All I Want by Darcey Bell
.ePUB, 239 pages
Expected Publication: 11 Jan 2022
By: Simon & Schuster Canada, Atria/Emily Bestler Books
About The Book:
When Emma’s husband, Ben, falls in love with a large Victorian mansion for sale in upstate New York, he swears to her the fixer-upper will be worth the risk. With a baby on the way, Emma would like to live in a charming, safe community, after all—and in a space larger than a one-bedroom New York City apartment. On impulse, she agrees to Ben’s plan and they put in an offer on the house. Sure, the mansion has a somewhat creepy backstory and is a bit dilapidated, but Emma and Ben are in this together, aren’t they? When strange things start happening, Emma begins to experience a little buyer’s remorse. What’s the real history of this house? Is its dark history repeating itself? Why does her husband suddenly seem so distant? Is she in danger? Is her baby?
I was instantly absorbed in this story of Emma and Ben and the Victorian House they're renovating. I wouldn't exactly call this a thriller it is more of a physiological drama and a really good one at that. I admit this book isn't going to be for everyone but I found it very unique and I couldn't wait to get to the end to find out what the heck was going on.
This is a very suspenseful read with a gothic vibe and lots of tension, it is also very descriptive and atmospheric. What I really liked is the fact that you'll be asking questions the whole time you're reading this one...is Emma crazy?...Is the house haunted?...Who is that lady with the baby?...The best part was the ending as it was dramatic and had the WTF factor. I really appreciated what the author did there.
With many thanks to NetGalley, Darcey Bell and Simon & Schuster Canada, Atria/Emily Bestler Books for the giving of the ARC.