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THE CARETAKERS
by
ELIZA MAXWELL
Genre:  Psychological Thriller / Gothic Fiction / Sisters Fiction  Publisher: Lake Union Press
Date of Publication: April 14, 2020
Number of Pages: 317

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In the isolated estate, she’s found the perfect getaway. But there’s no escaping the past in this chilling novel from the bestselling author of The Unremembered Girl.
Filmmaker Tessa Shepherd helped free a man she believed was wrongly imprisoned for murder. When he kills again, Tessa’s life is upended. She’s reeling with guilt, her reputation destroyed. Worse, Tessa’s mother has unexpectedly passed away, and her sister, Margot, turns on her after tensions from their past escalate. Hounded by a bullying press, Tessa needs an escape. That’s when she learns of a strange inheritance bequeathed by her mother: a derelict and isolated estate known as Fallbrook. It seems like the perfect refuge. A crumbling monument to a gruesome history, the mansion has been abandoned by all but two elderly sisters retained as caretakers. They are also guardians of all its mysteries. As the house starts revealing its dark secrets, Tessa must face her fears and right the wrongs of her past to save herself and her relationship with Margot. But nothing and no one at Fallbrook are what they seem. 

“Suspense fans will be satisfied.” —Publishers Weekly


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Filmmaker Tessa Shepard helps to free a man she thinks is innocent only for him to kill upon his release and implicate her in his crime. In the midst of all the mayhem, she loses her mother and an already strained relationship with her only sibling suffers more. In an effort to avoid scrutiny, she goes to a family home that she wasn't aware of or didn't recall existing. What she and her sister didn't know was that the rundown home held many family secrets. 

Can we say twists? suspense? I listened to this book on audio. Initially, I thought this was not going to grab my attention. The narration began at a slow controlled pace, but the author did not make me wait long. As Tessa's world began to crumble personally and professionally, the narration took off and began to bring the story to life. 

There are two storylines at play in The Caretakers, both equally engaging and when they collide, the revelations that unfold will have you eagerly awaiting to see what's next. There are quite a few elements at play in this creepy suspense-filled story. There are familial relationships and secrets, guilt and the havoc it can wreak, murder, corruption in the legal system and much more. 

The audio production was well done.  Narrators Janet Metzger and Erin Mallon turned in a solid performance and aided in building the suspense with their spot-on delivery of each character. 
I think those who enjoy a good creepy, suspense story will enjoy this Eliza Maxwell's work and I would recommend it. 

Eliza Maxwell is the author of The Shadow Writer, The Widow’s Watcher, The Unremembered Girl, The Grave Tender, and The Kinfolk. She writes fiction from her home in Texas, which she shares with her ever-patient husband, two impatient kids, a ridiculous English setter, and a bird named Sarah. An artist and writer, a dedicated introvert, and a British-cop-drama addict, she enjoys nothing more than sitting on the front porch with a good cup of coffee. For more information, visit www.elizamaxwell.net.





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  1. You are NOT kidding about the twists and turns. And how it slowly sucks you in at the beginning -- almost to the point of being boring -- and then WHAM. Those twists and turns. Thanks for the review!

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