The Locked Attic, a review by Shelley

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🔑🔑🔑 1/2
B.P. Walter

HarperCollins UK | One More Chapter
Expected Publication November 24h, 2022
233 pages
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This was my first read by this author and I have to say his marketing department isn’t doing him any favours or justice. From the blurb and cover a person would think this is about people locked in an attic and a mother’s revenge for her child having that done to them. A person would be forgiven for thinking that this book is a thriller, but it isn’t. It doesn’t mean that this is a bad book, in fact, it is a pretty decent book by any measure but it isn’t what we readers are led to believe it is, don’t let that cover fool you. This is more of a domestic drama or a domestic noir at a stretch.

There were many themes dealt with throughout the story, LGBTQ, grief, classism, and adultery to name but a few. I loved that about the book. It took on many serious issues in a very realistic and sensitive manner. The plot was a unique one and grabbed my attention right away. The story is short and so absorbing I managed it in a single sitting. I loved the format of the book where we are getting multiple points of view and varying timelines. The writing is well crafted and the plot is multi-layered, Walters certainly has talent and I would read more of his books.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the Advance Readers Copy.

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