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This is a spooky psychological thriller, starting when Caro and her sister Steph inherit their fathers house following the death of their step mother Steph has no interest in the house this was not a happy family so Caro starts the process of sorting out the house and making a life for herself in Derbyshire What follows has links to fairy tales not the Disney variety ghosts, family secrets and long repressed memories which make for a fascinating read.At times I found Caro a little pathetic but as we learn about her it s easier to appreciate the adult she s become and the long term impact of a difficult and emotionally abusive childhood.This is a really atmospheric book and plays on the things many of us find scary I really enjoyed this book and didn t see the end coming at all The final ending was really thought provoking and a satisfying end to a sad and spooky tale. I was about a quarter length through this book and was horrified to read the dreadful violence towards a small child, albeit it in a kind of dream I immediately ceased to read any To write this in a book with such abhorrence upsets me I will not read this author again Cuckoo is a very dark novel that pushes the relationship of two sisters to the brink Caro is reunited with her step sister, Seth, after years apart, following the death of her step mother, Elizabeth Seth now lives in New York, and very kindly, gives Caro Elizabeth s house From the beginning it is clear that something happened in their past, which is what has kept them apart for quite some time, but with Elizabeth s death, can the past finally be forgotten Or is there a wound which runs much deeper I loved the unraveling of the lives of Caro and Seth s lives in this book From the opening pages I wanted to know what had gone wrong in their history, and why everyone was so frosty towards Caro there were some scenes which really made me think, what had she done to deserve this treatment This, for me, is what made this book a page turner There is a dark sense of malevolence that runs throughout the novel, and it really made me think that there was something evil hidden, and I was desperate to find out what it was I particularly liked the fairy tale aspect of the book which added an even darker tone to the book.As Caro revisits her past, we do get see ghosts of her childhood and gradually, Lucy Draper begins to reveal the truth about what happened, and there are some hard hitting revelations which pull the different strands in the novel together very well There are plenty of captivating characters that kept me intrigued and I was utterly absorbed by Sophie s writing.I really enjoyed reading this book I ll certainly be keeping an eye out to see what Sophie Draper writes next Cuckoo is absorbing and compelling, perfect for fans of psychological thrillers. I loved The Cuckoo it s descriptive style, its slow build up and the mystery It s narrated in a first person by a character who is an artist For me, the vivid and sometimes detailed descriptions were part of the characterisation Although I was able to guess where the story was leading, it didn t spoil the enjoyment for me It never does when the book is well written.As for the fairy tales used in the book, they were very well crafted It s fiendishly difficult to imitate the style of a classic fairy tale Five shiny stars This is a brilliant and suspence filled story that comes to a very startling conclusion I would never have guessed an ending like that as it still left me guessing A very unusual story, very well written and also frightening at times If you like a thriller with a twist then this is a book you must read. I really shouldn t be writing a review of this book as I only read about 20 pages and put it down I realized that it was a psychological thriller and I don t care for that genre However, what I DID read was well written and it certainly captured my attention I just don t like that type of book and didn t realize that was what it was when I purchased it I guess I should go back and give it a 4 star rating as it wasn t the books fault that I didn t like it. Fantastic, gripping story.Well constructed, a true page turner that will leave you stunnedLook forward to reading novels from this author I loved everything about this book, at the start I found the tension built so well I wasn t sure if it was going to be too scary for me but I think that is the quality of the writing and the fact that I was reading in quite long stretches of time This was definitely one of those books that I kept wanting to pick up and carry on reading, and I am glad to have discovered this author as I can t wait to read another book by her.I don t want to give anything away but I love the fact the twists came all through the book, and even at the end you re left thinking A superb thriller, absolutely wish I could give it a 6th star There s a stranger in your homeAfter her stepmother s death, Caro returns to her childhood home in Derbyshire Although she hadn t seen Elizabeth in years, the remote farmhouse offers refuge from a bad relationship and a chance to start again But going through Elizabeth s belongings unearths memories Caro would rather stay buried In particular, a story her stepmother would tell her, about two little girls who do something terrible Caro never understood why Elizabeth taunted her with this awful fairy tale As heavy snow traps Caro in the village, where her neighbours stare and whisper, Caro is forced to question why Elizabeth hated her so much and what she was hiding But does she really want to uncover the truth A haunting and twisty story about the lies we tell those closest to us, perfect for fans of Ruth Ware and Cass Green