Spare Room by Dreda Say Mitchell – review.


Home Is Where The Nightmare Is

Beautiful double room to let to single person

Lisa, a troubled young woman with a past, can’t believe her luck when she finds a beautiful room to rent in a large house. The live-in owners are a kind and welcoming couple. Everything is fine until she finds a suicide note hidden in her room. But when the couple insist this man didn’t exist and that Lisa is their first tenant, Lisa begins to doubt herself.

Compelled to undercover the secrets of the man who lived in the room before her, Lisa is alarmed when increasingly disturbing incidents start to happen. Someone doesn’t want Lisa to find out the truth.

As the four walls of this house and its secrets begin to close in on Lisa, she descends into a hellish hall of mirrors where she’s not sure what’s real and what’s not as she claws her way towards the truth…

Did this room already claim one victim?

Is it about to take another?

My thoughts

What a creepy psychological thriller! I love how it teeters on the edge of horror. I mean, the hook is fantastic.

Main character, Lisa, takes the tenancy on a room in a house with hostile landlord and then finds a suicide note left by a previous tenant. It had me screaming, ‘get out’ – but that wouldn’t be much fun would it (cue sinister laughter)? And our protagonist isn’t going to be sent packing that easily so she defiantly stays in her hellhole of a room in order to solve the mystery it conceals.

I really enjoyed how the story unfolded. I loved the scares and surprises. This is definitely a book that crawled under my skin. If you love your reads to be a bit nightmarish, then grab a copy of Spare Room. I guarantee nightmares! Mwahah. 😱

By Carla Kovach – author of Amazon and iBooks bestseller, The Next Girl. 💕💕💕


About Carla

Welcome to my blog! I’m the author of the DI Gina Harte Series, first book is called The Next Girl. I love and live for writing and reading (and sketching - haha). My other passion is filmmaking. My feature film 'Penny for the Guy' is a work in progress. If you enjoy a bit of horror, look out for it in the future. I'm on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Feel free to join me on other platforms. I blog about many random things but books, travel and art are my favourites.
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