Cuckoo by Sophie Draper Review

I must agree with others when they say that the marketing ploy was better than the actual book! 

This book just wasn't for me...the book was quite repetitive and was mostly about ghosts, spirits, and dark fairy tales. 

Throughout the book, the main character tries to remember her horrible past, and why she was treated the way she was. I felt like we were turning in circles on that subject, it took way too long for us to find out what truly happened.

However, there were two things I enjoyed, the writing and the ending. The writing was superb and really painted a scene! The whole time, the main character Caro, is living in her step-mother's huge mansion, and the description of the mansion made me want to clean the house the whole time. You know that's a good description.

Also, the story got much better at around 75%, there was a bit of action and we figure out the childhood secret that Caro didn't remember. Also, the actual last page of the book was quite a cliffhanger, I would definitely want to know more.

Thank you to Avon Books UK for providing me with an electronic ARC of this book via NetGalley. As usual, my reviews are my honest and unbiased opinions.

There’s a stranger in your house…

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?

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