Ready to enjoy an amazing read this 2020? Take a look at this great book…
Like a House on Fire by Caroline Hulse
Publisher: Orion Publishing
About The Book
Things Stella and George have had blazing rows about:
– Misquoting Jurassic Park
– Leaving a Coke can on the side of the bath
– Fitting car seats for their hypothetical kids
In other news, they’re getting divorced.
But first, Stella’s mum is throwing a murder mystery party and – with her dad losing his job, her mum’s recent diagnosis, and some very odd behaviour from her sister – now is not the time to tell everyone.
All Stella and George have to do is make it through the day without their break-up being discovered – though it will soon turn out that having secrets runs in the family…
A refreshing and original story about family and marriage; how to keep secrets in a murder mystery party, ready?
I’ll admit that this is the first time I’ve read anything from Caroline Hulse, but it will not be the last one for sure! This had been a totally different read from the ones I am used to, a couple that has decided to separate but they have to “stay together” for one more act for the sake of the family. The story made me remember the old movie “Murder by Death”, where everyone has secrets but try to have a polite face all the dinner to keep the peace, while at the same time there’s a “murder” involved!
I read this book quite quickly, don’t expect to like all the characters, all have their faults, but that’s mainly the point of the story. How can you try to have a happy face when you are not feeling well, just to avoid worring the ones near you? Let me say that I loved the characters, they felt so real and I could totally feel identified with them. George and Stella are peculiar, yes, but we all have our own special things, this will not be an easy night for them, it’s not easy to show some love when you hate someone… But as the dinner progresses we will see that they are not the only ones keeping secrets… but the main question is; will the truth be revealed at the end of the dinner? Or only the killer? Of course you’ll have to read the book if you want to know all the answers!
This is a book that I am sure any reader will love, original and real it will keep you entertained for a while! Ready?
About The Author
Caroline Hulse lives in Manchester with her husband and a small controlling dog.
She is the author of The Adults, which is published in fourteen languages and optioned for TV by Tiger Aspect.