I am a big fan of gothic mysteries and intricate storylines, and The Caretakers delivers in spades.
I wanted a book I could really get lost in, with plenty of suspense and realistic and compelling characters. I especially loved delving into Tessa’s story. Her guilt and how she struggles to deal with it at the same time as she deals with the loss of her mother and the familial tension that ensues, is riveting.
The Caretakers is the sort of book that keeps you up at night – you want to know what will happen next, so you keep turning the pages without caring a jot about the time or where you have to be the next day,
One of the things that I loved with The Caretakers was the attention to detail. Maxwell does a fantastic job of describing the setting, of taking her time to pull the reader into the story so that it has an almost cinematic feel.
And, unlike many other books in this genre, the ending is perfectly paced and satisfying.
So far, The Caretakers is one of my favorite reads of 2020. Highly recommended!
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