Tuesday Intro: Do Not Disturb by Claire Douglas

Once again this week, I’m linking up again with Vicky at I’d Rather Be At The Beach who hosts a post every Tuesday for people to share the first chapter/paragraph of the book they are reading, or thinking of reading soon. This week, I’m reading Do Not Disturb by Claire Douglas, an author whose previous books I’ve really enjoyed.

Here’s What It’s About…


After what happened in London, Kirsty needs a fresh start with her family. And running a guesthouse in the Welsh mountains sounds idyllic.

But then their first guest arrives.

Selena is the last person Kirsty wants to see. It’s seventeen years since she tore everything apart.

Why has she chosen now to walk back into Kirsty’s life? Is Selena running from something too? Or is there an even darker reason for her visit?

Because Kirsty knows that once you invite trouble into your home, it can be murder getting rid of it . . .

And here’s how it starts…

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

I’m awoken by a shrill scream. Something’s happened to the girls. I sit up in bed, my heart racing. The air is still. Silent. Did I dream it? My eyes dart to Adrian’s side of  the bed. It’s empty, the sheet creased and slightly damp, the duvet thrown back as though he left in a hurry. Where is he? My alarm clock shows 5.37 a.m. and, through a crack in the curtains, the sky is still dark, the tips of the mountains disappearing into early-morning mist.

I fumble for my dressing-gown, which I’d thrown across the foot of the bed the night before. I pull it on as I hurry from the room. Across the landing, the door to the girls’ room is closed.

I’m just about to go to it when I hear the scream again. There’s no mistaking it this time. It sounds like my mother.

what do you think? Would you keep reading?

Emma x



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