Cuckoo – Julia Crouch

25 Nov

Synopsis – A dark, juicy, deliciously unsettling, read-it-in-one-sitting psychological drama.

Rose has it all – the gorgeous children, the husband, the beautiful home. But then her best friend Polly comes to stay. Very soon, Rose’s cosy world starts to fall apart at the seams – her baby falls dangerously ill, her husband is distracted – is Polly behind it all? It appears that once you invite Polly into your home, it’s very difficult to get her out again…

My thoughts – I read this book as part of a book ring, i had heard many good things about this book and when the chance came up to read it, i jumped at the chance. The book centres on a family, who seem to have it all. And then, Polly comes to stay. Polly has lost her husband, in seemly a tragic car accident leaving her and two young sons behind. When Anna invites her to stay, Polly agrees. Once Polly gets her feet under the table however, things start to happen. Everyone seems to have a secret (or three!) and during the book these all come out. I thought it was brilliant how these all came out.

I dont want to say to much more and ruin the plot for anyone that hasn’t read the book, but its safe to say everything was good until Polly came along.

This book is creepy, in a good way. There are so many twists and turns and it is so nice to read a book that is nor predictable. It is very fast paced, and once i had picked the book up i found it extremely difficult to put down again. The writing style was a little different to what i am used to, but i settled into it very easily.

I didnt expect the ending, what a brilliant end. I even had to read it a couple of times over to make sure that I had understood it and read it correctly.

This is a brilliant book, highly recommended. Its a book full of twists and turns, a page turner and very difficult to put down!

Rating – 5/5


2 Responses to “Cuckoo – Julia Crouch”

  1. BryOak November 26, 2011 at 6:45 am #

    This sounds like a great book. Adding it to my Christmas Wish list right now. Thanks for reading and reviewing it ๐Ÿ™‚

    • shelovestoread November 28, 2011 at 4:47 pm #

      ๐Ÿ™‚ its very good, if you get it over christmas do give it a read, its fab!

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