I enjoyed Alex Marwood's first novel, The Wicked Girls but this one I loved so much more. A rundown house where most of the inhabitants harbour a secret or a reason to be afraid. The landlord is a horrible creation, but then you get characters like Cher, Vesta and Psycho who I loved. Wouldn't recommend to read while you are eating a meal, the book is very descriptive of the decay process but not gratuitously so.
I sometimes guess which way a story is going to go but this novel was a surprise all the way through. A good read, would make a great TV adaptation and will definitely read more by this author.
I loved the dedication to Baloo
Thank you to the author and publisher for the copy via netgalley.