The Red House
|UK and Commonwealth ex Canada
Maxwell is living his worst nightmare when he begins to question whether his fiancée Imogen is his own blood sister, separated by adoption. A visit to Imogen’s birthplace in Cambridge stirs up déjà vu that intensifies his fears.
While Detective Chief Inspector Morris Keene languishes at home, struggling with a debilitating injury and post-traumatic stress, his former partner Detective Inspector Chloe Frohmann is following a suicide case in which Morris’ daughter Dora is suspected of assisting the death.
When buried skeletons are discovered next to an old barn, the suicide is linked back to Imogen’s childhood, revealing horrors of the past and new dangers in the present.
What The Critics Said
'The Red House has much to commend it. As a novel of psychological suspense it certainly delivers'
'Familial mysteries offer dizzying layers ... logic and vulnerabilities of the participants are steadily revealed, as Winslow wrings every last satisfying twist from her characters'
'I was hooked before finishing the prologue ... a high quality literary thriller'
'Satisfyingly twisty' and 'thought-provoking' . . . 'Winslow has a talent for developing the distinctive voices of her characters'
‘[The Red House] is a triumph, confirmation that Emily is here to stay. I love the way she handles to perfection the multiple-protagonist viewpoints – you are never confused – and the story fairly belts along at a reasonable pace. DI Chloe Frohmann is on top form, and never far from the truth. Time these excellent stories were snapped up by a TV company’
‘Emily Winslow’s latest novel The Red House is psychological crime writing at its best. Compelling from page one, with hugely sympathetic characters, it weaves a complex tale of past and present mysteries, which left me guessing right to the end. Winslow’s atmospheric and lyrical writing style added to my enjoyment of this first-class mystery’