Set between the Forest of Dean and London, The Glass House is an immersive mystery which gripped me from start to finish. It’s full of family family secrets, twists and turns.
The novel revolves around the Harringtons and the aftermath of the tragic loss of their baby. Jeannie Harrington relocates with her children, Hera and Teddy, and their nanny, Rita, to Foxcote Manor after a fire at their London home. Shifting between the mysterious events of the summer of 1971 in the forest to the present day, the story slowly unfolds.
The Forest of Dean is such an immersive setting. Having lived there briefly, I was immediately taken back in my mind to the sprawling forest with its giant trees which would tower above. The setting, in particular, assists in creating an unsettling mood – I was never quite sure what would be revealed next.
The chapters alternate between Rita, Hera and Sylvie. Sylvie’s sections are in the present day. Her mother is unwell and her teenage daughter, Annie, is adjusting to the challenges of the transition to adulthood. As the story goes on, you realise the connections between the past and the present.
I would highly recommend The Glass House and would encourage you to get a copy.
Thanks to Gaby Young for including me in this blog tour. I received a copy of The Glass House via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.