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Tessa Shepherd is a documentary film maker that gains notoriety when she helps free a man that she believes has been wrongly convicted of murder only to find out that a year after his release he has killed again Now her world has come crashing down around her Meanwhile her mother has passed away This brings her back together with her estranged sister, Margo Upon the reading of the will it is discovered that their mother had been adopted and that the Fallbrook estate that her birth family onc Tessa Shepherd is a documentary film maker that gains notoriety when she helps free a man that she believes has been wrongly convicted of murder only to find out that a year after his release he has killed again Now her world has come crashing down around her Meanwhile her mother has passed away This brings her back together with her estranged sister, Margo Upon the reading of the will it is discovered that their mother had been adopted and that the Fallbrook estate that her birth family once owned has been left to the girls The girls are shocked because their mother had never said a word to them While the news is shocking it does provide Tessa with the hideout she s looking for as reporters and police are chomping at the bit for her to answer some questions Fallbrook has not been left empty however Elderly sisters Dierdre Kitty, the caretakers, still live in the cottage on the property They are there to make sure that the horrifying secrets of Fallbrook stay hidden away That is until Tessa comes along This had a strong start but started to lose momentum around the halfway mark and the reason for that is because there were too many plot threads to follow With so much going on it was hard to become engaged with all of the story lines I really enjoyed the past sections I found the history and mystery surrounding Fallbrook incredibly compelling and these were most definitely my favorite moments I grew very tired of the bickering between Tessa and Margo and the constant reminder that something happened between them but what oh what could it be Tessa hems and haws constantly and is on the verge of a panic attack on nearly every page This book, I think, would have benefited by excluding the entire Margo story line It was justminutiae to wade through to get to the juicy bits And the reason for their 20 year estrangement to begin with One simple conversation between them could have solved this entirely and I also find it hard to believe that their parents didn t doto reunite the girls On a positive note this author has an easy writing style that is engaging and also quite lovely I would not hesitate to pick up another book by her 3 stars Thank you to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for providing me with a digital ARC in echange for an honest review. 3 4 stars The Caretakers has two seemingly unconnected storylines The first is that of Tessa Shepherd a TV documentary maker and how her life unravels 18 months after making a programme about the false imprisonment of Oliver Barlow The second concerns the caretakers of Fallwood House, elderly sisters Kitty and Deirdre Donnelly Fallwood is now very dilapidated and has not been lived in since a terrible event happened there many years ago What unfolds is a dramatic collision between past and 3 4 stars The Caretakers has two seemingly unconnected storylines The first is that of Tessa Shepherd a TV documentary maker and how her life unravels 18 months after making a programme about the false imprisonment of Oliver Barlow The second concerns the caretakers of Fallwood House, elderly sisters Kitty and Deirdre Donnelly Fallwood is now very dilapidated and has not been lived in since a terrible event happened there many years ago What unfolds is a dramatic collision between past and the present First of all, the writing is high quality and there are some really good descriptions, some creepiness and moments of suspense Some of the characters are well crafted especially the elderly sisters You get a real sense of the atmosphere of Fallwood, it s occupants and what happens in the past There is a sort of ghastliness to Kitty s story which I like very much However, I feel there is far too much going on in the story and sometimes the switching of storylines is confusing There are a couple of scenes that I feel are very over the top, stretching credulity though they are certainly dramatic Overall, I did enjoy it particularly the storyline from the past, it s that one that intrigued me the most and the one I will remember I think Tessa s story works less well and ultimately I would have liked the book to bepared down After much internal debate I m giving the book the 4 stars rather than 3 because it is so well written and enjoyable.Thanks to NetGalley andPublishing for the ARC Though I ve been a gothic fiction junkie for years, The Caretakers is the first Eliza Maxwell novel I ve read This suspenseful, intricately plotted novel weaves together multiple interrelated storylinesseamlessly than I would have expected, considering the number of characters and events involved The present day chapters focus primarily on documentary filmmaker Tessa Shepherd s attempt to escape the media circus surrounding the meltdown of her most famous subject the wrongly convicted O Though I ve been a gothic fiction junkie for years, The Caretakers is the first Eliza Maxwell novel I ve read This suspenseful, intricately plotted novel weaves together multiple interrelated storylinesseamlessly than I would have expected, considering the number of characters and events involved The present day chapters focus primarily on documentary filmmaker Tessa Shepherd s attempt to escape the media circus surrounding the meltdown of her most famous subject the wrongly convicted Oliver Barlow As the victim of police misconduct, Barlow spent years in prison for a crime he may well not have committed think Making of a Murderer When his conviction is overturned and he walks free, however, things don t proceed the way Oliver or Tessa envisioned.and that leads to some fairly dark developments Not only is Tessa shocked, but she is also implicated as a suspect in a new murder Barlow may have committed Instead of facing up to the consequences of her actions, Tessa flees to a dilapidated mansion she s just inherited But how long can she hide from the police and the man who blames her for everything that s gone wrong since his release The other chapters in The Caretakers focus on another killing, the slaughter of a family in a single day decades earlier Like Barlow, the man convicted may not have been guilty Told mostly from the point of view of the elderly Kitty Donnelly, these chapters give glimpses into the past but truth is as clouded as Kitty s mind Was it her brother who actually killed the Cooke family Is his ghost real or just another sign of Kitty s dementia As is usually the case in gothic novels, the past and present are inextricably linked but the true extent of this only becomes clear at the end of the book.I ve spent a good chunk of this review explaining the plot, but I ve hardly touched on the novel s key points This is also a story about sisters past and sisters present, about love triangles, betrayals, secret adoptions, madness and an evil stepmother to boot Which brings me to my only caveat at times there is almost too much going on in this book I would also have liked a little less of the Barlow story anddetails about the historical tale That said, I enjoyed this story and will definitely be readingof Maxwell s novels One thing I especially liked was the relationships between both sets of sisters Tessa and her twin Margot and Kitty and her sister Deirdre I don t know if Maxwell has a sister, but she captures the bonds, the rivalries and the rifts between siblings with great humor and skill I also love the irony that the two elderly sisters Kitty and Deirdre aren t actually caretakers they ve spent their lives ensuring that the mansion aka the murder house falls further and further into disrepair Much thanks to Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley for providing me an ARC in exchange for an honest review Thanks to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for an e galley in exchange for an honest review Tessa Shepherd, documentary filmmaker seems to be handling success fairly well even if her family life is a mess Her recent true crime documentary helped an innocent man finally find justice and it has spurred other fantastic projects But within six months a new nightmare begins and reports begin to surface that possibly Tessa has actually unleashed a monster back into society At the same time, Te Thanks to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for an e galley in exchange for an honest review Tessa Shepherd, documentary filmmaker seems to be handling success fairly well even if her family life is a mess Her recent true crime documentary helped an innocent man finally find justice and it has spurred other fantastic projects But within six months a new nightmare begins and reports begin to surface that possibly Tessa has actually unleashed a monster back into society At the same time, Tessa s mother dies and she must return to her family home where her estranged sister waits Overwhelmed in every direction, Tessa seeks refuge at a newly discovered estate which is part of the sister s inheritance While there, Tessa and Margot meet two elderly sisters that have been taking care of the home and may be able to shed information on a long ago series of murders that has a connection to their family A spell binding gothic atmosphere that kept me turning the pages with plenty of drama and family strife This was my first Eliza Maxwell story but it certainly won t be my lastThe Caretakers offered just enough suspense to keep me on my toys and I really liked the characters Also so glad that an author didn t throw in a romance on top of everything else for Tessa Yay Goodreads review published 07 04 20 Expected publication 14 04 20 In The Isolated Estate She S Found The Perfect Getaway But There S No Escaping The Past In This Chilling Novel From The Bestselling Author Of The Unremembered Girl Filmmaker Tessa Shepherd Helped Free A Man She Believed Was Wrongly Imprisoned For Murder When He Kills Again, Tessa S Life Is UpendedShe S Reeling With Guilt, Her Reputation Destroyed Worse, Tessa S Mother Has Unexpectedly Passed Away, And Her Sister, Margot, Turns On Her After Tensions From Their Past Escalate Hounded By A Bullying Press, Tessa Needs An Escape That S When She Learns Of A Strange Inheritance Bequeathed By Her Mother A Derelict And Isolated Estate Known As Fallbrook It Seems Like The Perfect RefugeA Crumbling Monument To A Gruesome History, The Mansion Has Been Abandoned By All But Two Elderly Sisters Retained As Caretakers They Are Also Guardians Of All Its Mysteries As The House Starts Revealing Its Dark Secrets, Tessa Must Face Her Fears And Right The Wrongs Of Her Past To Save Herself And Her Relationship With Margot But Nothing And No One At Fallbrook Are What They Seem Tessa is a filmmaker who went out of her way to get an Innocent man freed But now it looks like he s killed again Tessa and her sister Margot inherited Fallwood, a crumbling and creepy house Derdrie and Kitty are the caretakers of the house They are two elderly sisters who have kept the secret of the house Tessa and Margot has an unpleasant past It takes the death of their mother to get them back together.Thisnstorynis a mixture of historical fiction, mystery and thriller It tells how the Tessa is a filmmaker who went out of her way to get an Innocent man freed But now it looks like he s killed again Tessa and her sister Margot inherited Fallwood, a crumbling and creepy house Derdrie and Kitty are the caretakers of the house They are two elderly sisters who have kept the secret of the house Tessa and Margot has an unpleasant past It takes the death of their mother to get them back together.Thisnstorynis a mixture of historical fiction, mystery and thriller It tells how the wrong decision can affect a life Thenstory moves back and forth in time Two different storiesthst come together by the end I loved the authors writing style and there was some unexpected twists The story is dark I places I loved the last chapter I do recommend this book I would like to thank NetGalley, Lake Union Publishing and the author E,iza Maxwell for my ARC in exchange for an honest review 4.5 stars Tessa Shephard is a documentary filmmaker, who finds herself in the spotlight when she helps release a murderer She believed he was innocent until something happens to dispute that So after the unaccepted death of her mother, she finds that her mom was keeping some secrets from her daughters Trying to find somewhere to hide, she goes to a house that was kept secret from her family However, she only findsmystery and secrets This had two timelines Tessa s current situation a 4.5 stars Tessa Shephard is a documentary filmmaker, who finds herself in the spotlight when she helps release a murderer She believed he was innocent until something happens to dispute that So after the unaccepted death of her mother, she finds that her mom was keeping some secrets from her daughters Trying to find somewhere to hide, she goes to a house that was kept secret from her family However, she only findsmystery and secrets This had two timelines Tessa s current situation and the mystery that happened in this house years ago I will say that I would rather have hadof the story focus on the caretakers and the house That interested methan Tessa and her story Sometimes I felt that situation really didn t belong in this book and that the two stories didn t really belong in the same book The caretakers and the mystery of the house is why I m giving the extra half star Otherwise, this was a good book but one story was a lot better than the other Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review Once, laughter filled the spaces between the tired walls Running feet and mother s hugs and whispers under covers at night Hearts beat, as hearts do, then broke, then beat againThe Caretakers by Eliza Maxwell is a suspense novel about human tragedy and family ties, that will keep you guessing until the very end.Tessa Shepherd is a dedicated filmmaker and her recent production helped to free a man who she believed to be wrongly convicted However, when suddenly he kidnaps and kills a youOnce, laughter filled the spaces between the tired walls Running feet and mother s hugs and whispers under covers at night Hearts beat, as hearts do, then broke, then beat againThe Caretakers by Eliza Maxwell is a suspense novel about human tragedy and family ties, that will keep you guessing until the very end.Tessa Shepherd is a dedicated filmmaker and her recent production helped to free a man who she believed to be wrongly convicted However, when suddenly he kidnaps and kills a young woman, Tessa s life comes crashing down Trying to get away from the media mayhem and the family tragedy, she decides to seek for shelter in the long forgotten estate she inherited from her mother But she s yet to learn that this house also hides a long forgotten secret.I don t read thrillers often but the summary of The Caretakers piqued my interest right away, because I have a weakness for old mansions and family mysteries I have to say that the book didn t fully meet my expectations, but it was certainly a thrilling read.The plot is divided into two stories, one told from Tessa s point of view and regarding her life, her relationship with her twin sister and the unexpected upheaval caused by her documentary and the second told from Kitty s point of view, focused on the old Fallbrook mansion and its dark story The book has a lot of unexpected twists and turns, that definitely keep things interesting and chilling, at times And despite it being a thriller, the heart of the story is the strength of the family bonds and how a person is able to keep even the darkest secrets in order to protect people they care about I really liked that the story had a lot of layers, and even if it may seem a bit confusing at first, it all slowly unravels as you keep on reading.However, sometimes I wished that the characters and both stories weredeveloped It feels like this book is very much plot driven, but not fully knowing the characters didn t allow me to care for them as much as I could In additon, personally I didn t really see any connection between the two stories, other then that they were linked through the characters of Tessa I even thought that both plot lines could make for very interesting separate novels, because there was a lot of room for further development.All in all, I would recommend The Caretakers if you like thriller and suspense or even novels about family secrets, but with a twist It s a fast paced, surprising and entertaining read, and the palpable tense atmosphere makes it a real page turner Thank you to Lake Union Publishing and Netgalley for kindly proving me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review I have read every book that Eliza Maxwell has published, and I am a big fan of her stories She just has a way with words and knows how to create a mysterious and creepy atmosphere You can t help but be sucked in and try to figure out what is going on I love stories that can keep me guessing until the end, and this was definitely the case with The Caretakers The story is told from Tessa s, and the caretakers Deidre and Kitty s POV ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review I have read every book that Eliza Maxwell has published, and I am a big fan of her stories She just has a way with words and knows how to create a mysterious and creepy atmosphere You can t help but be sucked in and try to figure out what is going on I love stories that can keep me guessing until the end, and this was definitely the case with The Caretakers The story is told from Tessa s, and the caretakers Deidre and Kitty s POV I am going to be pretty vague with my review, because I don t want to spoil anything I just want to say that nothing is as it seems Make sure to keep track of all the small things I loved discovering new things throughout the book, which had me changing my theories about what was going on I loved the twists and turns, which of some really surprised me There is a lot going on in this book but everything fits really well together There was no dull moment and I was hooked until the end This book was heartbreaking but also heartwarming in a way I loved seeing the main character Tessa find peace and mend her relationship with her sister I also enjoyed seeing Tessa learn the truth about her family The cover of this book is gorgeous, and it really fits with the vibe of the story I highly recommend this book if you are intrigued with what you read in the blurb my review, or if you have read books by this author before I think Eliza did a great job with this book, and I already look forward to the next one I m thrilled to say that THE CARETAKERS will be released in April 2020, and I cannot wait to share it with you all In the meantime, happy reading everyone, and cheers to a wonderful rest of 2019 All the best Eliza The Caretakers


About the Author: Eliza Maxwell

Eliza Maxwell lives in Texas with a patient man, two impatient children and a bird named Sarah When she s not working on her next novel, she stays busy trying to keep her children from some future therapist s chair You can reach her at theelizamaxwell gmail.com.


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