My expectations with any thriller are always high.

Cuckoo was good, a light thriller with a slightly dark edge. Although it didn’t blow me away, I enjoyed it none the less.

The fairy tale twist was brilliant; a story within a story was a brain twister. I liked that a lot.

A winter read to submerge yourself in if you want a thriller on the darker side.

Amazon UK



Synopsis ~

There’s a stranger in your home…

When her stepmother dies unexpectedly, Caro returns to her childhood home in Derbyshire. She hadn’t seen Elizabeth in years, but 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, the story her stepmother would tell her, about two little girls and the terrible thing they do.

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.