Do Not Disturb

by Claire Douglas 

Do Not Disturb is another excellent read by Claire Douglas. I have read a couple of her books now and I love her writing.

When we meet Wales born Kirsty she has been living with her husband and two daughters in London. However, her husband hasn’t been well, so they decide it’s time to start a new life back in Wales. They buy a guest house to run as a family, along with Kirsty’s mother.

Before they are even open to guests her Mum asks if Kirsty’s cousin, Selena, can stay with her sick daughter. Kirsty is reluctant. They haven’t spoken for years after a massive fallout. Does she need the extra stress in her life? However, her mother had pretty much decided for her anyway, and Selena arrives. It isn’t long before something feels off though and then a tragic accident (or so it seems initially) leaves them all in shock. Serious questions are raised and what we discover as the story progresses is shocking and heart wrenching. I’m not sure how I would handle the situation they are faced with. I can certainly understand Kirsty as a mother.

There is so much going on in this story. So many complex characters. So many back stories and secrets to be revealed (and kept). It’s full of surprises and it certainly held my attention from the first page to the very last. I highly recommend!

**Many thanks to the author and publisher for my review copy via NetGalley. I am working my way through my list slowly but surely**

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ICYMI….

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