The Whisper House is the second novel in a series featuring lead character DC Rose Gifford, but can easily be read as a standalone.
Rose is 30 years old and works for UCIT – the Uncharted Crimes Investigation Unit. Uncharted in this case means supernatural. She fancies her colleague DC Adam Lacey, divorced dad of two daughters.
I hadn’t read anything like this before – a police drama/thriller with a supernatural element to it, so I fancied giving it a go.
Anton Fuller (a teacher), his wife Gwen (a housewife) and their twelve-year-old son Gregory live at 42 Wyndham Terrace. They have been reporting “neighbour harassment” to the police for months, though the neighbours seem to be innocent. When Rose and Adam go round to the house, Gwen is open to the idea of a supernatural cause, whereas Anton is not. Gregory is just strange…
It’s a really intriguing story, I wasn’t sure which way it was going to go. I have read lots of crime and thriller books, but this one is unique. It had excellent pacing and was a real page turner.
It is a really well-constructed story too. Just as you think it’s going off in one direction, something happens to make you rethink. It never becomes confusing though, it is beautifully handled by the author.
Although this is the first novel by C S Green that I have read, I am sure it won’t be the last. I was really impressed and would love to read more of DC Rose Gifford’s adventures.
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