Book Review – The Locked Attic

Title: The Locked Attic

Author: B P Walter

Genre: Mystery & Thriller

Goodreads Rating: 3.95

My Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Source: ARC


There’s something in my neighbour’s attic.

Something steeped in shadows. A secret to everyone. Seen by no one…

He stands sometimes at the window. Hidden in the corner of my eye.

I know he’s there. I know he’s watching.

Now my son is dead. My neighbour is not.

And I’m going to find out why.

My Review:

I’d like to thank One More Chapter for sending me a proof of this book in exchange for my honest review. I love a locked room mystery and when you throw troublesome neighbours into the mix you know the story is going to be interesting. I have read and enjoyed B P Walter’s previous books and was thrilled to give this one a go.

The majority of the story is told from the POV of Stephanie who has woken up in hospital, feeling somewhat disorientated. From there we are told the story of the events leading up to her hospital visit as well as moments from her past that contribute to the final reveal. It becomes clear very quickly that Stephanie does not trust her neighbours and feels they hold they answers to some much needed questions she has.

This is one of those reviews where I can’t reveal much more than that about the plot, without giving away spoilers! It’s safe to say that there is so much more than meets the eye where Richard and Janet are concerned but Johnathan is the gem of the story. He ended up being my favourite and most memorable character.

I found this to be a very quick read, had I not been doing a readalong with some fellow bookstagrammers then I would of demolished it in one sitting. B P Walter has written a story that is fast paced, tense and kept me guessing until the final moments. I loved the complex relationship between Danny and Johnathan and how Stephanie reacted to each discovery.

What made this read more fun was chatting to other readers as I went. I loved hearing their thoughts and theories along the way as well as their final opinions.


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