How could a dream move turn into such a nightmare?
Jake and Kate live in London but after an altercation with a stranger who threatens Jake with a knife, they take their son and move to a house in the woods.
It’s their dream home, or so they think until people in the village warn them they shouldn’t have come.
Their neighbours are strange and when Kate sees a face at the window, the family realise they might be in danger.
When they find a tape hidden in the loft of the house, a video recording of the previous family who once lived there, it chills them to the bone.
They soon realise that the family living there before them have disappeared and they too could now be next.
What is the mystery surrounding the house on Rectory Lane?
Jake and Kate are about to find out…
I had major goosebumps whilst reading The House on Rectory Lane and felt dizzy with all the conspiracy theories that twisted themselves into knots inside my head. This was the first book that I’ve read by Stuart James but it’s safe to say that it definitely won’t be the last.
When Jake and Kate move from London to their dream house in the countryside I did have to stop and think that it sounded a little bit too easy and as the old saying goes “if something is too good to be true then it usually is”! So when they start to have a few strange encounters, they also seem to realise that maybe finding their “forever after” home wasn’t the great find they thought it was! There’s a spooky feel to this book that is truly chilling at times especially as Jake and Kate have a young child. The tape of the previous family that they find hidden in the loft lends weight to their theory that something very serious has happened to the previous occupants and the warnings from their new neighbours also mean that others know more than they are letting on. But I hadn’t got a clue where this gripping thriller was going or why. So the fast paced conclusion really was a shock to the system for me! Shocking but oh so good!
The House on Rectory Lane was a full on experience that reminded me very much of early Simon Kernick books so I hope that there are bigger and better things to come for Stuart James. Definitely a name to watch out for in the future!
Stuart James is the best selling author of psychological thrillers and his recent book, Turn The Other Way, went world wide no 1.
He has recently signed a 3 book deal with Bloodhound Publishers and his last thriller, Apartment Six, was released on 29th January 2020.
It tells the story of Meagan who is desperate to escape from her abusive husband and while commuting to work, she meets Oliver and over a three month period, they become extremely close.
While her husband is away on business, Meagan and Oliver meet for a drink where she convinces him to kill her husband, only it goes horribly wrong.
Thrillers by Stuart James.
The House On Rectory Lane.
No 1 worldwide bestseller, Turn The Other Way.
All 3 books will be released through Bloodhound books in 2020.
He is currently working on Creeper, which tells the story of a husband and wife documentary team who move to a farmhouse in the English countryside.
They hear of an urban legend, someone who watched the locals at night many years ago and could also be responsible for 8 missing women over a 15 year period.
They soon realise Creeper could be very real.
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