The Beach House by PR Black – Book Review


This vacation is about to turn deadly…

Cora’s on the island vacation of her dreams: a private beach in paradise, a romantic proposal, and an eight-figure cheque following the sale of her new fiancé’s business.

When their island turns out to be not so private after all, Cora tries to make the best of a bad situation by inviting their strangely friendly neighbours to celebrate with them. But it doesn’t take long for her once-in-a-lifetime holiday to take a very sinister turn…



Cora and Jonathan plan the perfect holiday to celebrate their engagement and the selling of Jonathan’s business.

On their perfect, idyllic island they come across Hazel and Dylan…..the island was not as private as they believed…

They soon become friendly, but Cora is a little uneasy as she notices just how much the couple resemble her and Jonathan……and then events turn sinister. With flashbacks to Cora’s past…….the tension builds.

This is a slow burn of a psychological thriller with a feeling of unease and an ever building sense of tension…..

With a marvellously complex plot, with plenty of surprises, adding to  the suspense from start to the exciting and ultimately satisfying ending. I can thoroughly recommend it.

Thank you to Vicky Joss at Aria Fiction for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour, for the promotional material and a free ecopy of the book. This is my honest and unbiased review.


About the author


Author and journalist PR Black lives in Yorkshire, although he was born and brought up in Glasgow. When he’s not driving his wife and two children to distraction with all the typing, he enjoys hillwalking, fresh air and the natural world, and can often be found asking the way to the nearest pub in the Lake District. His short stories have been published in several books including the Daily Telegraph’s Ghost Stories and the Northern Crime One anthology. His Glasgow detective, Inspector Lomond, is appearing in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. He took the runner-up spot in the 2014 Bloody Scotland crime-writing competition with “Ghostie Men”. His work has also been performed on stage in London by Liars’ League. He has also been shortlisted for the Red Cross International Prize, the William Hazlitt essay prize and the Bridport Prize. 


Follow P.R. Black: 

Twitter: @PatBlack9

Facebook: @PRBlackAuthor


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