Something isn't right in this house. Lucy Acosta's mother died when she was three. Growing up in a Victorian mansion in the middle of the woods with her cold, distant father, she and her best friend and cousin, Margaret, know the ancient hallways inside out. Or so they think ...When her beloved Aunt Penelope disappears while walking in the surrounding woods, Lucy finds herself devastated and alone. Margaret, meanwhile, has been spending a LOT of time in the attic. She claims she can hear her mother's voice whispering from the walls. Shut out by her father, Lucy watches helplessly as her cousin's sanity slowly and completely unravels. And then she begins hearing voices herself ...
~I was sent a copy from the publishers-all opinions are my own~
I give it - 5/5
My review - Well, I've learnt not to read a scary book before bed. I knew it was going to be creepy and I don't know why I decided at `10pm it would be a good idea to pick it up and read it because I had no sleep but, I did read a fantastic scary book so that's a plus.
In this book we follow Lucy. She has lived in this house for as long as she can remember. She lives with her father, her aunt Penelope and her cousin Margaret, her mother died when she was little. She lives in a very old Victorian house that has been in family for generations. They always host the best parties but Lucy believes something isn't right. After the death of a beloved butler and her aunt going missing one night, things aren't making sense.
Then Margaret starts to loose it. She says she's speaking to her aunt, who they believe is dead, and that she goes up to the attic to talk to her and before she knows it Margaret starts to act very strange and Lucy is trying all she can to help her but before she knows it she starts to hear the voices as well and they're coming from the walls....
Certain parts of this book where gruesome and creepy and it just made a fantastic read, horror lovers will adore this book. I read it within a few hours and couldn't put it down as I wanted to know what was going on and the secrets of that house and hoping that certain characters would make it out alive. The whole story makes you feel like you're there in the house next to Lucy, which is a place I don't want to be, and you just watching all the events unfold in front of you.
If you love a good horror book that will make you not want to go near your walls then I can't recommend this book enough! Amy really knows how to capture all the horror within this book and it was just brilliant!