Tim is typical laidback guy, breezing through life. He sleeps on his ex-girlfriends couch so when he sees the housing possibility of a lifetime he jumps at it. Large house, close to work, lovely neighbourhood. The only condition is he would share it with Anna London, a peculiar young woman who suffers from agoraphobia.
At first things start off fine. Tim is enjoying the new house and while Anna is odd, he decides she has an awkward charm about her. But then strange things start happening. Writing on the wall. Spiders in his room. Everyone insists it is Anna at the cause of it all, but Tim isn’t so certain. There is a sinister feeling in the house, and it isn’t done yet.
I loved the slow-burning romance between Tim and Anna, and she became my favourite character. It was interesting to read about her condition and my heart just broke for her and everything she had gone through.
Sweet Damage was a creepy book, something akin to Hitchcock who was the master of thriller. It was a pleasure to read, which I did slowly. With the lights on.
Reviewed by Pamela.
Thank you to Faber for sending us a copy to review.