The Intruders by Louise Jensen

Wow! Just Wow!

The Intruders by Louise Jensen is a simply marvellous psychological suspense that I just could not put down. This is a book that will make your heart race and the hairs on the back of your neck rise. It is definitely more than a little creepy.

Louise Jensen has constructed an intricate plotline that grabbed me from the start – we know that a family was murdered thirty years ago as the book opens but we do not know why or what was being sought.

The action weaves this way and that as we alternate between present day and thirty years in the past. We hear different voices in both the third and first person. Just as I thought I was piecing it all together – wham! The action veered off piste again! I clung on for dear life – after several twists and turns we sped towards the conclusion and all I can say is … Wow! Just wow! How Louise Jensen comes up with these fabulous stories time and time again is amazing.

I loved the literary device that the author used where the words at the end of one chapter were uttered at the beginning of the next but in a different context. This linked the past and present seamlessly.

There is the theme of nature versus nurture. Are monsters made? Or do we inherit the characteristics? Can we be truly good? Or truly bad? Or are we a grey mixture?

A mother’s love is a powerful driving force. How far will you go to protect your children?

The old house is a character in its’ own right. The creaks and groans – are they natural noises? Or do the dead cry out?

The Intruders is written employing elements of the gothic tradition – the old house, the secrets within its’ walls, dark passageways and more. The weather mimics the action too.

This is a book that will consume. Do not read it alone or at night. This is the stuff of nightmares! It is also utterly brilliant. I adore all Louise Jensen’s’ books. This is possibly, in my opinion, the best yet. Don’t take my word for it, buy your copy today.

I received a free copy via Net Galley. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.


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