Do Not Disturb

Do Not Disturb



After what happened in London, Kirsty needs a fresh start and running a guesthouse sounds idyllic.

But then their first guest arrives.

Selena is the last person Kirsty wants to see. It's seventeen years since she tore everything apart.

Why is she back into Kirsty's life? Is Selena running from something? Or is there a darker reason for her visit?

Because Kirsty knows that once you invite trouble in it can be murder getting rid of it . . .

Our Review

Do not disturb by Clare Douglas is not what it seems…it is so much more than that. This is the third book I have read by this author and I think it is the best yet. Last Seen Alive and Local Girl Missing were both excellent books but this one is even better.

After a traumatic event in London, Kirsty and her family need a new start. She and her husband Adrian decide to move their girls to the Welsh countryside to fulfil their dream of and running a guesthouse.

Kirsty is worried about Adrian after what happened in London and lets him take a step back to write his novel but other the course of the book she feels as though maybe there is more to his behaviour than she thinks.

Then she has her six-year-old daughter Evie sleepwalking and convinced that the guesthouse is haunted, and her 11-year-old is preoccupied and withdrawn.

On top of that right from the start their dream is not working out quite the way they hoped as Kirsty’s mother has had to help them financially, so they could afford to buy it in the first place and she is coming to live with them to help run it.

Kirsty knows how opinionated her mother is and thinks it is likely that things may be a little fractious but with what happened in London they have no choice but to put up with her.

Things become tenser between them when Kirsty’s mum mentions that Kirsty’s cousin and her young daughter Ruby need somewhere to stay, and she has said they can pay for a room in the guesthouse.

Selena and Kirsty used to be incredibly close until an event seventeen years earlier tore them apart and they haven’t spoken since.

Kirsty is not happy with Selena being back in their lives particularly as somebody seems to be threatening the family and she suspects it is something to do with Selena.

Do Not Disturb begins on Wednesday 23rd October 2017 with a piercing scream in the early hours in the morning and Kirsty going downstairs to find her mother covered in blood and crouching over someone. The first half of the novel concerns the events leading up to this night.

The second half of the novel deals with the secrets the characters are keeping and the effects of those secrets on the rest of the family.

Do Not Disturb is a fantastic psychological thriller that, if you are anything like me, will have you up reading all night just to reach the thrilling conclusion.

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