REVIEW: The Resting Place

The Resting Place takes place in remote Swedish vacation home in the middle of winter. The atmosphere is Rock, Paper, Scissors vibes… oh and the main character also has prosopagnosia. The plot is totally different but the pieces you need to make the story work are similar. Eleanor has just inherited her grandmother’s manor home following her shocking murder. She is at the home with her boyfriend, her aunt and her grandmother’s lawyer to inventory the inheritance. Quite quickly, unusual things begin happening in the house and we are left wondering if there is a supernatural element or a very real human threat on the loose.

Eleanor must figure out just what has been haunting her family before it comes after them all. As the weather worsens, Eleanor explores the house and its history through the stories of her aunt and a diary left behind by a housemaid. Something is not quite right with her family but she can’t quite determine what it might be. As characters turn up injured and dead, the intensity and pace pick up. Like with The Lost Village, Sten captures that dull ache of anxiety in the pit of your stomach perfectly.

The truth of what is happening is plausible but unusual and I certainly enjoyed uncovering the mystery with Eleanor. The WTF moment is a great moment of revenge.

Thanks to Minotaur Books for a gifted copy of this novel. All opinions are my own.

Do you like a good revenge plot?

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I am the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for a medical device company where my job is to promote the utility of the device to doctors. I have science and business degrees and have editorial experience in medical communications. In college, I served as an Editorial Assistant for a healthcare communications company and have served on two editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. In my free time, I always have a book in my hand... or two or three! On average, I read 20 books a month. I have looked to combine two of my skill sets to review on Goodreads and promote books on Instagram that I love to other readers. I'm open to partnering with publishers as an influencer for book tours, giveaways etc.

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