
who would perhaps be more comfortable in an earlier time period.
cliffside setting of Craigfa House is the ideal backdrop for this
British thriller. Readers who have a hankering for a solid Gothic
thriller/romance won’t be disappointed by The House on the