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The House of Brides
The House of Brides: A Novel | Jane Cockram
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Jane Cockram makes her thrilling debut with this page-turning tale of psychological suspense in which a young woman whose life is in tatters flees to the safety of a family estate in England, but instead of comfort finds chilling secrets and lies. Mirandas life and career has been a roller-coaster ride. Her successful rise to the top of the booming lifestyle industry as a social media influencer led to a humiliating fall after a controversial product she endorsed flopped. Desperate to get away from the hate-spewing trolls shaming her on the internet, she receives a mysterious letter from a young cousin in England that plunges her into a dark family mystery. Mirandas mother Tessa Summer, a famous author, died when Miranda was a child. The young womans only connection to the Summer family is through Tessas famous book The House of Bridesa chronicle of the generations of women who married into the infamous Summer family and made their home in the rambling Barnsley House, the familys estate. From Gertrude Summer, a famed crime novelist, to Mirandas grandmother Beatrice, who killed herself after setting fire to Barnsley while her children slept, each woman in The House of Brides is more notorious than the next. The houses current bride is the beautiful, effervescent Daphne, her Uncle Maxs wifea famed celebrity chef who saved Barnsley from ruin turning the estate into an exclusive culinary destination and hotel. Curious about this legendary family she has never met, Miranda arrives at Barnsley posing as a prospective nanny answering an advertisement. Shes greeted by the compelling yet cold housekeeper Mrs. Mins, and meets the children and her Uncle Maxnone of whom know her true identity. But Barnsley is not what Miranda expected. The luxury destination and award-winning restaurant is gone, and Daphne is nowhere to be found. Most disturbing, one of the children is in a wheelchair after a mysterious accident. What happened in this house? Where is Daphne? What darkness lies hidden in Barnsley?
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I discovered this book like a day or two before it came out and I am glad I did! This was a chilling family drama, although it didn‘t have huge twists, it kept me intrigued the whole time! Yay for this debut author!

Book 13/15 #bfcr4 #bookfitnesschallenge

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Finally found a book out of my library stack that I am enjoying! Happy Monday!

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Everyone and everything seemed to have a secret at Barnsley House. The housekeeper was especially secretive, dangerous, and frightening.

If you enjoy odd characters, old mansions, family secrets, supposed ghosts, a stolen book, and Gothic undertones, you will want to have THE HOUSE OF BRIDES added to your TBR.

Ms. Cockram‘s writing style is descriptive and draws you in. A marvelous debut all around. 5/5

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k.reads.5 Great review! I love gothic suspense so am looking forward to checking this out. 1mo
SilversReviews @k.reads.5 It is really good. ENJOY when you read it. 1mo
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Do not miss this debut.

It is filled with family secrets, supposed ghosts, Gothic undertones, odd characters, an old mansion, a stolen book, and a story line you won‘t want to put down.

PUB DATE and my review will be on October 22!! 😊

JaneCockram
@HarperCollins
@HarperBooks

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