Review: The Forgotten Room by Ann Troup


3.5 stars

An intriguing mystery and police procedural based around an old, gothic mansion and the secrets of the family who lives within its walls.

This was a deeply woven story with a large cast of characters. After a skull is found on the grounds of an old house and a massive drama unfolds, like dominos falling down – one suspicious death after another. And a nurse who has been called in to help is caught in directly in the middle. Who is responsible for all the crazy things that are happening? What really happened inside the house?

This is equal parts mystery and police procedural, I definitely enjoyed the perspective from the detectives as it was intriguing how they operate. And the comic relief from some of the officers was very well received in this gruesome tale.

A bit too grizzly for my taste, but overall a very strong and well written story that I would recommend if you’re not of the faint of heart.

Thank you to HQ Digital for my review copy. This book is now available.


Can the past ever be forgotten?

As soon as nurse Maura Lyle sets foot inside the foreboding Essen Grange, she feels shivers ripple down her spine. And the sense of unease only increases when she meets her new patient, Gordon Henderson.

Drawn into the Henderson family’s tangled web of secrets and betrayals, Maura can ignore the danger lurking behind every door no longer. Even the door she has been forbidden from opening…

Essen Grange is a house with dark and cruel intentions. But now that darkness has turned on her, can Maura escape before it’s too late?


  1. Wonderful review Mellisa!💜

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  2. Fantastic review, Melis! I don’t think grizzly or police procedural are for me, but I appreciated your thoughts! 💗

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    • thebookcollective · June 18

      Thanks, Jennifer – I’m not sure they’re for me either but I thought this one was well done if that’s your thing!

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