Keep It In The Family – John Marrs

In this chilling novel from bestselling author John Marrs, a young couple’s house hides terrible secrets—and not all of them are confined to the past.

Mia and Finn are busy turning a derelict house into their dream home when Mia unexpectedly falls pregnant. But just when they think the house is ready, Mia discovers a chilling message scored into a skirting board: I WILL SAVE THEM FROM THE ATTIC. Following the clue up into the eaves, the couple make a gruesome discovery: their dream home was once a house of horrors.

In the wake of their traumatic discovery, the baby arrives and Mia can’t shake her fixation with the monstrous crimes that happened right above them. Haunted by the terrible things she saw and desperate to find answers, her obsession pulls her ever further from her husband.

Secrecy shrouds the mystery of the attic, but when shards of a dark truth start to emerge, Mia realises the danger is terrifyingly present. She is prepared to do anything to protect her family—but is it already too late?

Book Information: Publisher: Thomas & Mercer. Publication Date: 18 October 2022

John Marrs is the author of #1 Best Sellers The One, The Good Samaritan, When You Disappeared, Welcome to Wherever You Are, Her Last Move, The Passengers, The Minders and What Lies Between Us.
The One has been translated into 30 different languages and was turned into an eight-part Netflix series in 2020.
After working as a journalist for 25-years interviewing celebrities from the world of television, film and music for national newspapers and magazines, he is now a full-time writer.

My Review:

I was lucky enough to read a very early version of this book and get to discuss it with John in depth.

As John’s #1 fan/stalker I am always excited to hear about his latest books and marvel at his clever and original storylines and Keep it In The Family is another dark and chilling story.

This story centres around Finn and Mia, a recently married couple with a baby on the way, who have just bought their dream house. Whilst building renovations are taking place Mia finds a message written into the skirting boards “I WILL SAVE THEM FROM THE ATTIC” and when she investigates she uncovers something horrific.

I’m not going to go into detail here because you need to read this for yourself. Once again, John has delivered dark, disturbing and dysfunctional with several helpings of OMG and WTF.

If you enjoyed What Lies Between Us, The Good Samaritan and When You Disappeared then pop Keep it It The Family in your diary and download it when it is published on 18 October 2022.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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