For fans of J. P. Delaney’s The Girl Before comes a thriller that makes us question the lengths we would go to, to keep our family safe.
Three years ago, Nikki and Ethan Rhodes suffered a devastating loss when their four-year-old daughter Grace was tragically killed in a road accident. Ethan, a radio personality, escapes into work, leaving Nikki to care for their remaining child, Bella, who hasn’t spoken since that day.
Seeking a fresh start, the family moves into a revolutionary new house designed by renowned architect, Catriona Fisher. The house features a state-of-the-art security system, along with every amenity you could dream of.
For the Rhodes’ this is a chance to finally pick up the pieces and get on with their lives in a place where they feel totally safe.
But what if 17 Church Row isn’t the safe haven that they think it is?
My heart went out Nikki, Ethan and Bella, they have suffered a huge loss and have made the hard decision to move house for a brand new start. The new house on 17 Church Row is state of the art. I could easily envision how stunning this house was with all clean lines and space it offers.
The system in the house is pretty revolutionary but something we are probably not that far off having. A system that answers to every beck and call. A house that has no door handles as it knows when to open and close them. Will pop the oven or kettle on when asked. It would make us quite lazy but with how busy a lifestyles most of us have now a days, it certainly held an attraction.
This is a story very much about the bond between parent and child. Through NikkI, we see just how far a parent would go for their child. There are also darker chapters from a voice who we don’t know who it belongs to, showing the other side of a child’s love for their father. These are quite creepy to start with, getting downright scary!
17 Church Row was such a compelling read that I couldn’t put it down. It’s quite futuristic and does make you worry about how much trust we put in technology. A guaranteed page turner of a novel that picks up in pace the further into the story we go. This is an author who seem to always manage to take his stories to another level and make them very different to the vast amount of books out there in the same genre. Another great read.
My thanks to Tracy Fenton, NetGalley and Zaffre Books for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
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