Book Review – The Glass House by Eve Chase

Outside a remote manor house in an idyllic wood, a baby girl is found.
The Harrington family takes her in and disbelief quickly turns to joy. They’re grieving a terrible tragedy of their own and the beautiful baby fills them with hope, lighting up the house’s dark, dusty corners. Desperate not to lose her to the authorities, they keep her secret, suspended in a blissful summer world where normal rules of behaviour – and the law – don’t seem to apply.
But within days a body will lie dead in the grounds. And their dreams of a perfect family will shatter like glass.
Years later, the truth will need to be put back together again, piece by piece . . .
From the author of Black Rabbit Hall, The Glass House is a emotional, thrilling book about family secrets and belonging – and how we find ourselves when we are most lost. Published 14th May 2020 by Michael Joseph Books

Eve Chase is one of my must read authors. I adored her previous two books and couldn’t wait to read her latest, The Glass House (thank you @michaeljbooks for the netgalley ebook) And I wasn’t disappointed! I adored every page of itNobody writes a dual timeline and a dark family secret like Eve Chase. She blends past and present seamlessly, meaning it’s a pleasure to switch between the alternating times. Cleverly woven strands provide links that keep the reader intrigued as to how the two stories connect, while her beautiful writing evokes the atmosphere of the setting and characters and brings them to lifeThe setting of Foxcote in the forest was stunningly atmospheric and I loved the hint of gothic in the writing. The dark family secrets kept me gripped and I became as entangled in this story as the characters themselves. It ripples with mystery and atmosphere while a theme of self identity runs throughout, connecting those from both past and present, with life changing and dramatic consequences. An absolute dream of a bookI read an advance E-book courtesy of the publisher and Netgalley

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