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The House on Rockaway Beach by Emma Burstall

Genre: Fiction, Psychological Thriller
Publisher: Aria Fiction
Rating: 4/5
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About The Book

Sophie spent many happy summers at Rockaway Beach, visiting her beloved grandmother. Endless days playing in the sand with her sister Celia, watching day trippers come and go, never straying far from the quaint old house on the edge of the sea.
Then, one summer, the visits stopped. Sophie knows her mother and grandmother fell out, but she never found out why. So, many years later, it comes as a huge shock when she learns that her grandmother left the house to her and Celia in her will.
Together, the sisters return to Rockaway, but they cannot agree on anything. Sophie wants to keep the house, Celia is determined to sell. It seems they will never see eye to eye, until Sophie makes a chance discovery which will make her question everything…
Why do she and Celia have such different memories of their grandmother? What caused the rift with their mother? And who is the mysterious old woman watching them from afar?


My Thoughts

When you are young your family seems perfect and lovely. But the mirage starts disappearing as we start growing up, the little imperfections, little lies and sometimes really dark secrets that should have been hidden forever.
This is the story of two sisters; Sophie and Celia, who decided to keep their differences apart for two weeks and clean their grandmother’s house. A house full of memories… but are all they good or their family has more secrets than they ever expected?
I have to say that it was really easy to enter this story, told between the two sisters point of view and opposite thoughts. We really don’t know why these two sisters hate each other so much, but believe me, the hate is there and so strong that you can almost touch it!
As the story progresses, more characters are involved in the story, all of them will have a little part in the plot; the past or the present. But, this is not a story for you to love the characters but to feel intrigued with the situation and wanting to know more about Sophie and Celia’s stories and how they have grown hating each other so much.
There’s no perfect family and it’s never easy to discover how you’ve been lied to all your childhood. But accepting there’s a problem and trying to repair it, is the first step to reconciliation, don’t you think?
Are you ready to discover all the secrets on “The House on Rockaway Beach”?


About The Author

Emma is the bestselling author of six novels – Gym and Slimline, Never Close Your Eyes and The Darling Girls, as well as her Cornish series, Tremarnock, The Cornish Guest House and Tremarnock Summer.
She read English at Cambridge University and began her career as a cub reporter on the Western Morning News in Plymouth, later becoming features editor of Woman and Family Circle.
She has also written extensively for national newspapers and women’s magazines including the Guardian, Independent on Sunday, Red, Good Housekeeping and Woman & Home.
She gets by in French and Spanish and works out – occasionally – at her local gym. After walking her youngest to school, you might also spot her jogging in Richmond Park with some friends. Slowly.
Emma lives in South West London with her husband and they have three children.
She’s currently working on her seventh novel.