Featured: The Paradise Trees by Linda Huber
An emotionally intelligent thriller – a little gem of a book. Menace crackles on every page of a disturbing thriller.
He had found exactly the right spot in the woods.
A little clearing, green and dim, encircled by tall trees. He would bring his lovely Helen here…
This time, it was going to be perfect.
When Alicia Bryson returns to her childhood home in a tiny Yorkshire village, she finds her estranged father frail and unable to care for himself.
Her daughter Jenny is delighted at the prospect of a whole summer playing in the woods at the bottom of the garden, but as soon as Alicia sets foot in Lower Banford, strange and disturbing memories begin to plague her.
What happened in her father’s house, all those years ago?
But coping with the uncertainty and arranging Bob’s care plan aren’t Alicia’s only problems.
Unknown to her, she has a stalker.
Someone is watching, waiting, making plans of his own.
To him, Alicia and Jenny are his beautiful Helens… and they should be in Paradise.
Meet Linda Huber:
Linda Huber is an ex-physiotherapist who grew up in Glasgow but has lived over half her life in Switzerland, where she writes psychological suspense novels as Linda Huber as well as feel-good novellas under her pen name Melinda Huber.
The inspiration for her books comes from everyday life – a family member’s struggle with dementia, the discovery that a child in her extended family drowned in the 1940s, and more.
The Runaway was Linda’s ninth suspense novel and tells the story of a Nicola, who relocates to Cornwall with her husband and daughter – but the future they’re all looking for isn’t the one they find…
She is currently working on another suspense novel and enjoying life on the banks of lovely Lake Constance.
Visit Linda’s website www.lindahuber.net.
Review by Carrie:
An absorbing thriller that alternates between the main character’s (Alicia’s) point-of-view and that of a deranged man determined to have Alicia and her daughter all to himself so he can send them to “paradise” forever.
A cast of possible suspects is weaved throughout the story so the reader keeps asking, “Is it him? No, maybe it’s him…”
This kept me guessing until the moment the man’s identity is revealed.
A real page-turner and an enjoyable, suspenseful read.
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