Thanks for stopping by! I’m delighted to be sharing my review for The Couple at Causeway Cottage by Diane Jeffrey today. A big thank you to the author for my copy. First things first let’s take a look at the description for the book…
NEW START. OLD SECRETS.
Kat and Mark move to an island off the Northern Irish coast for a new beginning. Far away from their frantic life in London, it’s the perfect place to bring up the family they’re longing to start.
But as soon as they arrive, cracks begin to appear in their marriage. Mark is still texting his ex-wife. Kat is lying about a new friendship. And one of them is keeping an explosive secret about the past.
The couple in Causeway Cottage are hiding something – and the truth can be deadly…
It’s safe to say within a few pages I started to have a fair few questions and I was eager to figure it all out. The Couple at Causeway Cottage is a story filled with secrets, tension and characters that I couldn’t quite figure out. I really enjoyed how I was made to question everything and everyone.
The story itself moved at a good pace and I really enjoyed trying to come up with ideas and theories over what was happening. The past definitely plays its part in this book. As secrets come back to haunt Kat in the present. Kat was an interesting character. I’m not sure I ever fully liked her but I do enjoy a character who I can’t quite fully understand or maybe not even like.
For me the setting was a brilliant addition to this book. It helped enhance the isolating feeling that Kat has. Not only in her new surroundings but in her marriage too. The Couple at Causeway Cottage had a strong sense of tension with secrets and lies around every corner. It was very easy to lose myself in it, right up until the final twisty page was turned!